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Eadgyth

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Ædgyth or Edith (910 - 26 January 946) was the daughter of Edward the Elder, King of England and Ælfflæd. Edith's grandfather was Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons (or King of Wessex).

King Athelstan of England sent two of his sisters to Germany, instructing Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor to choose whichever one pleased him best. Otto chose Edith and married her in 929. The remaining sister Algiva or Adiva was married to a "king near the Jupiter mountains" (the Alps). The precise identity of this sister is debated. She may have been Eadgifu of England who married King Charles III of France, or another sister otherwise unknown to history.

Edith and Otto's children were:

  1. Liutgarde, married Conrad the Red
  2. Liudolf, Duke of Swabia (930-September 6, 957)

Her tomb is located at the Cathedral of Magdeburg.


Sources

Freytag von Loringhoven, Baron. Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, 1965.

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