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Swanahild (Agilolfing) von Bayern (abt. 0695 - 0742)

Swanahild "Sonichilde, Sunnichilde, Swanahilde" von Bayern formerly Agilolfing
Born about in Bayernmap
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Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 0724 [location unknown]
Died in Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2013
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Swanahild (Agilolfing) von Bayern was a member of aristocracy in ancient Europe.
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Parents and Grandparents

Cawley states that the precise parentage of Suanachildis is not known. He shows her, however, as the granddaughter of Theodo V and II, Duke of Bavaria from the Agilolfing family. [1]

Cawley also states that she was a niece of Odilo, Duke of Bavaria [1]

Einhard names "Swannhilde neptem Odilonis ducis Baioariorum" as the mother of Grifo[80]. The precise relationship between Suanhilde and Pilitrude, who was the wife in turn of the brothers Grimoald and Theodoald, has not been identified. [1]

Birth Year Estimation

In the absence of any indication of her birth year, assume she was aged 30 when she became the second wife of Charles Martel in 725, hence born, say, 695.

724 Captured by Charles Martel

The Continuator of Fredegar records that "matrona quondam…Beletrude et nepta sua Sunnichilde" were captured and taken to Austrasia by Charles "Martel" in [724/25]. [1]

725 Marriage to Charles Martel

In 725 she married, as his second wife, Charles “Martel” maiordomus of Austrasia and Neustria, son of Pepin "le Gros" or "d'Herstal" & his second wife Chalpais [Alpais], who was born in 690 and died in Quierzy-sur-Oise, Aisne 22 Oct 741, and was buried in the église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis). [1]


She instigated the marriage of her stepdaughter to Odilo Duke of Bavaria according to the Continuator of Fredegar. After the death of her husband, she incited her son to rebel against her stepsons. [1]

She was defeated and sent to the monastery of Chelles, Seine-et-Marne. "Karlus maiorum domus filius Pippini quondam" donated property "villa Clippiacum in pago Parisiaco" to the abbey of St Denis by charter dated 17 Sep 741, subscribed by "Radberti comitis, Raygaubaldi comitis, Salaconis comitis, matrone Sonechildis, Grifonis filii sui". [1]

741 Death

Suanachildis died after 17 September 741. [1]


They had one (1) child: Grifo.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Charles Cawley. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families © by Charles Cawley, hosted by Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Suanhilde Accessed 5/4/2019 jhd See also WikiTree's source page for MedLands

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Agilofing-26 and Agilolfing-14 appear to represent the same person because: Agilolfing-14 is supposed to represent Swanahilde, wife of Charles Martel, from what can be gathered from the Gecom gibberish on the profile. The correct LNAB is Agilolfing (with a L before the F) and Agilolfing-14 has no connections that could make this merge a problem.

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