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Irmina of Oeren

Irmina of Oeren

Frankish noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Frankish noble
A.K.A. Irmina
Gender female
Birth (Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Death (Wissembourg, canton of Wissembourg, arrondissement of Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin)
Spouse: Hugobert
Irmina of Oeren
The details

Irmina of Oeren or Irmina of Trier (d. 704/710) was the wife of Hugobert, seneschal and Count palatine, a leading person of the Hugobertine noble family. While during the High Middle Ages she was believed to be a daughter of King Dagobert II, her parents are actually unknown. Today it is assumed that she came from a powerful Austrasian noble family, strongly connected to the Carolingian dynasty.

Irmina and Hugobert had several children, including:

  • Plectrude (fl. 691, d. 717), the wife of Pippin of Herstal and founder of the Abbey St. Maria im Kapitol in Cologne
  • possibly Adela of Pfalzel (b. c. 660, d. c. 735) founder of the convent Pfalzel (some have said she is the sister or Irmina of Oeren)
  • possibly Reginlind, (b. 660-665, d. 730-740) whose second marriage after the death of her husband was to the duke Theudebert of Bavaria
  • Chrodelind
  • possibly Bertrada of Prüm (b. c. 670, d. after 721), the founder of the Prüm Abbey and mother of count Heribert of Laon, who was father of Bertrada of Laon, who in turn was mother of Charlemagne.

After Hugobert's dead the now widowed Irmina founded with support from the bishop of Trier the Abbey of Echternach by donating (c. 697/698) lands to Willibrord. She also committed herself to a religious life for the remaining years and became second abbess of St. Mary's convent in Oeren (today a part of Trier) which was later renamed after her: St. Irmina (or St. Irminen). Irmina died at an uncertain date between 704 and 710.

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