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Queen of France Gerberge of Saxony
32 generations from the origin. Great x 30 grandmother.
Birth: 914, Nordhausen, Saxony, Prussia;
Age: est 65

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  • Princess of Saxony
  • Regent of France - Dates: 954-959
  • Duchess consort of Lorraine
  • Queen consort of France


Gerberga of Saxony (also Gerberga of France) (c. 913 – 5 May 968/9 or 984?) was Regent of France during the minority of her son in 954–959. She was a member of the Ottonian dynasty and a descendant of Charlemagne. Her first husband was Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Her second husband was Louis IV of France. Contemporary sources describe her as a highly educated, intelligent and forceful political player.

Gerberga was born c.913. She was the second daughter of Henry the Fowler, King of Germany, and his second wife, Matilda (after Hedwig of Saxony, 3 years her senior). Her older brother was Otto I of Germany.

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King of Germany Heinrich I "the Fowler"
876 - Jul 2, 936
Queen of Germany Mathilda of Ringelheim
c 895 - Mar 14, 968
Primary or Last Marriage:
Date: 25 Apr 0954, Place: , Status: Marriage, Note:
King of France Louis IV
920 - Sep 10, 954
Duke of Lorraine Gilbert (Giselbert)
c. 890 - Oct 2, 939
Princess Mathilde of France
Great x 29 grandmother
Countess of Vermandois Gerberge of Lorraine
Great x 31 grandmother
c. 935 - 978
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