Emperor Charlemagne De Herstal

Emperor Charlemagne De Herstal

Male 748 - 814  (65 years)
Person ID: I39596 


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  • Name Charlemagne De Herstal  [1, 2, 3
    Title Emperor 
    Born 2 Apr 748  Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 813/14  Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 28 Jan 813/14  Aachen Cathedral, Shrine of Karl der Große (Charlemagne), Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings
     1. Hermengarde De France (ID:I40337),   b. 750,   d. 787  (Age 37 years)
     2. King Carloman De France, II (ID:I49213),   b. 28 Jun 751,   d. 4 Dec 771  (Age 20 years)
     3. Isberge De France (ID:I71138),   b. Abt 759,   d. Abt 810  (Age ~ 51 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F29918 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father King Pépin De France, III Le Bref (ID:I40559),   b. Abt 714,   d. 24 Sep 768  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Queen Berthe Da Laon, dite Aux Grands Pieds (ID:I40701),   b. Abt 720, Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 783, Choisy-au-Bac, Oise, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 

    Family 1

    Family ID: F57413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 1 Gersuinda (ID:I72793),   d. DECEASED 
    Children 
      1. Adaltrude De Herstal (ID:I72794),   b. 774

    Family 2

    Family ID: F55976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 2 Régina (ID:I71044),   b. Abt 780,   d. 844  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married concubine  [3, 4
    Children 
      1. Drogo De Herstal (ID:I72789),   b. 801
      2. Hugues De France (ID:I71045),   b. 802,   d. 7 Jun 844, Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)

    Family 3

    Family ID: F57412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 3 Ethelind (ID:I72790),   d. DECEASED 
    Children 
      1. Richbod De Herstal (ID:I72791),   b. 805,   d. 844  (Age 39 years)
      2. Theodoric De Herstal (ID:I72792),   b. 807

    Family 4

    Family ID: F29919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 4 Queen Désirée, De Lombardie (ID:I41568),   d. DECEASED 
    Married 25 Dec 770  Mayence, Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Annulled 771  [3, 4

    Family 5

    Family ID: F37649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 5 Himiltrude, D'Alémanie (ID:I49216),   b. Abt 742,   d. Abt 780  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Abt 771  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Divorced Abt 783  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
      1. Ida De France (ID:I71107),   d. DECEASED
      2. Armaudru De Herstal (ID:I71110),   d. DECEASED
      3. Cunégonde D' Austrasie (ID:I71101),   b. Bef 760,   d. 835  (Age > 75 years)
      4. Prince Pépin De Herstal, the Hunchback (ID:I49215),   b. Abt 768,   d. 811, Prüm, Bitburg-Prum, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)

    Family 6

    Family ID: F29346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 6 Empress Hildegard Von Vinzgau, De Bavière (ID:I38510),   b. 4 May 757, Schweinfurt, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 783, Thionville, Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 771  Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
      1. Duke of Maine Charles De Herstal, Le Jeune (ID:I49226),   b. Abt 772,   d. 4 Dec 811  (Age ~ 39 years)
      2. Adelaïde De Herstal (ID:I71111),   b. 773,   d. 774  (Age 1 years)
      3. Berthe De France (ID:I71017),   b. Abt 775, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 824  (Age ~ 49 years)
      4. Rotrude De France (ID:I71053),   b. 1 Jan 775, Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 810  (Age 35 years)
      5. King Pépin Carloman De Herstal, I (ID:I49227),   b. Apr 777,   d. 8 Jul 810, Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
      6. Emperor Louis, I le Pieux (ID:I40153),   b. 16 Apr 778, Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 840, Ingelheim, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
      7. Lothair De Herstal (ID:I72795),   b. 16 Apr 778,   d. Between 779 and 780  (Age 0 years)
      8. Gisela De Herstal (ID:I72796),   b. 781,   d. 808  (Age 27 years)
      9. Hildegarde De Herstal (ID:I72797),   b. 782,   d. 783  (Age 1 years)

    Family 7

    Family ID: F37652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 7 Queen Fastrada De Franconie (ID:I49224),   b. Abt 765,   d. 10 Aug 794, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 783  Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
      1. Redburge De France (ID:I71029),   d. DECEASED
      2. Theodrade De France (ID:I71031),   b. 785,   d. 853  (Age 68 years)
      3. Hiltrude De France (ID:I71030),   b. 787,   d. DECEASED

    Family 8

    Family ID: F37653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 8 Queen Consort Luitgard (ID:I49225),   d. 4 Jun 800 
    Married 794  [3, 4

