Richard [I] de Normandie Comte de Normandie
(Abt 0932-0996)
(Abt 0950-1031)
Knud Svendsen King of England
(Abt 0995-1035)
Emma de Normandie
(Abt 0985-1052)
Gunhild of England
(Abt 1020-1038)


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1. Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser

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Gunhild of England

  • Born: Abt 1020 1
  • Marriage (1): Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser about 29 Jun 1036 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, 6500, NL 1
  • Died: 18 Jul 1038, Italy, IT aged about 18 1
  • BuriedFem: Kloster Limburg, Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, 67098, DE 1

   Another name for Gunhild was Æthelfryth of England.1

  General Notes:

GUNHILD [Æthelfryth] ([1020]-in Italy 18 Jul 1038, bur Limburg Klosterkirche). Guillaume of Jumièges records that, after the death of "Edelredus rex", "Emmam reginam" married "rex...Chunutus...Christiano more", and names their children "Hardechunutum postmodum regem Danorum et filiam...Gunnildem quæ nupsit Henrico Romanorum Imperatori". Adam of Bremen records that the daughter of King Knud married "imperator filio suo". Her parentage is stated by Orderic Vitalis, who also refers to her marriage. Wipo names "Chnutonis regis Anglorum filiam, nomine Chunehildem" as wife of "Heinricus rex, filius imperatoris" when recording their marriage in 1036. The Annalista Saxo records that the wife of King Heinrich III was "filiam Cnud regis Danorum", specifying that the marriage was arranged by Unwan Archbishop of Bremen, although this seems unlikely as Archbishop Unwan died in 1029. Herimannus names "Chunihildem, Cnutonis Danorum et Anglorum regis filiam" when recording her marriage to "Heinricus rex, filius imperatoris" in 1036. She adopted the name KUNIGUND on her marriage. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "uxor imperatoris Henrici Gunhildis imperatrix de Anglia" was accused of adultery, that she was defended in trial by combat, but that after her champion's victory she disdained the success and became a nun. William of Malmesbury also recounts that she was accused of adultery and retired to a convent. She died during her husband's expedition to Italy, the death of "regina Conihild" being recorded in the Annalista Saxo "XV Kal Aug". The necrology of Speyer records the death "XV Kal Aug" of "Cunehilt regina".

m (Nijmegen [29] Jun 1036) as his first wife, HEINRICH III King of Germany, Duke of Bavaria, son of Emperor KONRAD II & his wife Gisela of Swabia (Ostrebeck 28 Oct 1017-Burg Bodfeld im Harz 5 Oct 1056, bur Speyer Cathedral). Duke of Swabia 1038-1045. King of Burgundy Autumn 1038. Regent of the Duchy of Carinthia 1039-1047. He was crowned Emperor at Rome 25 Dec 1046. 1

Gunhild married Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser, son of Konrad II Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser and Gisela von Schwaben, about 29 Jun 1036 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, 6500, NL.1 (Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser was born on 28 Oct 1017,1 died on 5 Oct 1056 1 and was buried in Domkirche St. Maria und St. Stephan, Speyer, 67346, DE 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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