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Saint Itta de Nivelles

Female 592 - Aft 698  (107 years)

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  • Name Itta de Nivelles  [1
    Prefix Saint 
    Born 592  Nivelles Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 698  Abbaye Nivelles, Nivelles, Brabant, Belgie Find all individuals with events at this location 

      Itta is called "the Blessed Iduberga."

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Saint «b»Itta«/b» or «b»Itta of Metz«/b» (also «i»Ida«/i», «i»Itte«/i» or «i»Iduberga«/i») (592-652), was the wife of «u»Pepin of Landen «/u», «u»mayor of the palace «/u» of «u»Austrasia «/u». Her brother was «u»Saint Modoald «/u», «u»bishop of Trier«/u». Her sister was abbess Saint Severa. Their father was «u»Arnoald «/u», «u»Bishop of Metz «/u», son of «u»Ansbertus «/u».
      On the advice of the missionary bishop «u»Saint Amand «/u», «u»bishop of Maastricht «/u», after Pepin's death, she founded the «u»Benedictine «/u» nunnery at «u»Nivelles «/u», with a monastery under the abbess. She herself entered it and installed as «u»abbess «/u» her daughter «u»Gertrude «/u», perhaps after resigning the post herself.
      She had by Pepin another daughter, Abbess «u»Begga of Andenne «/u» who married «u»Ansegisel «/u», son of «u»Arnulf of Metz «/u». By Begga, she is the grandmother of «u»Pepin of Herstal «/u» and one of the matriarchs of the great «u»Carolingian «/u» family. Her only son was «u»Grimoald «/u», later mayor of the palace, and father of King «u»Childebert the Adopted «/u».
      Both her daughters were later canonised, as was she. Her feast day is May 8.
      «b»Sources and references
      «tab»«/b»Alban Butler's «i»Lives of the saints«/i», edited, revised and supplemented by Thurston and Attwater. Christian Classics, Westminster, Maryland.
      «i»«tab»The Royal Ancestry Bible Royal Ancestors of 300 Colonial American Families«/i» by Michel L. Call (chart 2053) «u»ISBN 1-933194-22-7 «/u»
      «u»«i»«tab»Les ancêtres de Charlemagne <>«/u»«/i», 1989, «u»Christian Settipani «/u»
    Person ID I2854  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Arnoldus of Metz,   b. Abt 540, Old Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 601  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Oda,   b. Abt 564,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 584 
    Family ID F551616889  Group Sheet

    Family Pepin I The Old of Austrasia, Mayor of Austrasia,   b. 580,   d. 21 Feb 639  (Age 59 years) 
     1. Saint Doda (Begue ), Saint Begga,   b. 613, Landen, Leige, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 693, Ardenne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Gertrude (St. ) of Nivelles, Founder of Nivell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Grimoald, I,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F783  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).