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Bertrada of Prum

Female Abt 670 - Abt 721  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Bertrada of Prum 
    Born Abt 670  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 685  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alternate death Aft 720 
    Died Abt 721  [1
    Person ID I1483  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Charibert,   d. Aft 747
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "...[T]here is no proved descent from any member of the Merovingian dynasty to any later medieval or modern person. They were subjected to the triple historical indignities of usurpation by the Carolingian Pippin, damnatio memoriae in the Carolingian accounts of that usurpation (such as Einhard's Vita Karoli magni), and finally the broad early-medieval problem of the scarcity of written records. The result is that a large and many-branched family appears to peter out in the historical record. The most accessible careful prosopography of this family is Christian Settipani's book, La préhistoire des Capétiens, Nouvelle histoire généalogique de l'auguste maison de France, gen. ed. Patrick Van Kerrebrouck, vol. 1 part 1 (Villeneuve d'Asq: Patrick Van Kerrebrouck, 1993). With detailed and thorough citations to both primary sources and the interpretive secondary literature, Settipani summarizes each (if not all) of the commonly claimed gateways from the Merovingian dynasty. The assertion that Bertrada, founder of the abbey of Prüm, was of Merovingian royal blood, is not implausible but it was a suggestion, first made by Maurice Chaume, based essentially on onomastics (the fact that members of her family appear to have used names also found in the royal dynasty)." [Nathaniel Lane Taylor]

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.