Otgiva of Luxemburg

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Born between 980 and 995, Otgiva of Luxemburg was the daughter of either Frederick I "of Luxemburg," Count and NN, or Giselbert, Count of Vaudrevange/Wallerfangen and an unknown wife.1 She died 21 February 1030.2,3

Otgiva married Baldwin IV "the Bearded," Marquis of Flanders, son of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders and Rosela "Susanna", in 1012;2 Baldwin abandoned her, about 987.3

While her parentage is uncertain, both possible fathers are sons of Siegfried, Count of Luxemburg. The line given here through Frederick is considered "standard," but his brother Giselbert is a strong possibility, which is Richardson's position in Royal Ancestry.4,5


Baldwin IV "the Bearded," Marquis of Flanders b. bt 980 - 985, d. 30 May 1036
This person was last edited on9 May 2019


  1. [S1954] Stewart Baldwin, The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England: An Experiment in Cooperative Medieval Genealogy on the Internet, https://fasg.org/projects/henryproject/data/gisel102, accessed 1 Aug 2016. Hereinafter cited as Baldwin, The Henry Project.
  2. [S89] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. and David Faris, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700. . . ., 7th ed. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 162-21, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, and Faris, Ancestral Roots, 7th ed.
  3. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Five vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 5:496 (App B9), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  4. [S1954] Baldwin, The Henry Project, https://fasg.org/projects/henryproject/data/otgiv000.htm, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  5. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:502 (App E8).
  6. [S89] Weis, Sheppard, and Faris, Ancestral Roots, 7th ed., 162-22.
  7. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:496 (App B10).