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Hildegard was born 758 to Gerold of Vinzgouw (c725-799) and Emma of Alamannia (730-789) and died 30 April 783 Thionville of unspecified causes. She married Charlemagne (747-814) 771 JL .

Less than a year after his first marriage, Charlemagne repudiated Desiderata of the Lombards (c744-) and married a 13-year-old Swabian princess named Hildegard of the Vinzgau (758-783). But she died in 783, probably due to childbirth complications with her last baby. By her he had nine children:

  1. Charles the Younger (c772-811), Duke of Maine, and crowned King of the Franks on 25 December 800
  2. Carloman (renamed Pepin of Italy (773-810)), at age 8 made King of Italy.
  3. Adelaide (c773-774), who was born whilst her parents were on campaign in Italy. She was sent back to Francia, but died before reaching Lyons
  4. Rotrude (775-810)
  5. Louis the Pious (778-840), twin of Lothair, King of Aquitaine since 781 (at age 3), crowned King of the Franks/co-emperor in 813, senior Emperor from 814
  6. Lothair (778-c779), twin of Louis, he died in infancy
  7. Bertha (779-823)
  8. Gisela (781-808) -
  9. Hildegarde (783-783) -





Offspring of Charlemagne and Hildegard (758-783)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rotrude (775-810) 770 6 June 810 Rorgon of Maine (c770-839)
Charles the Younger (c772-811) 772 4 December 811 Bavaria
Adelaide (c773-774) 774 Pavie, Lombardy, Italy 774 Italy
Pepin of Italy (773-810) 773 Vermandois, Normandy, France 8 July 810 Milan, Lombardy, Italy Bertha of Gellone (-) Bertha of Gellone (-) Ingeltrude (?-?)
Louis the Pious (778-840) 778 Chasseneuil, France 20 June 840 Ingelheim am Rhein Theodelinde of Sens (?-?) Ermengarde of Hesbaye (c778-818) Theodelinde of Sens (?-?) Ermengarde of Hesbaye (c778-818) Judith of Bavaria (795-843)
Lothair (778-c779) 778 France 779
Bertha (779-823) 779 823 Angilbert (c750-814)
Gisela (781-808) 781 Milan 808
Hildegarde (783-783) 783 France 783 France



Siblings

Preceded by
Desiderata of the Lombards (c744-)
Queen of the Franks
772–783
Succeeded by
Fastrada of Ingelheim (765-794)

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