Gertrudis VAN NIJVEL

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BelgianBorn Gertrudis VAN NIJVEL

Abbess who, with her mother Itta, founded the Abbey of Nivelles

Born on 626 in Landen, Vlaams-Brabant , Belgium

Deceased on 659 in Nivelles, Brabant-Wallon, Wallonie , Belgium

Saint 47

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The early history of Gertrude's family is not well documented. The anonymous author of her Early Middle Ages biography, Vita Sanctae Geretrudis, only hints at her origins: "it would be tedious to insert in this account in what line of earthly origin she was descended. For who living in Europe does not know the loftiness, the names, and the localities of her lineage?" Gertrude's father, Pepin of Landen (Pippin the Elder), a nobleman from east Francia, had been instrumental in persuading King Clothar II to crown his son, Dagobert I, as the King of Austrasia. Due to her position at the palace, Gertrude's mother, Itta of Metz, was likely acquainted with St. Amandus, the Bishop of Maastricht.

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