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Frederuna von Sachsen
Queen consort of France
Goslar, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Died917 (aged 2930)
Spouse Charles III of France (m. 907)
Issue Gisela
Father Dietrich Theodoric von Ringelheim
MotherGisela of Lotharingia

Frederuna (or Frederonne, Fridarun; French : Frédérune or Frérone; 887–917) was the queen consort of France by marriage to King Charles III of France.

She was born in Goslar, Hanover to Dietrich Theodorich von Ringelheim, Duke of Saxony and his wife Gisela of Lotharingia. She was the half-sister of Matilda of Ringelheim, who married Henry the Fowler, King of East Francia, Amalrada, Bia, and a brother, Beuve II, the Bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne, [1] and the first wife of King Charles III of France, [2] whom she married in 907. [3] She bore Charles six daughters: Ermentrude, Gisela, Frederuna, Adelais, Rotrude and Hildegarde. [4] Frederuna died in 917 [5] and she was succeeded as queen consort by Eadgifu of England, a daughter of Edward the Elder in 919. [6]

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