Martin De LAON
(Abt 660-)
Count Charibert LAON, I
(Abt 690-Aft 747)
Countess Bertrada LAON
(Abt 695-)
Queen Bertrada De Laon FRANCE
(Abt 716-783)


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King Pepin FRANKS, III

Queen Bertrada De Laon FRANCE

  • Born: Abt 716-720, Laon, Aisne, France
  • Married: Abt 740-741
  • Died: 12 Jul 783, Choisy, Haute-Savoie, France
  • Buried: Abbey, St Denis, Paris, Seine, France

   Other names for Bertrada were LAON Countess, Bertha, Bertruda, Bertrada, FRANCE Queen and "Of the Large Foot".

   Ancestral File Number: 9GCC-74. User ID: 154908623369.

   General Notes:

Bertha "Of the Large Foot", Countess LAON, Queen FRANCE, Gisant Effigy in Abbey Church of St Denis France.

Volume II The Royal Tombs, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg, Editions De la Lourelle, 7 Rue Dupuytren 75006 Paris
"8. Bertha wife of Pepin d.783...In 1263 and 1264 at the request of Saint Louis, the tombs of the kings of France were disposed at St-Denis and buried between the pillars at the crossing of the transept, the merovingians and Carolingians in the south, the Capetians in the north. To commemeorate the occasion, sixteen stone gisants were executed (that of Eudes and Hugh Capet disappeared during the French Revolution), all identically dressed and represented in the same fashion: with the eyes open and calm gestures. The face of the queens, emphasized by the play of light about their veils are the most beautiful. Those of Henry I and Robert the Pious are the most expressive. The work of three different artists can be recognized, each bringing a certain diversity to this sereies of gisants without upsetting its overall plan."

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p72: "261P Pepin Le Bref `The Short', King of France, (S of 246, F of 268); ruling in 751; married Bertha, daughter of Count Charibert of Laon; died in 768."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p283, Bertrada: "Died 783, Frankish Queen, wife of Pepin the Short, and mother of Charlemagne. She tried without success to reconcile Charlemagne and his brother Carloman. Also called Bertha of the Big Foot or Queen Goosefoot, she figures in Carolingian legend."

The Kings of France, Claude Wenzler, Tran. Angela Moyon, Editons Quest-France 13 Rue du Breil, Rennes, France 1995 p13: "The Carolingians- Pepin the Short- Jupille (Belgium) 715- 751- 768. Queen: Bertha, known as Bertha of the Large Foot 719- 741- 783..."

World Ancestral Chart No. 125360 Ancestors of Patricia Ann Kieffer.

Ancestral File 9GCC-74 Bertrada FRANCE Queen Born Abt 720, and 8HRB-F9 Bertruda Born Abt 716.

   Marriage Information:

Bertrada married King Pepin FRANKS, III, son of Mayor Charles Martel AUSTRASIA and Duchess Sunihilde Austrasia NANKS, about 740-741. (King Pepin FRANKS, III was born in May 714-715 in , Austrasia, France, died on 24 Sep 768 in St Denis, Aude, Paris, Seine, France and was buried in Abbey, St Denis, Paris, Seine, France.)

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