Gertrude of Bavaria

Gertrude of Bavaria (Danish and German: Gertrud; 1152/55–1197) was Duchess of Swabia as the spouse of Duke Frederick IV, and Queen of Denmark as the spouse of King Canute VI.

Gertrude of Bavaria
Queen consort of Denmark
Tenure1182–1197
Born1152/55
Died1 June 1197
Burial
, Skåne
Spouse
(m. 1166; died 1167)
(m. 1177)
HouseWelf
FatherHenry the Lion
MotherClementia of Zähringen

Getrude was born to Henry the Lion of Bavaria and Saxony and Clementia of Zähringen in either 1152 or 1155. She was married to Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, in 1166, and became a widow in 1167. In 1171 she was engaged and in February 1177 married to Canute of Denmark in Lund. The couple lived the first years in Skåne. On 12 May 1182, they became king and queen. She did not have any children. During her second marriage, she chose to live in chastity and celibacy with her husband. Arnold of Lübeck remarked of their marriage, that her spouse was : "The most chaste one, living thus his days with his chaste spouse" in eternal chastity.

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Gertrude of Bavaria
Danish royalty
Preceded by
Sofia of Minsk
Queen consort of Denmark
1182–1197
Succeeded by
Dagmar of Bohemia