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Wittekind (Widukind) of the Saxons, King of Saxons

Male Abt 750 - 807  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Wittekind (Widukind) of the Saxons   [1
    Suffix King of Saxons 
    Born Abt 750  Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 785  Attigny Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Witteking (The Great) 
    Died 807 
    Notes 
    • http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal13128


      , Wittekind (Widukind) of the Saxons, King of The Saxons


      «b»http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps08/ps08_316.htm«/b»


      Witteking was the last King of the Saxons (769-85) and the first Duke of Saxony (785-807) {per Carr P. Collins, "Royal Ancestors of Magna Charta Barons," Dallas, TX, 1959, p. 222 - his ancestry is also from this source}.

      birth
      ABT 0734.
      in 0777 he fled from Charlemagne, and the forced baptisms of his Saxons, to his brother-in-law, Sigrid the Dane (King of Haithbu),
      baptism in 0785, in Attigny.
      ·It was not until after another defeat of the Saxons at Detmold, and again at Osnabrück, on the "Hill of Slaughter", that Wittekind acknowledged the God of Charles the stronger than Odin. In 785 Wittekind received baptism at Attigny, and Charles stood godfather.
    Person ID I5135  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Wernicke, King of Saxons,   b. 700,   d. 768  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Gunilda of the Island Rugen,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551616708  Group Sheet

    Family Geva of Raumerike Eysteinsdótter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Wigebart of Saxony, Duke of Saxony,   b. 752, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 825  (Age 73 years)
     2. Wittekind III von Wettin,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1594  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).