Gertrude of Saxony (1115–1143)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Gertrude of Saxony (1115–1143)

Duchess of Bavaria and Saxony. Born on April 18, 1115; died on April 18, 1143; daughter of Lothair II (b. 1075), Holy Roman emperor (r. 1125–1137), and Richensia of Nordheim (1095–1141); married Henry the Proud (c. 1100–1139), duke of Bavaria and Saxony, on May 29, 1127; children: Henry V the Lion (1129–1195), duke of Bavaria and Saxony.