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St ADELAIDE

Christian Saint

Also known as ADELAID-OF-ITALY, ADELAIDE-THE-EMPRESS, ADELAIDE-OF-BURGUNDY, ADELHEID

Patron Saint of Empresses, Princesses, Second Marriages and Step-parents

The daughter of King Rudolph of Burgundy, she became Empress after a royally rough start.

Her first husband, King Lothair of Italy, was poisoned. She refused to marry the usurper’s son and was beaten and imprisoned.

She escaped and met Otto, future Emperor of Germany. It’s amazing how these things happen. She married him and they had five children, including, after Otto’s death, her son Otto Jnr.

When Otto Jnr became Otto II, his wife forced our heroine into exile so they could take over. After his death she bounced back and became regent for her grandson Otto III — thereby gaining the Empress title.

Quite how she got into the Saintly calendar we are not sure — perhaps for having the patience of a Saint.

St ADELAIDE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ADELAIDE
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : December 16th
Birth and Death Dates : 931-999
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ADELAID-OF-ITALY, ADELAIDE-THE-EMPRESS, ADELAIDE-OF-BURGUNDY, ADELHEID
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Article last updated on 12 February 2009 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Adelaide: Christian Saint." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 12 Feb. 2009. Web. 14 September 2014.

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