Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Saint Begga

Saint Begga[1]

Female Abt 613 - 695  (~ 82 years)

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  • Name Saint Begga  
    Born Abt 613 
    Gender Female 
    History Begga was born about 613, daughter of Major Domus Pippin \'the Elder\' and his wife Itta/Iduburga. Sometime after 639 Begga married Ansegisel, a military leader of King Sigbert III of Austrasia. They had several children of whom Pippin is known to have progeny. Ansegisel was killed in a feud sometime after 675 but before 679, by his enemy Gundewind. After his death Begga went on a pilgrimage to Rome. When she returned she built seven chapels representing the seven principal churches of Rome. These chapels were at Andenne on the river Meuse in Belgium. She also built a convent there, then became a nun, joined her own convent, and became its abbess.
    Begga died on 17 December 694/695 and is buried in Andenne at St. Begga\'s Collegiate Church.  [2
    Died 17 Dec 694/95 
    Person ID I1109  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2018 

    Father Pippin (Peppin) 'The Elder', Major Domus,   b. Abt 585,   d. 640  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Itta (Iduburga),   b. 592,   d. 8 May, 652, Nivelles Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ansegisel,   b. Abt 610,   d. Abt 675  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Pippin,   b. Abt 635,   d. 15 Nov, 714, Jupille near Heristal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Saint Begga
    Saint Begga

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Catholic Online, http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=263.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020924&tree=LEO.