Occupation Date of Birth Eadgyth had an impressive pedigree. Like her brother, Æthelstan, Edith was devoted to the cult of their ancestor Saint Oswald of Northumbria and was instrumental in introducing this cult into Germany after her marriage to the emperor. As queen consort, Edith undertook the usual state duties of a "First Lady": when she turns up in the records it is generally in connection with gifts to the state's favoured monasteries or memorials to holy women and saints. Edward the Elder (Father)Ælfflæd (Mother)Eadgifu of Wessex (Elder sister)King Otto I (Husband) Queen Eadgyth was a wife of King Otto I in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Appearance(s) Eyes Date of Death The precise identity of the husband of this sister is debated. Editnek hat féltestvére volt apja első és harmadik házassága révén. How the study of teeth is revealing our history, Mike Pitts, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eadgyth&oldid=960834060, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Old English (ca. The remaining sister Algiva or Adiva was married to a "king near the Jupiter mountains" (the Alps). Wolfenstein Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Gabrielle Scharnitzky Initially buried in the St Maurice monastery, Edith's tomb since the 16th century has been located in Magdeburg Cathedral. Származása. An inscription recorded that it was the body of Eadgyth, reburied in 1510. It was only by fate she ended up as the wife of Otto I, Duke of Saxony and King of Germany. The details concerning her death are somewhat undocumented, although when she died, Otto became very sad and crushed with deep sorrow because of her passing. Queen Eadgyth was a wife of King Otto I in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. She had an older sister, Eadgifu. While Otto fought against the rebellious dukes Eberhard of Franconia and Gilbert of Lorraine in 939, she spent the hostilities at Lorsch Abbey. [7], Detail from a Gothic statue in Magdeburg Cathedral assumed to represent Edith, "Remains of Alfred the Great's granddaughter returned / Coming home: the Saxon queen lost for 1,000 years", German cathedral bones 'are Saxon queen Eadgyth, BBC News, 16 June 2010, Remains of first king of England's sister found in German cathedral, The Guardian, 17 June 2010, Bones confirmed as those of Saxon Princess Eadgyth, University of Bristol, 17 June 2010, Königin Editha im Magdeburger Dom bestattet, Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten. Caucasian Otto I (23 November 912 7 May 973), also known as Otto the Great, was emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, reigning as German king from 936 until his death in 973. 450-1100)-language text, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 June 2020, at 04:35. Fate The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda, Otto was "the first of the Germans to be called the emperor of Italy". In 938, Eberhard, the new duke of Bavaria, refused to pay Otto homage. There was probably rivalry between the Benedictine Monastery of St Maurice founded at Magdeburg by Otto and Eadgyth in 937, a year after coming to the throne, and Matilda's foundation Quedlinburg Abbey, intended by her as a memorial to her husband, the late King Henry. He married Adelaide of Italy in 951. német-római császárné. She was the grand-daughter of Alfred the Great, daughter of Edward the Elder and half-sister of Aethelstan, all of whom were powerful kings of Wessex in England. Eadgyth, más néven Edit vagy Ædgyth (910. körül – 946. január 26.) At the request of the East Frankish king Henry the Fowler, who wished to stake a claim to equality and to seal the alliance between the two Saxon kingdoms, her half-brother King Æthelstan sent his sisters Edith and Edgiva to Germany. In 936 King Henry I of Germany died and his eldest son, Eadgyth's husband, was crowned at Aachen as King Otto I. Country of Origin Edith accompanied her husband on his travels, though not during battles. Otto chose Edith, according to Hrotsvitha a woman "of pure noble countenance, graceful character and truly royal appearance", and married her in 930. Black The precise identity of the husband of this sister is debated. Relative(s) Nationality [1][2] Testing on the bones revealed that they are the remains of Eadgyth, from study made of the enamel of the teeth in her upper jaw. Otto chose Edith and married her in 930. Otto's early reign was marked by a series of ducal revolts. In 938, Eberhard, the new duke of Bavaria, refused to pay Otto homage. The Book and the Device Queen Eadgyth and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor She holds the book (bible most likely) and he holds a device (?) The investigations at Bristol, applying isotope tests on tooth enamel, checked whether she was born and brought up in Wessex and Mercia, as written history indicated. Otto I - also known as Otto the Great - became Holy Roman Emperor in 929. Sex She was the grand-daughter of Alfred the Great, daughter of Edward the Elder and half-sister of Aethelstan, all of whom were powerful kings of Wessex in England. 26 January 946, Magdeburg, Saxony Henry's eldest son and heir to the throne Otto was instructed to choose whichever one pleased him best. Female She is burried in upper part of catacombs beneath Castle Wolfenstein. King Otto's I (King Otto the Great's) WifeQueen of the Holy Roman Empire She had an older sister, Eadgifu. German Eadgyth [3] Testing of the enamel revealed that the individual entombed at Magdeburg had spent time as a youth in the chalky uplands of Wessex. Eadgyth (Edith) was a 10th-century noblewoman who has been compared to Princess Diana. He was of the royal English dynasty called House of Wessex, a family originating in the southwest corner of England and gradually increased in power and prestiege. It was only by fate she ended up as the wife of Otto I, Duke of Saxony and King of Germany. Edith was born to the reigning English king Edward the Elder by his second wife, Ælfflæd, and hence was a granddaughter of King Alfred the Great. Otto responded with two campaigns in 938, during spring and fall, defeating Eberhard and banishing him. Otto apparently mourned the loss of a beloved spouse. A surviving report of the ceremony by the medieval chronicler Widukind of Corvey makes no mention of his wife having been crowned at this point, but according to Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg's chronicle, Eadgyth was nevertheless anointed as queen, albeit in a separate ceremony. He founded the Ottonian dynasty in Germany and, in 962, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. Deceased [b] Otto responded with two campaigns in 938, during spring and fall, defeating Eberhard and banishing him. Eadgyth's death in 946 at a relatively young age, in her thirties, was unexpected. This period of the E… In 936 Henry the Fowler died and his eldest son Otto, Edith's husband, was crowned king at Aachen Cathedral. [6], Following the tests the bones were re-interred in a new titanium coffin in her tomb at Magdeburg Cathedral on 22 October 2010. Long regarded as a cenotaph, a lead coffin inside a stone sarcophagus with her name on it was found and opened in 2008 by archaeologists during work on the building. (Old English: Ēadgȳð; 910 - 26 January 946), also spelt Eadgyth or Ædgyth, was the daughter of Edward the Elder, King of England and Ælfflæd, and the wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor.