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Liudolf of Saxony, Count of Saxony

Liudolf of Saxony, Count of Saxony

Male Abt 806 - 866  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Liudolf of Saxony   [1
    Suffix Count of Saxony 
    Born Abt 806 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 866 
    Buried Brunshausen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See Europäisch Stammtafeln Band I tafel 3.,_Duke_of_Saxony

      «b»Liudolf«/b» (died «u»12 March «/u» «u»864 «/u» or 866) was a «u»Saxon «/u» «u»count «/u»; later authors called him duke of the Eastern Saxons. He was also named as count of «u»Eastphalia «/u». Liudolf had possessions in eastern Saxony, and was involved in wars against «u»Normans «/u» and «u»Slavs «/u». The «u»Liudolfing «/u» House, also known as the Ottonian House, is named after him; he is its oldest known member.
      Liudolf married Oda, daughter of a «u»Frankish «/u» prince «u»913 «/u», supposedly at the age of 107. By marrying a Frankish nobleman's daughter, Liudolf followed suggestions set forth by «u»Charlemagne «/u» about ensuring the integrity of the «u»Frankish Kingdom «/u» through marriage.
      In 845/846, Liudolf and his wife traveled to «u»Rome «/u» in order to ask «u»Pope Sergius II «/u» for permission to found a house of secular canonesses, duly established in Brunshausen around 852, and moved in 881 to form «u»Gandersheim Abbey «/u». Liudolf's daughter Hathumod became its first «u»abbess
      Liudolf is buried in Brunshausen; his sons «u»Brun
      «/u» and «u»Otto
      «/u» apparently inherited his property.
    Person ID I5148  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Bruno, Duke of Saxony,   b. 772,   d. 843  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Suana of Montfort, Countess of Montford,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet

    Family Oda of Billung,   b. 806,   d. 17 May 913  (Age 107 years) 
    Married Abt 836 
     1. Bruno, Duke,   d. 2 Feb 880
     2. Otto of Saxony, Duke of Saxony,   b. Abt 836,   d. 30 Nov 912  (Age ~ 76 years)
     3. Liutgard of Saxony, QueenSaxony and East Francia,   b. Abt 845,   d. 17 Nov 885  (Age ~ 40 years)
     4. Hathumoda (Oda) of Saxony, Abbess of Gandersheim,   b. Abt 849,   d. 29 Nov 874  (Age ~ 25 years)
     5. Gerbega, Abbess of Gandersheim,   d. 24 Jul 896
     6. Christine, Abbess of Gandersheim,   d. 919
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1600  Group Sheet

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    Liudolf, Duke of Saxony
    Liudolf, Duke of Saxony

  • 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).