|Eadgyth DE WESSEX
Eadgyth DE WESSEX
- Born: Between 908 and 912, Wessex, England
- Married: Sep 929
- Died: 26 Jan 945/6
Compiler's 33 x great-grandmother
The Book of Hyde names "Edgitham et Elgimam" as fifth and sixth of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that they were both sent to "Henrico Alemanorum imperatori" and that the former married "filio sui Othoni". Thietmar names "Edith…daughter of King Edmund of England" when recording her marriage during the lifetime of Otto's father, in a later passage stating that she urged her husband to begin establishing the city of Magdeburg. The Annalista Saxo records the wife of Otto as "Ediht filiam Ehtmundi regis Anglorum".
Thietmar records her death 26 Jan "in the eleventh year" of the reign of her husband, after 19 years of marriage, and her place of burial. 1
Eadgyth married Otto I "der Große" VON SACHSEN King of Germany, son of Heinrich I "der Vogelsteller" VON SACHSEN, King of Germany, and Mathilde VON RINGELHEIM, in Sep 929. (Otto I "der Große" VON SACHSEN was born on 23 Nov 912 in Sachsen and died on 7 May 973 in Memleben, Sachsen.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Eadgyth.