|Ctse Bertrada "au Grand Pied" DE LAON, Queen of the Franks
Ctse Bertrada "au Grand Pied" DE LAON, Queen of the Franks
- Born: Abt 721, Laon, Aisne, France
- Married: Between 743 and 744
- Died: 12 Jun 783, near Compiègne, Oise, France
- Buried: église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis
Known as "Bertha Big Foot"
The Annales Laurissenses record the marriage in 749 of "Bertradem cognomine Bertam, Cariberti Laudunensis comitis filiam" and "Pippinus". "Pippinus rex Francorum" donated property to found Kloster Prüm by charter dated 13 Aug 762 which names "coniux mea Bertrada…genitor suus Heribertus". Pépin planned to divorce his wife, but was convinced otherwise by Pope Paul I in 762. After the death of her husband, Bertrada assumed a prominent role in government. She tried unsuccessfully to reconcile her two sons, meeting with Carloman at Seltz and also travelling to Italy in 770.
The necrology of Argenteuil Priory records the death "IV Id Jul" of "Bertrada regina". 1
Berta married Pépin "Le Bref" CAROLING Mayor of Neustria, King of the Franks, son of Charles "Martel" NIBELUNG and Chrotrudis DE TRÈVES Duchess of Austrasia, between 743 and 744. (Pépin "Le Bref" CAROLING Mayor of Neustria, King of the Franks was born about 714, died on 24 Sep 768 in St. Denis, Paris, France and was buried in église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Bertrada.