The PEDIGREE of
Bertrada (Bertha) II `Broadfoot' of LAON

     `the White Lady'; (of MEROVINGIAN descent)

    Note: She was almost certainly descended from Merovingian Kings, but the details are uncertain. One piece of evidence often cited is that the historian Ademar of Chabannes called King Clothar IV and Charles Martel `cousins.' Bertrada was just Martel's daughter-in-law, so how does one explain the relevance? Assuming the depicted pedigree, see that Martel was the nephew by marriage of the Merovingian King Thierry III of Neustria. But what, finally, does this prove?

     Born:  abt. 720    Died:  783


HM George I's 25-Great Grandmother.       HRE Ferdinand I's 21-Great Grandmother.       U.S. President [WASHINGTON]'s 27-Great Grandmother.       Agnes Harris's 27-Great Grandmother.

 Husband/Partner:       Pepin III (8th King) of All FRANKS
 Children:       Bertha (MARTEL) of the FRANKS   ;   Carloman II (Archduke) of AUSTRASIA   ;   Gisela of the FRANKS   ;   Charlemagne (King) of the FRANKS
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/-- Baudgise II (Duke) of AQUITAINE   +====> [ 255 ,,xY,&]
| OR: Arnoldus of the SCHELDE   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/   | or: prob. not Baudgise II of AQUITAINE, q.v.
/-- Arnold (Saint Arnulf) des FRANCS RIPUAIRES
| OR: Arnoul (Saint) de METZ [alt ped]   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/  \-- Oda (Saint) of SAVOY   +====> [ 3]
/-- Ansegisel (Segislius) (Major Domus) d' AUSTRASIE
/  \-- Doda (Clothilde) of OLD SAXONY   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/-- Martin (Count/Duke) of LAON  (655? - 694?)
/  \-- Begue (Saint Begga) of LANDEN   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/-- prob.  Caribert (I; Count) of LAON  (690? - 747+)
| OR: Charibert of LAON [alt ped]   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/-- Clovis II (Chlodovech) of the FRANKS   +==&=> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/-- Thierry III (King) of BURGUNDY  (654 - 691)
/  \-- Balthilde the ANGLO-SAXON (Saint)   +====> [ 2]
\-- Bertha of the MEROVINGIANS [alt ped]  (668? - 720+)
| OR: prob. Bertrada `the Ancient'   +==&=> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/   \-- Clotilde (Regent) des FRANCS RIPUAIRES   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
- Bertrada (Bertha) II `Broadfoot' of LAON
/-- Alberich d' AQUITAINE   +====> [ 3]
/-- poss.  Hugobert (Hugoberto) de AQUITANIA
/  \-- Adele de THURGOVIE   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
\-- Bertrada (Countess) of LAON  (695? - ?)
| OR: poss. Gisela (Bertrade) de RAZES   +==&=> [ 255 ,,x,&]
| OR: poss. Gisele (Bertrade) (Princess of the FRANKS)   +==&=> [ 255 ,,x,&]
/-- Theodard (Bishop; Saint) of LIEGE   +====> [ 1]
\-- poss.  Irmina (Irmine; Abbess) d' OEREN  (? - 710+)
/-- Dagobert I (11th Archduke) of AUSTRASIA   +==&=> [ 255 ,,x,&]
\-- (Miss; Ragentrude?) of AUSTRASIA
\-- Regintrude (Ragnetrude) of AUSTRASIA   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
| OR: Regintrude of AUSTRASIA [alt ped]   +====> [ 255 ,,x,&]
 

 
  Her (poss.) Grandchildren:       Roland `the Paladin' de VERE   ;   Nuno BELCHIDES [alt ped]   ;   Milo (II) de VER   ;   Billung I of (the) OBOTRITES (OBODRITES)   ;   Ida von FRANKEN   ;   Kunigunde (Auberge) of AUSTRASIA   ;   Eribo d' ORLEANS   ;   Rowland (of INGELHEIM ?)   ;   Hadrian (Count) of ORLEANS   ;   Hrothrudis of the FRANKS   ;   Louis (Ludwig Hludovic) I `the Pious' of AQUITAINE   ;   Charles `the Younger' (Duke) of INGLEHEIM   ;   Hugh (Hugo) (Abbott) of ST. QUENTIN   ;   Redburh (Redburga)   ;   Pepin (I; IV; King) of ITALY   ;   Hiltrud   ;   Bertha (Princess) of FRANCE   ;   Duoda de CAROLINGIA [alt ped]   ;   Adeltrude   ;   Theodrada van ARGENTEUIL   ;   (NN), kinswoman of Charlemagne   ;   Oliver de LASCI
 

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