King Alfred Wessex ENGLAND
(Abt 848-899)
Queen Ealhswyth ENGLAND
(Abt 851-Abt 904)
Ealdorman Ethelhelm
(Abt 848-)
King Edward Wessex ENGLAND, I
(Abt 871-924)
Queen Aelflaed Wessex ENGLAND
(Abt 878-920)
Queen Edith England GERMANY
(Abt 910-946)


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Emperor Otto I Germany HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE

Queen Edith England GERMANY

  • Born: Abt 910, , Wessex, England
  • Married: 928-930
  • Died: 21 Jan 946-947, , , Germany
  • Buried: Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany

   Other names for Edith were ENGLAND Princess, Editha, GERMANY Empress and GERMANY Queen.

   Ancestral File Number: 9GB3-KM. User ID: 9681791426.

   General Notes:

Princess of ENGLAND, Queen of GERMANY, Empress of GERMANY.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Edith Daughter of Edward King of England and Aelflaed, Mar Otto I The Great German Emperor, Died 946."

A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain Dodd Mead & Co 1956 p131:
"...These claims were accepted upon the Continent. His three sisters were wedded respectively to the Carolingian king, Charles the Simple, to the Capetian, Hugh the Great, and to Otto the Saxon, a future Holy Roman Emperor..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol XIII, p768, Otto I the Great Emperor: "...He married Edith, daughter of the English King Edward the Elder, in 930; she obtained as her dowry the flourishing town of Magdeburg...
"...Otto marched into Italy in 951, assumed the title of King of the Lombards, and married Adelaide himself, his first wife having died in 946..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p175, Athelstan: "...Athelstan married his sisters to Charles III ofFrance, the French Duke Hugh the Great, Otto I ofGermany, and Louis King of Arles..."

From Alfred to Henry III 871-1272, Christopher Brooke, 1961, Norton Library History of England, p53: "...In 928 another [of Athelstan's] sisters married the heir of Germany, the future Otto the Great, reopening traditional links between old and new Saxonly, between the English and their Saxon homeland..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9GB3-KM Editha GERMANY Empress Daughter of Elfreda (AFN:9GB3-DR) Mar 928 Died 21 Jan 947, 4.10 Born Abt 910 Daughter of ?Edgiva (AFN:8HS0-6S) Mar 930 Died 21 Jan 947, EB Died 946.

   Marriage Information:

Edith married Emperor Otto I Germany HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, son of King Henry GERMANY, I and Queen Saint Matilda Westphalia GERMANY, in 928-930. (Emperor Otto I Germany HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was born on 23 Nov 912 in , Saxony, Germany, died on 7 May 973 in Memleben, Saxony, Germany and was buried in Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany.)

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