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Emma of France

Name  Emma France
Spouse  Rudolph of France
Uncles  Odo of France

Emma of France
Died  November 2, 934 AD, Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Paris, France
Parents  Beatrice of Vermandois, Robert I of France
Grandparents  Robert the Strong, Adelaide of Tours, Herbert I, Count of Vermandois
Similar People  Robert I of France, Beatrice of Vermandois, Hugh the Great, Odo of France

Emma of France (died November 2, 934) was a French princess by birth and queen by marriage. She was also known as Emma Capet, Emma of Burgundy, Emma of Neustria. She was the daughter of Robert I of France and either Aelis of Maine or Béatrice of Vermandois. Her family is known as the Robertians.

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In c. 921, she married Duke Rudolph of Burgundy. Her spouse was crowned king of Western Francia on 13 July 923 at Saint-Médard de Soissons, thereby making her queen.

She defended her husband's right to the throne against the Carolingian claimant, Charles III "The Simple", and her brother-in-law, Herbert II of Vermandois. Emma captured Avalon in 931 and in 933 led the siege of Château Thierry against Herbert II with King Ralph's army.

Emma was the first Frankish queen who is known to have been crowned: she was crowned in Reims, by the bishop of Reims called Séulf, the same year but a little later than her spouse, a fact mentioned in contemporary chronicles.

It seems Emma bore only one child, a son named Louis. There is a possibility that Emma also had a daughter, and she was maybe called Judith.

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Emma of France Wikipedia


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