Queen Ermentrude WEST FRANKS
- Born: Abt 825, Orleans, Loiret, France
- Married: 14 Dec 842, , Crecy, France
- Died: 6 Oct 869
- Buried: Abbey, St Denis, Paris, Seine, France
Other names for Ermentrude were Hermentrude and WEST FRANKS Queen.
Ancestral File Number: 9G61-VH. User ID: 38727165809.
Queen of the WEST FRANKS, Gisant Effigy in Abbey Church of St Denis France.
ABBEY CHURCH OF SAINT-DENIS
Volume II The Royal Tombs, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg, Editions De la Lourelle, 7 Rue Dupuytren 75006 Paris
"10. Hermentrude, wife of Charles the Bold d.869...In 1263 and 1264 at the request of Saint Louis, the tombs of the kings of France were disposed at St-Denis and buried between the pillars at the crossing of the transept, the Merovingians and Carolingians in the south, the Capetians in the north. To commemeorate the occasion, sixteen stone gisants were executed (that of Eudes and Hugh Capet disappeared during the French Revolution), all identically dressed and represented in the same fashion: with the eyes open and calm gestures. The face of the queens, emphasized by the play of light about their veils are the most beautiful. Those of Henry I and Robert the Pious are the most expressive. The work of three different artists can be recognized, each bringing a certain diversity to this sereies of gisants without upsetting its overall plan."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9G61-VH.
Ermentrude married King Charles FRANCE, II, son of Emperor Louis I HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE and Empress Judith Andech HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, on 14 Dec 842 in , Crecy, France. (King Charles FRANCE, II was born on 13 Jun 823 in Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia, Germany, died on 6 Oct 877 in Brides-Les-Bains, Brios, France and was buried in St Denis, Aude, Paris, Seine, France.)