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Bertha Broadfoot of Laon, Queen of the Franks
Bertrada "au Grand Pied" de Laon
Dutch: Bertrada Van Laon, French: Bertrade Carolingien (De Laon)
circa 720
June 12, 783 (58-67)
Choisy-au-Bac, near Compiègne
Place of Burial:
église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Charibert, count of Laon and NN

Wife of Pépin III, King of the Franks

Mother of Charlemagne; Carloman I, King of the Franks; Gisele, Abbess of Chelles; Pepin; Chrothais; Adelais; NN mother of Chunibert daughter of Pepin and NN mother of Sintpert daughter of Pepin

Bertrada of Laon, also called Bertha Broadfoot (cf. latin: Regina pede aucae i.e. the queen with the goose-foot), (710/27 ·Äì July 12, 783) was a Frankish queen. She was born in Laon, in today's Aisne, France, the daughter of Caribert of Laon. She married P

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From the English Wikipedia page on Bertrada of Laon

Bertrada of Laon, also called Bertha Broadfoot (cf. latin: Regina pede aucae i.e. the queen with the goose-foot), (710/27 ·Äì July 12, 783) was a Frankish queen. She was born in Laon, in today's Aisne, France, the daughter of Caribert of Laon. She married Pepin the Short, the son of the Frankish Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, in 740, although the union was not canonically sanctioned until several years later. Eleven years later, in 751, Pepin and Bertrada became King and Queen of the Franks, following Pepin's successful coup against the Frankish Merovingian monarchs.
Bertrada and Pepin are known to have had four children, three sons and one daughter: of these, Charles (Charlemagne), Carloman, and Gisela survived to adulthood, whilst Pepin died in infancy. Charlemagne and Carloman would inherit the two halves of their father's kingdom when he died, and Gisela became a nun.
Bertrada lived at the court of her elder son Charles, and according to Einhard their relationship was excellent. She recommended he marry his first wife, Desiderata, a daughter of the Lombard king Desiderius, but he soon divorced her. Einhard claims this was the only episode that ever strained relations between mother and son. Bertrada lived with Charlemagne until her death in 783; the king buried her in Saint Denis Basilica with great honors.
Bertha de Laon
F, #103249, b. circa 720, d. 12 July 783
Last Edited=20 Aug 2005
Bertha de Laon was born circa 720 at Laon, France. (1) She was the daughter of Heribert de Laon, Comte de Laon. She married Pepin III, King of the Franks, son of Charles Martel, King of the Franks and Rotrud (?), in 740.
She died on 12 July 783 at Choisy, France. (1)
Children of Bertha de Laon and Pepin III, King of the Franks
-1. Charlemagne, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire+ b. 2 Apr 742, d. 28 Jan 814
-2. Carloman, King of the Franks b. c 751, d. 771
Note: Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire is in error. His actual title was Emperor of the Romans.

Nome: ou Bertrada, ou Berta/Bertrada Pés Grandes, ou de Laon, ou II de Laon. Nascimento: ou maio de 720, ou c. 725, ou maio de 726. Morte: ou 8 de junho, ou 13 de julho, ou 23 de abril.

Berthe=Bertrada de Laon, daughter of Charibert, Count de Laon and Bertrade N? Pepin III, King des Francs, son of Charles Martel and Rotrude=Chrotrud, Duchesse d"Austrasie
d.11 Jul 783 [Bertrada died on the fourth of the Ides of July]

