Gerberga, of the Lombards[1]

Female - Aft 771

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  • Name Gerberga  
    Suffix of the Lombards 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft Dec 771  [1
    Person ID I50379  Blythe Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2019 

    Family Carloman, King of the Franks,   b. Abt 751, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 771, Samoussy (near Laon), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)  [1
    Married Abt 769  [1
     1. Pepin,   b. 770,   d. Aft 774  (Age > 5 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F21317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •  [GERBERGA (-after Dec 771).  Her parentage is supposedly proved by the Annales Lobienses which record that "uxor eius [=Karlomannus] cum duobus filiis et Otgario marchione" took refuge with "Desiderium regem, patrem suum" after the death of her husband[604].  Settipani highlights that this may be incorrect, assuming that the text results from confusion with the first wife of Carloman's older brother Charles being the daughter of King Desiderius, and the fact that Gerberga sought refuge at the Lombard court[605].  Another factor is also significant in deciding the question:  numerous authorities, for example the Annales Fuldenses[606], record the visit to Italy of Queen Berta, mother of Charles and Carloman, to bring back the bride for her son Charles, but none mentions two sisters being brought back as brides for the two brothers.  On the other hand, the fact that King Desiderius supported the candidacy of Gerberga's son Pepin to succeed his father could have been motivated by a close family relationship (see CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY).  There is no direct proof of the date of Gerberga's marriage.  The Annales Laurissenses name "Girberga uxor [Carlomanni]"[607].  She is not mentioned in any of the surviving charters of her husband[608].  There is no direct proof of the date of her marriage.  If Gerberga was the daughter of King Desiderius, it is reasonable to suppose that the marriage would have taken place at the same time as the marriage of Carloman's brother, whose first wife was the daughter of King Desiderius, although this would leave little time for two children to have been born from the marriage before Carloman died.  m ([769]) CARLOMAN Joint King of the Franks, son of PIPPIN "le Bref" King of the Franks & his wife Bertrada [Berta] "au Grand Pied" de Laon (751-Samoussy, near Laon 4 Dec 771, bur Reims, église de l'abbaye de Saint-Rémi).] 

  • Sources 
    1. [S582] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (Reliability: 2).