Liutgard of Saxony (died 885)
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Liutgard of Saxony Died 885
Liutgard of Saxony
Queen of the Franks
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Liutgard in the pedigree of the Ottonian dynasty, Chronica sancti Pantaleonis, Cologne, 12th century
Queen consort of the Franks
East Frankish queen
Queen consort of Lotharingia
PredecessorAdelaide of Paris
Queen consort of Bavaria
Bornc.  845
Died17 November 885 (aged 39–40)
SpouseLouis the Younger
Burchard I, Duke of Swabia
Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
HouseHouse of Brunonen (by birth)
Carolingian dynasty (by first marriage)
Hunfridings (by second marriage)
FatherLiudolf, Duke of Saxony
MotherOda Billung

Liutgard of Saxony (c. 845 – 17 November 885) was Queen of the Franks (East Frankish queen) from 876 until 882 by her marriage with King Louis the Younger.


She was born between 840 and 850, the daughter of the Saxon count Liudolf (805/20–866), a progenitor of the Ottonian dynasty (Liudolfings), and his wife Oda of Billung (805/06–913).

Liutgard was especially noted for her strong will and political ambition, a reliable supporter of her husband. She is seen as a driving force behind King Louis' struggle with the West Frankish king Charles the Bald around the possession of Lotharingia, culminating in the 876 Battle of Andernach and ending in the final acquisition of the Lotharingian realm by the 880 Treaty of Ribemont.

Marriages and issue

Before 29 November 874, Liutgard married the Carolingian ruler Louis the Younger (830/835–882), second son of King Louis the German, at Aschaffenburg, Franconia.[1] They had two children:

After Louis' death, she married[] in 882 the Hunfriding duke Burchard I of Swabia (855/60–911). They had three children:



  • Widukind of Corvey (2014). Deeds of the Saxons. Translated by Bachrach, Bernard S.; Bachrach, David S. Catholic University of America Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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