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Baudouin II "le Chauve" Comte de Flandres

Ælfthryth Princess of England England

  • Born: Wessex, England
  • Marriage: Baudouin II "le Chauve" Comte de Flandres in 884 in Flanders/England 529
  • Died: 7 Jun 929, Flanders 529
  • Buried: Saint-Pierre de Gand 174

bullet   Other names for Ælfthryth were Ælfþryð of Wessex and Elftrude of Wessex.

bullet  General Notes:

~ Emperor Charlemagnes Descendents, Vol. II, p. 185 529

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Family. 157,174
Æthelswytha became the wife of Baldwin II, count of Flanders, who was the son of Baldwin I and Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald, widow of Æthelwulf. Baldwin II was a turbulent lord, quarreled and fought with the king. His son by Æthelswytha, daughter of Alfred, was Arnold I, count of Flanders.

~A Genealogy of the Southworths, p. 429

• Web Reference: Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders from Wikipedia.
Ælfthryth was the youngest child of Alfred the Great, the Saxon King of England and his wife Ealhswith. She had four or five siblings, including King Edward the Elder and Ethelfleda.

Ælfthryth married Baldwin II (died 918), Count of Flanders.

They had the following issue:
Arnulf I of Flanders (c. 890-964); married Adela of Vermandois
Adalulf, Count of Boulogne (c. 890-933)

Ælfthryth was an ancestor of Matilda of Flanders, who married William the Conqueror, first monarch from the House of Normandy, which means that following the Norman conquest of England and the death of William I all the monarchs of England were also descendants of the House of Wessex.

[Source: Dictionary of National Biography]

Ælfthryth married Baudouin II "le Chauve" Comte de Flandres, son of Baudouin I "Bras-de-Fer" Comte de Flanders and Judith des Francs, in 884 in Flanders/England.529 (Baudouin II "le Chauve" Comte de Flandres was born about 864 in Flanders,174 died on 11 Sep 918 in Blandinberg, Flanders 529,174 and was buried in Saint-Pierre de Gand 174.)

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