Countess Bertha Maurine SAVOY
- Born: 21 Sep 1051, , Savoy, France
- Married: 1066
- Died: 27 Dec 1087, , , Germany
Other names for Bertha were TURIN and SAVOY Countess.
Ancestral File Number: 9HMT-WD.
Countess of SAVOY.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol VIII, p762, Henry V Emperor: "...the second son of Henry IV and his first wife, Bertha of Turin..."
p760, Henry IV Emperor: "...I 1054 [at age 4] he was crowned king in Aix- la-Chapelle (modern Aachen) Germany, and the following year he became engaged to Bertha, daughter of the margrave of Turin...
"...In 1069, after three years of marriage, he suddenly announced his intention of divorcing his wife, Bertha.Following protests by high church dignitaries, he dropped his plan but his mercurial behaviour incurred the displeasure of the reformers...
"...His second wife Praxedis of Kiev, whom he had married in 1089 after the death of Bertha in 1087, left him, bringing serious charges against him..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9HMT-WD Bertha MAURINE, EB Bertha TURIN.
Bertha married Emperor Henry GERMANY, IV, son of Emperor Henry GERMANY, III and Empress Agnes Aquitaine GERMANY, in 1066. (Emperor Henry GERMANY, IV was born on 11 Nov 1050 in Goslar, Brunswick, Germany, christened in Apr 1051, died on 7 Aug 1106 in Liege, , Belgium and was buried in 1111 in Cathedral, Speyer, Germany.)