Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree & Biography (902-955)

 

Eadgifu of Wessex was a member of the House of Wessex by birth and the French Carolingian Dynasty by marriage. She was the daughter of King Edward the Elder, the wife of King Charles III of France and the mother of King Louis IV. 

Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree Image showing:

grandparents, parents, siblings, husband, children and grandchildren

Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree

 

Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree in Table Form showing:

grandparents, parents, siblings, husband, children and grandchildren

 

GRANDPARENTS

Paternal Grandfather – King Alfred the Great(849-899)

Paternal Grandmother – Ealhswith of Mercia – (902-955)

Maternal Grandfather – Ealdorman Aethelhelm – (dates not known)

Maternal Grandmother – Not known

PARENTS

Father – King Edward the Elder – (874-924)

MotherAelfflaed of Mercia – (d. c920)

SIBLINGS

Not known

MARRIED

1. King Charles III of France – (879 – 929)

2. Herbert III of Omois – (910-985)

CHILDREN

by Charles III of France

King Louis IV of France – (920-954)

GRANDCHILDREN

By King Louis IV

King Lothair of France – (941-986)

Mathilde of Burgundy – (943-990)

Charles – (945-953)

Unnamed daughter – (947-948)

Louis – (948-954)

Charles, Duke of Lorraine – (953-992)

Henry, twin of Charles – (953-953) 

 

Eadgifu of Wessex Short Biography

Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree

Eadgifu of Wessex was born around 902, the daughter of King Edward the Elder by his second wife Aelfflaed of Mercia. Around 917 she married Charles III of France after the death of his first wife, Frederuna. They had one son, Louis. 

After being defeated at the Battle of Soissons in June 923 by Rudolph / Ralph, son of the Duke of Burgundy, Charles III was deposed and taken prisoner. Eadgifu fled to England with her son, Louis where they were given sanctuary and protection by Eadgifu’s half-brother, King Aethelstan. 

Charles III of France died, in captivity, in 929 making Eadgifu a widow and Louis rightful heir to the throne of France. In 936, Rudolph / Ralph of France died and Louis was summoned to return to France to take his rightful place as King. He was crowned in Raon the same year. 

In 936, Eadgifu entered a convent. In 951 she was abducted by Herbert of Omois who then married her. Louis died in 954 and was succeeded by his eldest son Lothair. Eadgifu died around 955.

 

Published June 10, 2024 @ 4:45 pm – Updated – Jun 10, 2024 @ 4:48 pm

Harvard Reference for Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2024). Eadgifu of Wessex Family Tree & Biography (902-955). Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/eadgifu-of-wessex-family-tree-902-955. Last accessed July 21st, 2024