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EAdgyth Of Wessex

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  • Name EAdgyth Of Wessex 
    Nickname Edith 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jan 947 
    Person ID I1154  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father the Elder Edward I Of Wessex,   b. 869, Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 924, Farndon-on-Dee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother AElflaed Of Wessex,   b. Abt 878, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Princess Edith the Younger was daughter of Edward the Elder, King of
      England, by his second wife, Elflaed. She became the first wife of
      Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor & King of Germany. His father,
      Henry I the Fowler sent to ask King Athelstan for one of his sisters
      as a wife for his eldest son. Athelstan sent two, Edith, who married
      Otto, and Elgith, who was married to Duke Boleslav II of Bohemia.
      Edith was a pious and exemplary woman. She had a son Liudolf and a
      daughter Liutgard. Otto's second wife was St. Adelaide.

      Edith does not seem to be called Saint by any reliable authority. She
      appears in a list of sainted English queens preserved in Analecta
      Juris Pontificii (1823). She is called Blessed by Arturus du Monstier,
      on the alleged authority of Baronius, who, however, does not so style
      her. She is not in the Manipulus, where every possible English
      princess is inserted.

      (Edited from Agnes Dunbar's "A Dictionary of Saintly Women")