Fader Fødselsdato Moder Fødselsdato
King Edward the Elder Ælfflæd


Partner Fødselsdato Børn
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor 23.11.912 Liutgarde of Saxony


Navn Art Fødselssted Fødselsdato Dødssted Dødsdato
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Mandlig partner eller ægtemand 23.11.912 7.5.973
Brødre & søstre
Eadgifu Søster
Eadhild of England Halvsøster
Liutgarde of Saxony Datter 931 18.11.953
Ælfflæd Moder
King Edward the Elder Fader
Henrik af Speyer Oldesøn 990 1039
Konrad II Tipoldesøn 990 4.6.1039
Henrik III Tiptipoldesøn 1017 1056
Kejser Henrik IV Tip3-oldesøn 1050 1106
Frederik I Tip4-oldesøn 1050 1105
Hertug af Swabien Frederik II Tip5-oldersøn 1090 1147
Judith af Hohenstaufen Tip6-oldedatter 1135 7.7.1191
Fjern efterslægt
Erik Christoffersen Løvenbalk 13th grandson
Johan Eriksen 14th grandson
Niels Eriksen Banner 14th grandson
Greve af Thuringen Herman den første 8th grandson 1155 25.4.1217
Agnes af Türingen 9th granddaughter 1206 1247
Johan I af Brandenburg 10th grandson 1213 04.04.1266
Dronning Agnes Brandenburg 11th granddaughter 1257 1304
Konge Christoffer II 12th grandson 1276 Lolland 02.08.1332
Margrethe Eriksdatter Løvenbalk 14th granddaughter 1322 1350
Niels Eriksen Løvenbalk 14th grandson Aunsbjerg Herregård Sjørslev, Aunsbjerg, Viborg, Danmark 1331 Aunsbjerg Herregård Sjørslev, Aunsbjerg, Viborg, Danmark 1377
King Alfred the great Bedstefader
Queen Ealhswith Bedstemoder
Æthelwulf of Wessex Oldefader
Eadburh Oldemoder
Nobelman Æthelred Mucil Oldefader
Queen Osburga Oldemoder 839 854
Elfrida Tipoldemoder
King Coenwulf of Mercia Tipoldefader
King Egbert of Wessex Tipoldefader
Oslac Tipoldefader
Ealhmund of Kent Tiptipoldefader
Nevøer & niecer
Ludvig IV Nevø 10.09.0920 30.09.0954
Grandnevøer & grandniecer
Gisela af Frankrig Grandniece 911
Mathilde af Frankrig Grandniece 943 981
Grand2-nevøer & -niecer
Adele of Normandy Grand2-niece
Grand3-nevøer & -niecer
Adelaide of Poitiers Grand3-niece 945 1004
Grand4-nevøer & -niecer
Dulce Berenguer Af Barcelona og Aragonia Grand4-niece 1192 1198
Grand5-nevøer & -niecer
Berengaria af Portugel Grand5-niece 1195 1221
Grandonkler & grandtanter
Æthelred of Wessex Grandonkel
King of Kent Æthelstan Grandonkel
Fjerne slægtninge
Gundhild Kongemor Halvkusine
Harald Blåtand Halvfætter 986
Knud Danaast Halvfætter
Toke Gormsen Halvfætter
Andre slægtninge
Estrid Svendsdatter Oldeforældres tiptipoldedatter
Estrid Svendsdatter Oldeforældres tiptipoldedatter
Guldharald Oldeforældres tipoldesøn
Svend Estridsens Mor Oldeforældres tiptipoldedatter
Thyra Danebod Halvtante
Harald II Oldeforældres tiptipoldesøn 889 1018
Svend Tveskæg Oldeforældres tipoldesøn Jellinge 960 England 1014
Knud den Store Oldeforældres tiptipoldesøn 995 12.11.1035
Otto I, Duke of Carinthia Sønne-/dattersøn 848
Greve Ludwig II Tip6-oldesvigersøn 1128 Neunberg Castle 1172


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Predecessor Matilda
Successor Adelaide of Italy
Duchess consort of Saxony
Predecessor Matilda
Successor Adelaide of Italy
Born 910
Died 26 January 946 (aged 35–36)
Burial Cathedral of Magdeburg
Spouse Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
Issue Liutgarde, Duchess of Lorraine
Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
House House of Wessex (by birth)
Ottonian dynasty (by marriage)
Father Edward the Elder
Mother Ælfflæd

Edith of England (Old English: Ēadgȳð) (910 – 26 January 946), also spelt Eadgyth or Ædgyth, was the daughter of Edward the Elder, and the wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor.

