Martin of Laon
Count Charibert I of Laon
(Abt 690-747)
Countess Bertrada of Laon
(Abt 695-)
Bertrada of Laon
(Abt 720-783)


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King Pepin III the Short

Bertrada of Laon

  • Born: Abt 720, Laon, Aisne, France
  • Marriage: King Pepin III the Short
  • Died: 12 Jul 783, Choisy, Haute-Savoie, France about age 63
  • Buried: St Denis, Paris, Seine, France

bullet  General Notes:

Other names for Bertrada were Bertha and Bethrada.
General Notes:
Bethrada (Bertha) døde i Choisy nær Noyon. Hun ble bisatt i kirken i St. Dennis, hvor hennes gemal allerede hvilte. Bertrada was the wife of King Pepin III of the Franks, the first of the Carolingian dynasty, and mother of the famous conqueror and emperor Charlemagne. Charles' mother, Berthrada, passed her old age with him in great honor; he entertained the greatest veneration for her; and there was never any disagreement between them except when he divorced the daughter of King Desiderius, whom he had married to please her. She died soon after Hildegard, after living to three grandsons and as many granddaughters in her son's house, and he buried her with great pomp in the Basilica of St. Denis, where his father lay. He had an only sister, Gisela, who had consecrated herself to a religious life from girlhood, and he cherished as much affection for her as for his mother. She also died a few years before him in the nunnery where she passed her life.
Research Notes:
It is also recorded that she died at Darmstadt, Germany.
Bertrada married Pepin III the Short of the Franks, son of Charles Martel and Chrotrud. (Pepin III theShort of the Franks was born in 714 and died on 24 Sep 768 near Paris.) The cause of her death was dropsy.


Bertrada married King Pepin III the Short, son of Mayor Charles Martel Carolingian Austrasia and Duchess Chrotrud of Austria. (King Pepin III the Short was born in 714 in Austrasia, France and died on 24 Sep 768 in Saint-Denis, Paris, France.)

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