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Berta of Este

Female - 1029

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  1. 1.  Berta of Este (daughter of Oberto Obizzo II of Este and Railende du Como); died in 1029.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 4 Nov 1037
    • Alternate death: Aft 29 Dec 1037


    From Wikipedia:

    Bertha of Milan or Bertha of Luni (c. 997-c. 1040), was a member of the Obertenghi dynasty. Bertha was married to Ulric Manfred II of Turin. She is sometimes identified with the Bertha who was married to Arduin of Ivrea.

    Although it is known that Bertha was a member of the Otbertenghi dynasty, there is some debate about who her parents were. Her father is often said to be Oberto II, but others argue that Bertha's father was in fact Otbert III of Milan.

    By 1014 at the latest, Bertha had married Ulric Manfred (that year, Emperor Henry II confirmed their joint donation to the abbey of Fruttuaria). Her dowry included lands in the counties of Tortona, Parma and Piacenza.

    In May 1028 with her husband, Ulric Manfred, Bertha founded the convent of Santa Maria at Caramagna. The following year, in July 1029, along with her husband and his brother, Bishop Alric of Asti, Bertha founded the Benedictine abbey in of S. Giusto in Susa, which housed the relics of Saint Justus of Novalesa. The church of the Abbey of San Giusto is now Susa Cathedral.

    After Ulric Manfred's death (in December 1033 or 1034), Bertha briefly acted as regent for their daughter, Adelaide of Susa.

    In 1037 Bertha captured envoys who wished to cross the Alps from Piedmont to Champagne, thus foiling a conspiracy against Emperor Conrad II. Conrad II rewarded Bertha for her part in suppressing the rebellion against him by issuing an imperial diploma which confirmed her donations to the abbey of S. Giusto in Susa.

    Berta married Olderich II Manfredo before 1014. Olderich (son of Manfred I of Turin and Prangardia di Canossa) was born in 992; died on 29 Oct 1034 in Turin, Torino, Piedmont, Italy; was buried in Turin Cathedral, Turin, Torino, Piedmont, Italy. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Bertha of Turin
    2. Irmingard de Susa died on 28 Jan 1078.
    3. Adelaide of Susa was born about 1015; died on 27 Dec 1091 in Canischio, Turino, Piedmont, Italy.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Oberto Obizzo II of Este was born about 950 (son of Oberto Obizzo I of Este); died in 1014.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1014
    • Alternate death: Abt 1017
    • Alternate death: 1021


    Margrave of Este, 975; Count of Genoa; Margrave of Milan.

    Oberto married Railende du Como. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Railende du Como
    1. 1. Berta of Este died in 1029.
    2. Albert Azzo I was born about 970; died in 1029.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Oberto Obizzo I of Este was born about 920 in of Este, Padua, Veneto, Italy; died on 15 Oct 975.


    Margrave of Este, 960; Count Palatine of Lucca, 962-972; hereditary Count of Milan from 951.

    "There is not enough evidence from Oberto's patrimony and his first appearance (as a count) in April 945 to pin down his origin." --Peter Stewart, SGM, 2 Jun 2017

    1. 2. Oberto Obizzo II of Este was born about 950; died in 1014.