Otgiva of Luxembourg

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Born between 980 and 995, Otgiva of Luxembourg was probably the daughter of Giselbert, Count of Vaudrevange/Wallerfangen and an unknown wife. She died 21 February 1030.1,2

Otgiva married Baldwin IV "the Bearded," Marquis of Flanders, son of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders and Rosela "Susanna", in 1012;1 Baldwin abandoned her, about 987.2

While her parentage is uncertain, both possible fathers are sons of Siegfried, Count of Luxemburg. The line through Frederick is considered "standard," but his brother Giselbert is a stronger possibility, being based on more contemporary evidence.3,4


Baldwin IV "the Bearded," Marquis of Flanders b. bt 980 - 985, d. 30 May 1036
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  1. [S520] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700… ., 8th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 162-21, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.
  2. [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.
  3. [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/otgiv000.htm, accessed 1 Aug 2016. Hereinafter cited as Baldwin, The Henry Project.
  4. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:502 (App E8).
  5. [S520] Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed., 162-22.
  6. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:496 (App B10).