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Princess Rothilde (Latin: Rothildis; 871 – 928/929) was a Frankish noble lady born into the royal family of Western Francia.[1]

BiographyEdit

Rothilde was a daughter of the King of the Franks, Charles the Bald,[2] son of Louis the Pious. Her mother was Charles’ second spouse, Queen Richilde of Provence, sister of King Boso of Provence.[3]

 
Modern depiction of Rothilde

In ca. 890, Rothilde married Roger, Count of Maine.[4] Their eldest child was Hugh I, Count of Maine.[5] Their second child was a daughter.[6] She married to Hugh the Great duke of the Franks and count of Paris.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christian Settipani. La Préhistoire des Capétiens.
  2. ^ ROTHILDIS. "She acquired the monasteries of Chelles, and Notre-Dame and Saint-Jean at Laon."
  3. ^ Pierre Riche, The Carolingians: The Family who forged Europe, transl. Michael Idomir Allen (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983), 198.
  4. ^ Some genealogists attribute to this lady one more husband, Hugh of Bourges.
  5. ^ K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, 'Two Studies in North French Prosopography', Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 20 (1994), p. 10
  6. ^ Her name was maybe Judith.