Louis I "Le Pieux" CAROLING, Holy Roman Emperor
(Abt 805-843)
Cte Eudes (Odo) D' ORL…ANS
(Est 775-834)
Ctsse Engeltrude D' ORL…ANS
Charles II "le Chauve" CAROLING, King of the West Franks
Ermentrude D' ORL…ANS, Queen of the West Franks
(844-Aft 870)


Family Links

1. ∆thelwulf DE WESSEX, King of Wessex
2. ∆thelbald I DE WESSEX, King of Wessex
3. Cte Baudouin I 'Bras de Fer' DE FLANDRE


  • Born: 844
  • Married (1): 1 Oct 856, Verberie Sur Oise, France
  • Married (2): 858
  • Married (3): 13 Aug 862, Auxerre, Yonne, Bourgogne, France
  • Died: After 870

  Also called Judith de Francie 1

  Research Notes:

The Genealogica Arnulfi Comitis names (in order) "Iudith et Hildegardim, Hirmintrudim et Gislam" as the four daughters of "Karolus imperatorÖex Hyrmentrudi regina", specifying that she married "Balduinus comes"

Her first husband placed her "by his own side on the regal throne", contrary to normal practice in the kingdom of Wessex. The Annales Bertiniani record the marriage of "Iudit reginam" and "Adalboldus filius eius [=Edilvulf regis]" in 858 after the death of her first husband. Asser records that when King ∆thelwulf was dead, his son ∆thelbald married Judith daughter of Charles king of the Franks "contrary to God's prohibition and the dignity of a Christian, contrary also to the custom of all the pagansÖand drew down much infamy upon himself". The Annales Bertiniani record that Judith returned to her father after the death of her second husband, lived at Senlis "sub tuitione paterna", and from there was abducted by "Balduinum comitem" with the consent of her brother Louis, her father consenting to the marriage the following year. Flodoard names "Balduini comitis et IuditaÖKaroli regis filia, Edilvulfo regi Anglorum qui et Edelboldus in matrimonium". 2

  Marriage Information:

Judith married ∆thelwulf DE WESSEX, King of Wessex, son of Egbert (Ecgbeorht) DE WESSEX, King of Wessex, and Redburh (Redburga), on 1 Oct 856 in Verberie Sur Oise, France. (∆thelwulf DE WESSEX was born in 806 in Wessex, England, died on 13 Jan 858 in Stambridge, Essex, England and was buried in Winchester Cathedral, London, England.

  Marriage Notes:

The Annales Bertiniani record the betrothal in Jul 856 of "Iudith filiam Karli regis" and "Edilvulf rex occidentalium Anglorum" after the latter returned from Rome and their marriage "Kal Oct in Vermaria palatio", during which "Ingmaro Durocortori Remorum episcopo" set a queen's diadem on her head.

  Marriage Information:

Judith also married ∆thelbald I DE WESSEX, King of Wessex, son of ∆thelwulf DE WESSEX, King of Wessex, and Queen Osburh of the Isle of Wight, in 858. (∆thelbald I DE WESSEX was born about 834, died on 20 Dec 860 and was buried on 25 Dec 860 in Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England.)

  Marriage Information:

Judith also married Cte Baudouin I 'Bras de Fer' DE FLANDRE, son of Seigneur Odoacer D' HARLEBEEK, Gouverneur de Flandres and Unknown, on 13 Aug 862 in Auxerre, Yonne, Bourgogne, France. (Baudouin I 'Bras de Fer' DE FLANDRE was born between 830 and 837 in Flanders and died in 879 in Auxerre, Yonne, Bourgogne, France.)


1 Comtes de Flandre(s)(Vlaanderen), Flandre(s), Pays-Bas, Etienne Pattou, 2005, p. 2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Judith.

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