Berthe was known as Berthe-au-grand-pied because one foot was larger than the other. Berthe was for many years, at least since 740, the concubine of Pepin III. In 749 she convinced him to marry her.
Note - in 770: The winds of history in the year 770 no longer blow from Aquitaine but from Lombardy. This Kingdom, north of a strange Italy of the time [Italy being bitten into little pieces by the aspirations of the Lombards to the North, the Byzantines and the Pope. Charles, though the "devoted defender of the Holy Church and its auxilliaries in all things" as he refers to himself, should logically and normally have followed the politics of his father with respect to Rome, and therefore to protect the papacy from its enemies, the Lombards. But he would hear none of it. Carloman casts a benign eye on the Lombards, where Didier, the ancient Duke of Tuscanny still reigned.
Bertrada, the widow of Pippin, despairing at the level of hate which separated her two sons, took matters into her hands, as a strong-willed woman is sometimes wont to do when endowed with power. She visits Carloman near Seltz [in Alsace], and secures his agreement from him. She crosses the Alps under the pretext of "worshiping in Rome the temples of the Holy Apostles" and visits Pope Stephen III. In fact, she had but one thing on her mind: To reconcile her two sons by bringing Charles closer to the Lombards, since Carloman is the friend of the ruler of Lombardy. The politics of the two brothers then would become tied to a common interest, That could be a first step. One could also marry Gisele, sister of Charles and Carloman to Didier"s son. Unfortunately, Gisele is not yet nubile.
In the meantime, Bertrada proposes the marriage of her son Charles with Desiree, Didier"s daughter! The King of the Lombards accepts the proposal as does Charles. However, the future emperor is already attached to a young frankish woman, Himiltrude, who has born him a son and a daughter -- unfortunately, the son is hunchback. Although Himiltrude is only a concubine of the King, the Pope being furious with the developments bringing together his natural protectors, the Francs, with his natural enemies, the Lombards, calls the union of Charles to Desiree diabolical. How can the Francs, a race ".. endowed with such beautiful women ..." posibly consider a union with "...this fetid race of Lombards, the most perfidious, and odious of all races, who have never been counted in the race of civilized nations, and from whom leprosy came ..." Pope Stephen III exclaimed.
Whiles Charles considers the matter, Bertrada gets Desiree and brings her to her son in Pavia. His first look at Desiree immediately caused him to miss Himiltrude. It seems that Desiree was the epitomy of ugliness. The marriage takes place anyway.

Bertha "Broadfoot"
Female, (about 720 - 12 July 783)
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Bertha "Broadfoot" was born about 720 in Laon, Aisne, France.2 She was the daughter of Caribert Count of Laon and Bertrada.1,2,3,4,5 About 740 Bertha married Pépin "the Short" King of the Franks, son of Charles Martel Mayor of the Palace and Rotrou of Allemania.1,2,3,4,5 Bertha was known as "Queen Goose-Foot" or "Goose-Footed Bertha", and is the original လMother Gooseဝ.5 Bertha "Broadfoot" died on Tuesday, 12 July 783.1,2,3
Ancestry of Edward III
Children of Bertha "Broadfoot" and Pépin "the Short" King of the Franks
Gisela Abbess of Chelles+ 5
Pépin 5
Charlemagne Emperor of the West+ (2 Apr 747 - 28 Jan 814)1,2,3,4,5
Carloman "the Younger" King of Burgundy+ (751 - 4 Dec 771)4,5
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Berthe de Laon
Birth: 726
Death: Jun. 12, 783
Frankish Queen, daughter of Count Charibert de Laon and Gisele of Aquitaine.
For a woman of her time she was well educated and spoke Latin.
She met Pippin in 741 and they fell in love, but he was already married to Princess Leutburga with whom he had five children. Another obstacle to their marriage was their close blood relationship.
She lived by his side as his mistress for several years. After she gave birth to their first child, Charlemagne around 743, he convinced Leutburga to separate and retire to the monastery of Lorsch. Pippin married Berthe probably in 749.
Pippin had succeeded his father Charles Martel as majordomos in 741 and ousted King Childeric III. from power in 751 and sent him also to a monastery.
In the same year she gave birth to a second son, Carloman. A few months later the nobles of the kingdom elected him as King and soon after that he went to Narbonne to fight against the Saracen. She accompanied him on this and other campaigns.
In later years the marriage became much cooler and they nearly separated. Only the intervention of the Pope prevented that.
After Pippin's death in 768 she became more involved in the politics in her son's kingdoms. She mediated between Charles and his brother and they stopped fighting with each other.
In 770 she traveled to Bavaria where she met her nephew Duke Tassilo. She lived for several years at Charles' court at Aachen. She later moved to the Abbey of Choisy sur Aisne where she spend the last decade of her life.
It's not sure that she is buried in St. Denis as some say she might be buried in the Val de Meuse. (bio by: Lutetia)

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