1 Life
2 Children
3 Tomb
4 Ancestry
5 References
6 Sources
7 External links

Edith was born to the reigning English king Edward the Elder by his second wife, Ælfflæd, and hence was granddaughter of Alfred the Great. Nothing is known of her until in order to seal an alliance between two Saxon kingdoms, her half-brother, King Athelstan of England, sent two of his sisters (Eadgyth and Eadgifu of Wessex) to Germany, instructing the Duke of Saxony (later Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor) to choose whichever one pleased him best. Otto chose Edith and married her in 930. The remaining sister Algiva or Adiva was married to a "king near the Jupiter mountains" (the Alps). The precise identity of the husband of this sister is debated.

In 936 King Henry I of Germany died and his eldest son, Eadgyth's husband, was crowned at Aachen as King Otto I. There is a surviving report of the ceremony by Widukind of Corvey which makes no mention of his wife having been crowned at this point, but according to Thietmar of Merseburg's chronicle Eadgyth was nevertheless anointed as queen, albeit in a separate ceremony. As queen, Eadgyth undertook the usual state duties of "First lady": when she turns up in the records it is generally in connection with gifts to the state's favoured monasteries or memorials to holy women and saints. In this respect she seems to have been more diligent than her now widowed and subsequently sainted mother-in-law Queen Matilda whose own charitable activities only achieve a single recorded mention from the period of Eadgyth's time as queen. There was probably rivalry between the Benedictine Monastery of St Maurice founded at Magdeburg by Otto and Eadgyth in 937, a year after coming to the throne and Matilda's foundation at Quedlinburg Abbey, intended by her as a memorial to her husband, the late King Henry I.

Eadgyth accompanied her husband on his travels, though not during battles. She spent the hostilities of 939 at Lorsch Abbey

Like her brother, Athelstan, Edith was devoted to the cult of Saint Oswald and was instrumental in introducing this cult into Germany after her marriage to the emperor. Her lasting influence may have caused certain monasteries and churches in Saxony to be dedicated to this saint.[1]

Eadgyth's death at a relatively young age, in her early thirties, was unexpected.

Edith and Otto's children were:

Liudolf, Duke of Swabia (930 – 6 September 957).
Liutgarde (931 – 18 November 953), married Conrad the Red.

Her tomb is located in the Cathedral of Magdeburg. A lead coffin inside a stone sarcophagus with her name on it was found and opened in 2008 by archaeologists during work on the building. An inscription recorded that it was the body of Eadgyth, reburied in 1510. It was examined in 2009, then brought to Bristol, England, for tests in 2010. Professor Mark Horton of Bristol University said that "this may prove to be the oldest complete remains of an English royal." The investigations at Bristol, applying isotope tests on tooth enamel, checked whether she was born and brought up in Wessex and Mercia, as written history has indicated.[1][2] Testing on the bones revealed that they are the remains of Eadgyth, from study made of the enamel of the teeth in her upper jaw.[3] Testing of the enamel revealed that the individual entombed at Magdeburg had spent time as a youth in the chalky uplands of Wessex.[4]

"Tests on these isotopes can give a precise record of where the person lived up to the age of 14," noted The Times of London in its story on the testing. "In this case they showed that the woman in the casket had spent the first years of her life drinking water that came from springs on the chalk hills of southern England. This matched exactly the historical records of Eadgyth’s early life."[5]

The bones "are the oldest surviving remains of an English royal burial," Bristol University announced in a press release.[6]

Following the tests the bones were re-interred in Magdeburg Cathedral on 22 October 2010.





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