Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Charles II "the Bald", King of France - George Washington's 26-29th Great Grandfather

Charles "the Bald" was the son of Louis "the Pious" and was King of France and Holy Roman Emperor. He married Ermentrude, Countess of Orleans. Through several lines of descent Charles "the Bald" is George Washington's 26-19th Great Grandfather and is the ancestor of a number of other U.S. Presidents. His daughter Judith, Princess of the Franks and Queen of England, is one of the most important woman in world history. She was married three times: (1) to Aethelwulf, King of England; (2) to Ethelbald, son of Aethelwulf and also King of England; and (3) to Baldwin 1, Count of Flanders, with their son Baldwin II marrying Elftrude, the daughter of Alfred "the Great", King of England - and with their great-great-great grandson Baldwin Forster V marrying Adele de Capet, daughter of Robert I, King of France - and with their great-great-great-great grandaughter Matilda marrying William "the Conqueror" and thus becoming the ancestor of the subsequent kings of England; (2)