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St. Saint Mathilde VON RINGELHEIM, Queen of Germany[1, 2]

Female 895 - 968  (73 years)


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  • Name Mathilde VON RINGELHEIM 
    • her feast day is 14 March
    Title St. 
    Prefix Saint 
    Suffix Queen of Germany 
    Born 14 Mar 895  Ringelheim, Goslar, Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Mathilde De Ringelheim  [3
    Name Mathilde Rheinfelden  [4
    Name Matilda of Ringelheim 
    Name Matilda von Ringelheim  [4
    _AMTID 330126062623:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID LD3W-LT5 
    _UID 4690FD1B30824F2BBA7613355E3BF9022616 
    Died 14 May 968  Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 14 May 968  Quedlinburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Stiftskirche Saint Servatius 
    Notes 
    • St. Matilda
      Queen of Germany, wife of King Henry I (The Fowler), b. at the Villa ofEngern in Westphalia, about 895; d. at Quedlinburg, 14 March, 968. Shewas brought up at the monastery of Erfurt. Henry, whose marriage to ayoung widow, named Hathburg, had been declared invalid, asked forMatilda's hand, and married her in 909 at Walhausen, which he presentedto her as a dowry. Matilda became the mother of: Otto I, Emperor ofGermany; Henry, Duke of Bavaria; St. Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne;Gerberga, who married Louis IV of France; Hedwig, the mother of HughCapet. In 912 Matilda's husband succeeded his father as Duke of Saxony,and in 918 he was chosen to succeed King Conrad of Germany. As queen,Matilda was humble, pious, and generous, and was always ready to helpthe oppressed and unfortunate. She wielded a wholesome influence overthe king. After a reign of seventeen years, he died in 936. Hebequeathed to her all his possessions in Quedlinburg, Poehlden,Nordhausen, Grona, and Duderstadt.
      It was the king's wish that his eldest son, Otto, should succeed him.Matilda wanted her favourite son Henry on the royal throne. On the pleathat he was the first-born son after his father became king, she induceda few nobles to cast their vote for him, but Otto was elected andcrowned king on 8 August, 936. Three years later Henry revolted againsthis brother Otto, but, being unable to wrest the royal crown from him,submitted, and upon the intercession of Matilda was made Duke ofBavaria. Soon, however, the two brothers joined in persecuting theirmother, whom they accused of having impoverished the crown by her lavishalmsgiving. To satisfy them, she renounced the possessions the deceasedking had bequeathed to her, and retired to her villa at Engern inWestphalia. But afterwards, when misfortune overtook her sons, Matildawas called back to the palace, and both Otto and Henry implored herpardon.
      Matilda built many churches, and founded or supported numerousmonasteries. Her chief foundations were the monasteries at Quedlinburg,Nordhausen, Engern, and Poehlden. She spent many days at thesemonasteries and was especially fond of Nordhausen. She died at theconvents of Sts. Servatius and Dionysius at Quedlinburg, and was buriedthere by the side of her husband. She was venerated as a saintimmediately after her death. Her feast is celebrated on 14 March.
      Two old Lives of Matilda are extant; one, Vita antiquior, written in themonastery of Nordhausen and dedicated to the Emperor Otto II; edited byKOEPKE in Mon. Germ. Script., X, 575-582, and reprinted in MIGNE, P.L.,CLI, 1313-26. The other, Vita Mahtildis reginae, written by order of theEmperor Henry II, is printed in mon. Germ. Script., IV, 283-302, and inMIGNE, P.L., CXXXV, 889-9220. CLARUS, Die heilige Mathilde, ihr GemahlHeinrich I, und ihre Sohne Otto I, Heinrich und Bruno (Munster, 1867);SCHWARZ, Die heilige Mathilde, Gemahlin Heinrichs I. Konigs vonDeutschland (Ratisbon, 1846); Acta SS., March, II, 351-65.
      MICHAEL T. OTT

      Possible. Identité du père : Théodoric de Ringelheim et Dietrich deSaxe-Amelant pourraient être une seule et même personne, selon PierreRiché.
    Person ID I4303  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2018 

    Father Theudebert, duke of Saxony,   b. Abt 870, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 920  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Reinhildis Ludmilla,   b. Abt 870, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 890 
    Family ID F2369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry I DE SAXE, king of east Francia,   b. 2 Jul 876, Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 936, Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 909  Nordhausen, Nordhausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hedwige of Saxony LIUDOLFING,   b. Abt 910,   d. 10 May 965  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Otto I 'The Great', Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 23 Nov 912, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 973, Memleben, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Otto KING OF GERMANY, I,   b. 23 Nov 912, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 973, Memleben, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Otto I, of Saxony Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 23 Nov 912, Wallhausen, East Francia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 973, Eckartsberga, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Gerberge, of Saxony Abbess of Notre Dame,   b. CA 913, Nordhausen, Nordhausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984, Reims ,Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Geberga OF SAXONY,   b. Abt 913, Nordhausen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Gerberga of SAXONY,   b. 21 May 914, Nordhausen, Vogtlandkreis, Sachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984, Rheims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Henry,   b. From 919 to 921, Nordhausen, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 955, Pöhlde, Osterode am Harz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     9. Hedwidge DE SAXE,   b. Abt 922, Saxe, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 965, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     10. Beatrice of France ROBERTIANS,   b. 938,   d. 23 Sep 987  (Age 49 years)
     11. King Hugo Capet von FRANKREICH, I,   b. 940, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 996, Melun, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart