Gertrude of Saxony (c. 1155–1196)

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

Gertrude of Saxony (c. 1155–1196)

Queen of Denmark. Name variations: Gertrude of Saxony; Gurtrude. Born around 1155; died on July 1, 1196; daughter of Henry V the Lion (1129–1195), duke of Saxony and Bavaria, and either Matilda of England (1156–1189) or Clementina of Zahringen ; married Knud or Knut also known as Canute VI (1162–1202), king of Denmark (r. 1182–1202), in 1171.