Edigna of Puch
ID:
 
664
 
Alternate Name:
 
Edigne of Puch
 
Birth Date:
 
11th century
 
Death Date:
 
February 26, 1109
 
Country:
 
France
 
Region:
 
Bavaria (Bayern)
 
Town:
 
Puch
 
Location of Work:
 
Puch, Bavaria
 
Family:
 

Reportedly a daughter of the king of France.

 
Father:
 
Either Henry I or Philip I of France
 
Mother:
 
Possibly either Princess Anne of Kiev (wife of Henri I); or Bertha of Holland (Philip I's first wife) or Bertrade de Montfort (Philip's second wife)
 
Spouse:
 
Unmarried
 
Education:
 

Could read and write (known to have taught reading and writing to the inhabitants of Puch).

 
Social Status:
 

Member of the French royal family.

 
Feast Day:
 
February 26th
 
Charitable Works:
 
Taught religion and literacy to the local inhabitants.
 
Brief Profile:
 

Edigna ran away from an unwelcome marriage and arrived at Puch, in Bavaria. There she lived in a hollow lime tree for the next 35 years.

 
Misc Info:
 

For more information see Vita Edigna von Puch

 
Contributor:
 
Catherine Feeley