Name: Ida von Cologne
Death: AFT 21 NOV 838
Change Date: 28 JUN 2009
Matman posted to GEN-MEDIEVAL: on 15 April 1997:
. . . "I can only refer back to the same article [E. Hlawitschka, in Rheinische Vierteljarhrblatter, 1974, p141ff]: there was a family in Saxony at this time who historians call the Egbertiner or Cobbonen after their most distinguished members. The details about Ida and Egbert's family come from two sources: her Life (written 980/3) and the Translatio S.Pusinnae (c.860/77). St.Ida was the founder of Herford, a
convent in Saxony. Her Life calls Egbert duke of all saxony between the Rhine and the weser appointed by Charlemagne. A count Egbert appears in the Royal frankish annals in 809 and 811 concerned with the boundary 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 important in Saxony in the 10th century.
. . . Ida is said to be the daughter of a Frankish count (though Hlawitschka tries to make her a daughter of Carloman I d.771, wrongly I think). As Egbert of Wessex became king in 802 (?), it would seem unlikely that he could have two different careers in two different countries, at the same time. Unless the ASC date 802 is wrong."
Father: Theoderich Ripuarien von Cologne
Egbert von Saxony
- Liudolf im Sachsen
- Mathilde von Saxony