|Beatrix DE BOURGOGNE
Beatrix DE BOURGOGNE
- Married: Between 10 Sep 954 and 12 Nov 954
- Died: 23 Sep 1003
Flodoard refers to "Hugonis principis filiam" marrying "Fredericus, frater Adalberonis episcopi" in 954. The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Beatricis, Hugonis Capitonis Francorum regis sororis" as wife of "ducis Frederici". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "sororem [Otto filius Hugo rex…dux Burgundie]…Beatricem" as wife of "Fridericus dux Mosellanorum". There is no proof of the identity of the mother of Beatrix, although it is unlikely that she was the daughter of her father's first wife given the date of her marriage. She acted as regent of Upper Lotharingia for her son Duke Thierry I from 978 to 987, taking an active part in the government of the duchy. She intervened with her brother Hugues Capet over the capture of her son by French troops during the siege of Verdun in 985, and actively attempted to resolve the Franco/German conflict over Lotharingia by diplomatic means. She was imprisoned in an abbey by her son, impatient to assume personal rule, but the Pope obliged him to release her. She visited the monastery of Saint-Dié in 1003 with her family. 1
Beatrix married Duc Frederic DE HAUTE-LORRAINE, son of Gf. Wigerich III VON BIDGAU, Comte d'Ardenne, and Kunigunde D' ARDENNES, between 10 Sep 954 and 12 Nov 954. (Frederic DE HAUTE-LORRAINE was born between 910 and 915 in Aachen, Rheinland and died about Jul 978.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Beatrix.