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FOLIO CLXXXVII recto and CLXXXVII verso
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Genealogy of Kunigunde

The genealogy of Saint Kunigunde occupies almost an entire page, and is traced back to Charles the Great, who appears at the root of her family tree.

  1. Charles the Great (Carolus Magnus Imperator), according to the Chronicle (Folio CLXVIII recto) had many beautiful children by many wives, particularly by his wife Hildegard, probably the spouse with whom he appears in dual portrait here. He is portrayed as crowned and sainted, and carries orb and sword. The scepter is in the hands of his spouse. His shield is quartered: Upper left and lower right quarters show the black imperial double eagle in a field of gold—his coat of arms as emperor. Upper right and lower left quarters show the three golden fleur-de-lis of France, in a field of blue. Charles the Great was succeeded by his son Louis I.
  2. Louis I (Ludovicus imperator), surnamed the Pious or the Good (called by the French LeDebonnaire, and by the Germans Der Sanftmütige), succeeded his father Charlemagne as emperor. Louis married Irmengard, who bore him three sons: Charles, King of Gaul; Louis, King of France; and Siegfried, Count Palatine of the Rhine. By his second wife, Judith, he begot Charles the Bald. The shield is the same as that of Charlemagne.
  3. Charles (Carolus Rex Gallie), one of the sons of Louis I, is shown in the left center of the woodcut. His shield is emblazoned with a cock. The origin of this symbol lies in the fact that Gallus, which in Latin means ‘cock,’ is also the root of Gallia or Gaul.
  4. Siegfried (Siegfriedus Palatinus Rheni), another son of Louis I, is portrayed in the center of the woodcut in his electoral robes and cap, accompanied by his spouse. To Siegfried and his wife Matilda four children were born, Theodoric, Adelbert, Henry, and Kunigunde. Beside Siegfried appears his coat of arms—a golden crowned lion in a field of black.
  5. Louis, King of France (Ludovicus Rex Francie), another son of Louis I, appears in right center, crowned, scepter and sword in hand. Below him are the arms of France,-- three golden fleur-de-lis in a blue field.
  6. Theodoric (Episcopus Metensis), archbishop of Metz, appears immediately above his father Siegfried. His shield is quartered. Upper left and lower right quarters show the golden lion of the Rhenish Palatinate in a black field. Upper right and lower left quarters are diagonally divided, probably silver and black, the arms of the bishopric of Metz.
  7. Adelbert (Adelbertus Canonus Metensis), another son of Siegfried, appears to the right of his brother Theodoric, book in one hand, and in the other the shield of the Rhenish Palatinate (a golden lion in a black field.)
  8. Henry, Rhenish Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria (Heinricus Palatinus Rheni Dux Bavarie), appears in the upper right-hand corner of the woodcut. He wears the hat of the pilgrim, and carries a sword. His shield is quartered, the golden lion in a black field (Rhenish Palatinate) in the upper left and lower right quarters. In the upper right and lower left quarters, the wafered or checkered (blue and silver) arms of Bavaria.
  9. Kunigunde (S. Kunegundis Imperatrix), queen of Emperor Henry II, and daughter of Siegfried, is portrayed as crowned and sainted, a scepter in her right hand and a model of the monastic church of Kaufungen in her left. The shield is quartered. The imperial black double eagle in a field of gold appears in the upper left and lower right quarters. The golden Rhenish lion in a field of black in the upper right and lower left.