|Gisela DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE
Gisela DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE
- Born: 955-960
- Married: Bef 972
- Died: 21 Jul 1007
Herimannus names "Gisela, Counradi regis Burgundiæ filia" as wife of "Heinricus dux Baioariæ" and mother of Emperor Heinrich II. Her birth date range is estimated from her having given birth to her eldest son in , which indicates that she must have been King Conrad's daughter by his first marriage, although no direct proof has yet been found to confirm that this is correct. Thietmar records that Gisela was exiled to Merseburg after the trial of her husband in 978. Many contemporary sources confuse Gisela with her niece of the same name, daughter of her half-sister Gerberga and the latter's second husband. For example, the Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon names "sororem regis [Rodulfi Burgundie] Gislam" as wife of "Chonradum" and mother of "tertium Henricum". It is not known why this report is repeated so frequently in other chronicles, for simple chronology demonstrates that it cannot be correct. According to the Preface of Vitæ Heinrici et Cunegundis Imperatores, "Gisila imperatrix, mater sancti Heinrici imperatoris obit VII Kal Martii". Thietmar records the death of "our king's…mother…Gisela" on 21 Jul and her burial at Regensburg, dated to 1007 from the context.
The necrology of Merseburg records the death "21 Jul" of "domna Gisela mater Heinrici imperatoris". The necrology of Magdeburg records the death "21 Jul" of "Gisla filia Chuonradi regis".
Gisela married Herzog Heinrich II "der Zänker" VON BAYERN, son of Heinrich I "the Quarelsome" VON SACHSEN Duke of Bavaria (947-955) and Judith VON BAYERN, before 972. (Herzog Heinrich II "der Zänker" VON BAYERN was born in 951 in Gandersheim, Sachsen and died on 28 Aug 995.)