Friday, May 09, 2008

Luitgarde de Cleves weds Arnulf I of Holland

Sometime in the month of May in our family history . . . in the year 980 . . . Luitgarde de Cleves marries Arnulf I de Holland . . . Luitgarde and Arnulf are believed to be 30th great-grandparents of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

The Historians' History of the World A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations as Recorded by the Great Writers of All Ages By Henry Smith Williams: "younger archbishop of Treves and the elder Arnold married Luitgarde sister of Theophano the wife of Otto II emperor of Germany 983 The empress Theophano after the death of her husband and during the minority of her son Otto III enjoyed a large share in the administration of the empire and her alliance with the family of the count of Holland induced her to use her influence over the mind of the young emperor to obtain for Dirk a grant of all those states as an hereditary fief which he had hitherto enjoyed in usufruct only Dirk II died in 988 COUNT DJKK U From a manuscript at Egmond The grant of Otto III rendered it unnecessary that Arnold should obtain the emperor"

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