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Hedwig of Nordgau

Hedwig of Nordgau

Countess of Luxembourg
The basics
Gender female
Birth Luxembourg
Mother: Hildegarde of France
Father: Eberhard IV of Nordgau
Spouse: Siegfried of Luxembourg
Children: Lutgardis of LuxemburgHenry VDuke of BavariaFrederick of LuxembourgDietrich I of HamelantCunigunde of Luxembourg
The details

Hedwig of Nordgau (c. 922 – after 993) was the wife of Siegfried of Luxembourg, first count of Luxembourg and founder of the country. They were married c. 950. She was of Saxon origin but her parentage is not known for sure. Some sources list her as the daughter of count Eberhard IV of Nordgau and Luitgard of Lotharingia. Others claim that she was connected to the family of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. Described as "saintly" herself, Hedwig of Nordgau was the mother of Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg, the seventh of eleven children from her marriage to Siegfried.


Hedwig of Nordgau's children included:

  • Henry, count of Luxemburg
  • Adalbert, archbishop of Trier
  • Luitgard, married Arnulf, Count of Holland
  • Eva, married count Gerard of Elzass
  • Cunigunde, married Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Dietrich, bishop of Metz
  • Frederik, father of the later counts Henry II and Giselbert

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