    Other Personal Events

    Occupation Between 9 Oct 768 and 28 Jan 813/14  [1, 3
    King of the Franks 
    Occupation Between 10 Jul 774 and 28 Jan 813/14  [1, 3
    King of the Lombards 
    Occupation Between 25 Dec 800 and 28 Jan 813/14  [1, 3
    Holy Roman Emperor, conferred by Pope Leon III 
    Charlemagne Crowned By Pope Leo III
    Charlemagne Crowned By Pope Leo III
    Occupation Between 25 Dec 800 and 28 Jan 813/14  [1, 3
    King of the Romans 
    Military Service Major military leader who unified Europe and called the "Father of Europe." He fought against the Saxons to the East, the Moors/Muslims in Spain, and the Lombards in Italy.  [1, 3
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 748 - Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 770 - Mayence, Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 771 - Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 783 - Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 813/14 - Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Jan 813/14 - Aachen Cathedral, Shrine of Karl der Große (Charlemagne), Aachen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Photos
    Charlemagne Crowned By Pope Leo III
    Charlemagne_and_Alcuin_scriptor
    Charlemagne
    Documents
    Charlemagne Lineage Document
    Charlemagne Lineage Document
    Histories
    How the Vitters Got to Clerval
    How the Vitters Got to Clerval
    19 years after Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment, Jean-Pierre Vitter resolves the mystery of where in Europe the Vitter family came from originally and how they got to France in the late 1700s.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S890] Wikipedia, Charlemagne.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne

    2. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), How the Vitters Got to Clerval.
      19 years after Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment described above, Jean-Pierre Vitter resolves the mystery of where in Europe the Vitter family came from originally and how they got to France in the late 1700s.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/JeanPierreVitter.php

    3. [S1703] Family Database of Thierry Sudre, Thierry Sudre, Ancestors and Descendants of Louis (De) Pujol (1656–1728).
      https://gw.geneanet.org/comteroland?n=de+pujol&oc=1&p=louis

    4. [S1265] Geni World Family Tree, (Name: Name: MyHeritage;;), Teiric d'Autun, comte d'Autun.
      https://www.geni.com/people/Thierry-I-count-of-Autun/6000000002071341413

    5. [S890] Wikipedia, Himiltrude.
      Himiltrude (c. 742-c.780?) was the mother of Charlemagne's first-born son Pippin the Hunchback. She was acknowledged by Pope Stephen III as the wife of Charlemagne, however, is often referred to as a concubine.[1]

      Life

      Little is known about Himiltrude's origins. Paulus Diaconus calls her a "noble girl".[1] The appearance of her name in the fraternity books of Alemannian monasteries may suggest an affiliation with the Germanic Alemannian or Alsatian nobility,[2] while other sources make her the daughter of a Burgundian count and a granddaughter of Grimbert I, Count of Paris. It is not possible, however, to extrapolate any political ramifications from Charlemagne's relationship with Himiltrude.[1]

      Himiltrude probably entered into a relationship with Charlemagne during the lifetime of his father, Pepin the Younger.[1] When Charlemagne acceded to the throne in 768, Himiltrude remained unnamed in official sources – contrary to the example set by Charlemagne's mother, Bertrada of Laon.[1] Himiltrude bore Charles a son called Pépin. Shortly after Pepin's birth, an alliance was formulated between Charlemagne and the King of the Lombards, Desiderius. To seal the alliance, it was agreed that Charlemagne should marry Desiderius' daughter (called Desiderata by modern scholars).

      Himiltrude was dismissed at that time and disappears from historical records. A grave excavated in the monastery of Nivelles was found to contain the corpse of a forty-year-old woman, possibly identifiable with Himiltrude. If so, Himiltrude would appear to have died long after 770, although if and when she retired to Nivelles cannot be deduced.[1]

      Her son Pépin, who suffered from a spinal deformity and was called "the Hunchback", was eclipsed by Charlemagne's sons from his later marriage to Hildegard. Following an attempted rebellion against his father, Pepin was confined to a monastery.[1]

      Marital status

      The nature of Himiltrude's relationship to Charlemagne is a matter of dispute. Charlemagne's biographer Einhard calls her a "concubine"[3] and Paulus Diaconus speaks of Pippin's birth "before legal marriage",[1] whereas a letter by Pope Stephen III refers to Charlemagne and his brother Carloman as being already married (to Himiltrude and Gerberga), and advises them not to dismiss their wives.[1]

      Historians have interpreted the information in different ways. Some, such as Pierre Riché, follow Einhard in describing Himiltrude as a concubine.[4] Others, Dieter Hägemann for example, consider Himiltrude a wife in the full sense.[2] Still others subscribe to the idea that the relationship between the two was "something more than concubinage, less than marriage" and describe it as a Friedelehe, a supposed form of marriage unrecognized by the Church and easily dissolvable. This form of relationship is often seen in a conflict between Christian marriage and more flexible Germanic concepts.[1]
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himiltrude