Rothard (Chrothard) VON BAYERN
(-Aft 771)
(Abt 805-843)


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Louis I "Le Pieux" CAROLING, Holy Roman Emperor


  • Born: Abt 805, Altdorf, Bayern
  • Married: 2 Feb 818/9, Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia
  • Died: 19 Apr 843, Tours, Neustria

  Research Notes:

Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names "filiam Hwelfi ducis sui, qui erat de nobilissima progenie Bawariorum…Iudith…ex parte matris…Eigilwi nobilissimi generic Saxonici" as second wife of Emperor Louis, specifying that she was "enim pulchra valde". The Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records the marriage of "Iudith filiam Welponis…comitis" and Emperor Louis. The Annales Xantenses record the marriage in Feb 819 of "Ludewicus imperator" and "Iudith". Judith was influential with her husband, which increased the tensions with his sons by his first marriage. Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that "quondam duce Bernhardo, qui erat de stirpe regali" was accused of violating "Iudith reginam" but comments that this was all lies. Judith was exiled to the monastery of Sainte-Croix de Poitiers during the first rebellion of her stepsons in 830, was released in 831, but exiled again to Tortona in Italy in 833 from where she was brought back in Apr 834.

The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "XIII Kal Mai" of "Judith regina". The Annales Xantenses record the death in 843 of "Iudhit imperatrix mater Karoli" at Tours. 1

  Marriage Information:

Judith married Louis I "Le Pieux" CAROLING, Holy Roman Emperor, son of Charles I CAROLING, King of the Franks, and Hildegarde UDALRICHINGER of the Allemanni, on 2 Feb 818/9 in Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia. (Louis I "Le Pieux" CAROLING was born on 16 Apr 778 in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Vienne, Isère, France, died on 20 Jun 840 in Petersaue, an Island in The Rhine near Ingelheim, Germany and was buried in église abbatiale de Saint-Arnoul, Metz, Austrasia.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Judith.

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