Welf (father of Judith)
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Depiction in the Historia Welforum, about 1170
Hall of Ramida
|Noble family||Elder House of Welf|
|Spouse(s)||Hedwig of Saxony|
Welf originated from a distinguished dynasty of Franconian nobles. He is mentioned only once: on the occasion of the wedding of his daughter Judith to Emperor Louis the Pious in 819 at Aachen. His son Conrad later appeared as a dux (duke) in Alamannia and achieved a powerful position in the Upper Swabian estates he possibly had inherited from his mother Hedwig.
His family became politically powerful when Louis the Pious chose Welf's oldest daughter as his second wife upon the death of his consort Ermengarde of Hesbaye. Though Welf himself never became publicly prominent, his family became interwoven with the Carolingian dynasty.
Marriage and issueEdit
- Judith of Bavaria (c. 797–843); married Louis the Pious, who was King of the Franks and co-emperor of the Holy Roman Empire with his father, Charlemagne.
- Conrad (c. 800–864), Count of Auxerre; ancestor of the Welf kings of Burgundy.
- Rudolph (c. 802–866), Count of Ponthieu.
- Hemma (c. 803–876); married King Louis the German, King of East Francia and son of Louis the Pious.
- Riche 1993, p. Table 5.
- Riche, Pierre (1993). The Carolingians, A Family Who Forged Europe. Translated by Allen, Michael Idomir. University of Philadelphia Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)