Name: Hedwige OF GERMANY
Death: 24 DEC 0903
Note: Stammtafeln says she is the daughter of Henry, Margrave of Mark(d 886).
Current consensus (as summarised by E.Hlawitschka, in Rheinische
Vierteljarhrblatter, 1974, p141ff) is that she was a daughter ofMargrave Henry who died at paris against the Normans 28.8.886(he also often appears with other titles: Duke of theAustrasians, is one of them). Her mother was according to thesame author) was probably a grand-daughter of St.Ida (d.c.820)and the Saxon Count Egbert (flor. 809-11).
I can only refer back to the same article: there was a family inSaxony
at this time who historians call the Egbertiner or Cobbonenafter their
most distinguished members. The details about Ida and Egbert'sfamily
come from two sources: her Life (written 980/3) and theTranslatio
S.Pusinnae (c.860/77). St.Ida was the founder of Herford, aconvent
in Saxony. Her Life calls Egbert duke of all saxony between theRhine
and the weser appointed by Charlemagne. A count Egbert appearsin
the Royal frankish annals in 809 and 811 concerned with theboundary
between Saxony and the Denmark. Their children included Warin
abbot of Corvey 826-56, and Count Cobbo the Elder (d. fl 845),and
Addila abbess of Herford. This family continued to be importantin
Saxony in the 10th century.
Ida is said to be the daughter of a Frankish count (thoughHlawitschka tries to make her a daughter of Carloman I d.771,wrongly I think). As Egbert of Wessex became king in 802 (?), itwould seem unlikely that he could have two different careers intwo different countries, at the same time. Unless the ASC date802 is wrong.
PS: the Egbertiner are also mentioned in an article in English(about
the revolt of the Stellinga in Saxony c.840-43), in Speculum 70,1995, p488.
Speculum is an American journal on Medieval History.
Dutch "Winkler Prins" encyclopedia says Henry was via his mothera
grandson of Louis the German (who was a grandson ofCharlemagne). The
sources of this article are:
- Jahrbücher des deutschen Reichs unter König Heinrich, by G.Waitz (1885,
- König Heinrich I, by Fr. Lüdtke (1936)
- Geschichte der sächsischen Kaiserzeit, by R. Holzmann (1941,1953)
- König Heinrich I, by W. Mohr (1950)
- Von den Karolingern zu den Staufern, by J. Haller (1958)
- Die Mark Brandenburg, by J. Schultze (1961)
- Heinrich I, Südwest- und Westpolitik, by H. Büttner (1964)
"Von den Karolingern zu den Staufern" is the source of thegenealogical information in the article.
Father: Louis II the German KING OF EAST FRANKS b: 0800 in France
Mother: Emma OF BAVARIA b: ABT 0810
Otto the Illustrious of Saxony DUKE OF SAXONY b: 0851
- Liudolf OF SAXONY
- Thangmar OF SAXONY
- Oda OF SAXONY
- Henry I the Fowler HOLY ROMAN EMP b: 0875