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Berta of Este

Female - 1029


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  • Name Berta of Este 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1029  [1
    Alternate death Aft 4 Nov 1037  [2
    Alternate death Aft 29 Dec 1037  [3
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I3446  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Oberto Obizzo II of Este,   b. Abt 950,   d. 1014  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Railende du Como 
    Family ID F728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olderich II Manfredo,   b. 992,   d. 29 Oct 1034, Turin, Torino, Piedmont, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1014  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Bertha of Turin
    +2. Irmingard de Susa,   d. 28 Jan 1078
    +3. Adelaide of Susa,   b. Abt 1015,   d. 27 Dec 1091, Canischio, Turino, Piedmont, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F2179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S834] Alan B. Wilson, 10 Nov 1996, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    4. [S160] Wikipedia.