Bertha “Bertha Broadfoot” Bertrada II of Laon

Name
Bertha “Bertha Broadfoot” Bertrada II of Laon
Given names
Bertha
Surname
Bertrada II of Laon
Nickname
Bertha Broadfoot
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father
herself
Family with Pepin the Short King of the Franks - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 740
2 years
son
110 years
son
daughter

Note
Some sources, eg. World Book 2000, © 1999 IBM Corporation, suggest that Bertrada or Bertha was known as "Queen Goose-Foot" or "Goose-Footed Bertha", and is the original “Mother Goose”. Hence, we can also list “Mother Goose” among our illustrious forebears. Bertha or Bertrada II of Laon also known as "Bertha Broadfoot". She was the daughter of Caribert (or Herbert), Count of Laon and granddaughter of Bertha, a Merovingian Princess who was in turn a daughter of Thierry (III), King of Austrasia, Neustria and Burgundy. Source: George Andrews Moriarty: Plantagenet Ancestry Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985, page 232.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Bertha “Bertha Broadfoot” Bertrada II of Laon, daughter of Caribert Count of Laon. She married Pepin the Short King of the Franks in 740. He was born about 715 and died on September 24, 768.

      Children of Bertha “Bertha Broadfoot” Bertrada II of Laon and Pepin the Short King of the Franks:

      1. “Charlemagne” Karlus “King Charles the Great” Magnus (742813)
      2. Carloman of the Franks King of the Franks (851)
      3. Gisela Abbess of Chelles
  2. Generation 2
    1. “Charlemagne” Karlus “King Charles the Great” Magnus, son of Pepin the Short King of the Franks and Bertha “Bertha Broadfoot” Bertrada II of Laon, was born on April 2, 742 in Ingelheim, Germany and died on January 28, 813 in Aachen, Germany at the age of 70. He married Hildegarde “Hildegarde of Swabia” Vinzgua in 771 in Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen). She was born in 758 in Germany and died on April 30, 783 in Metz, Germany at the age of 25.

      Children of “Charlemagne” Karlus “King Charles the Great” Magnus and Hildegarde “Hildegarde of Swabia” Vinzgua:

      1. Karlmann “King of Italy” Pepin (777810)
  3. Generation 3
    1. Karlmann “King of Italy” Pepin, son of “Charlemagne” Karlus “King Charles the Great” Magnus and Hildegarde “Hildegarde of Swabia” Vinzgua, was born in 777 in Italy and died on July 8, 810 in Italy at the age of 33. He married Bertha Countess of Gellone, daughter of King Charlemagne “The Emperor of the Roman Empire” Charles the Great,.

      Children of Karlmann “King of Italy” Pepin and Bertha Countess of Gellone:

      1. Bernard I King of Italy and Lombardy (797818)