Pepin I the Old of Austrasia
(Cir 0580-0639/0640)
St Begga


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1. Anchises (Ansegisel)

St Begga 64,2498,2499

  • Born: 615
  • Marriage (1): Anchises (Ansegisel)
  • Died: 17 Dec 692-693, Ardenne of the Meuse

  General Notes:

The Calendar of the Saints says after her husband was killed hunting she decided to make a pilgrimage to Rome. On returning home she founded seven churches at Ardenne of the Meuse. She also set up an abbey at the same place where she died. 17 Dec is her feast day.

Begga was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace, and St. Itta. She married Ansegilius, son of St. Arnulf of Metz, and their son was Pepin of Herstal, founder of the Carolingian dynasty of rulers in France. On the death of her husband in the year 691, she built a church and convent at Andenne on the Meuse River and died there.


  Noted events in her life were:

She worked as an Abbess of Andenne.


Begga married Anchises (Ansegisel), son of Arnold of Metz and Doda. (Anchises (Ansegisel) was born circa 602 and died in 692.)