(-Aft 868)


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0. Lothaire II CAROLING, King of Lothringia


  • Married: not married
  • Died: 9 April, after 868, Alsace-Lorraine, France

  General Notes:

Compiler's 32/33/34/35/36/37 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

One manuscript of the Gesta Treverorum names "Waldradam sororem…Guntheri Coloniensis archiepiscopus" when recording her adulterous relationship with King Lothaire II. The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Catalogus of archbishops of Köln records that the concubine of "Lotharius" was "Waldradam, sororem Guntheri archiepiscopi Coloniensis" and that her brother encouraged Lothaire to leave his legitimate wife for Waldrada, for which he was excommunicated by the Pope. The Annales Novesienses record that “Guntherus episcopus Coloniensis” had “sororem…Vastradam…aliis Waldradam” whom “dux Lotharingiæ Lotharius…superdixit” after her brother approved his divorce from “legitima uxore Tyberga”. According to Baron Ernouf, Gunther archbishop of Köln was uncle of Waldrada and Thetgaud archbishop of Trier was her brother... The Annales Bertiniani names "Hlotharius Waldradam concubinam" when recording that Lothaire purported to marry her in 862 and crowned her with the support of "Liutfrido avunculo suo et Waltario". Waldrada was also related to the Etichonen Grafen im Nordgau (ALSACE), as shown by the Vita Sancti Deicoli which names "Waldrada…Heberardo comitis consanguinitatis", but the precise relationship is not known. Folcuin records King Lothaire's excommunication after repudiating his wife for Waldrada. King Lothaire purported to marry Waldrada in [Aug/Sep] 862 and crowned her as Queen, but this was not recognised by the church.

She became a nun at Remiremont. 1

  Marriage Information:

Waldrada was the mistress of Lothaire II CAROLING, King of Lothringia, and the mother of his children.


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Waldrada. As sister of Hilduin, Bishop of Cambrai (from 863), a reconstruction of the ancestry of Waldrada shows her to have been the 3 x great-granddaughter of Ratbod, Duke of Frisia (d. 719), though it is not known whether the descent is through male or female lines

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