Radegund
ID:
 
1541
 
Alternate Name:
 
Radegonde
 
Birth Date:
 
ca. 518
 
Death Date:
 
August 13, 587
 
Country:
 
Germany
 
Region:
 
Thuringia
 
Town:
 
Villa of Vermandois at Athies
 
Father:
 
King Bertechar (see Sainted Women of the Dark Ages) or Berthar (see Historia Francorum) of Thuringia
 
Spouse:
 
Clothar, King of the Franks (511-561)
 
Other Family:
 

King Hermanfrid (uncle). King Bassin (grandfather)

 
Education:
 

Literate

 
Social Status:
 

Princess of Thuringia, Queen of the Franks

 
Secular Titles:
 

Queen of the Franks

 
Communities:
  
Religious Titles:
 

Venantius refers to her as a "monacha" or nun Sainted Women of the Dark Ages

 
Orders:
 

Rule of St. Caesarius Regula ad virgines

 
Ecclesiastical Relationships:
 

Veiled and conescrated by Saint Medard
Dispute with Maroveus, Bishop of Poitiers.
Letter to her from Bishops Eufronius, Praetextatus, Germanus, Felix, Domitianus, Victorius, and Domnolus with advice on the administration of her nunnery.
Gregory of Tours present at funeral.
Historia Francorum, IX. 39, 40.

 
Secular Affiliations:
 

member of royal family

 
Founder of:
  
Charitable Works:
 
according to Venantius, she gave feasts for the poor
 
Artifacts:
 

Tomb
Gregory of Tours describes the deposition of a piece of the True Cross at S. Croix by St. Eufronius, Bishop of Tours Historia Francorum, IX 40.

 
Brief Profile:
 

Considered a saint by local population and later writers

 
Misc Info:
  
Secondary sources:
 

See subject category "Radegonde / Radegund, Saint (Radegunda, Queen) (520-587)".

 
Contributor:
 
Allison Norman