Adelaide (or Alice), St

Adelaide (Or Alice), St., the daughter of Rodolph, second king of Transjuran Burgundy, was born in 931, and was widowed at the age of nineteen years, by the death of her husband Lothair, king of Italy. She afterwards married Otho I, emperor of Germany, and so acted as to win the esteem and affection of her people. She died Dec.16, 999, at'Seltz, on the Rhine, at the monastery which she had erected there twelve years before. Although never formally canonized, her festival is marked, in several modern martyrologies on Dec. 16. St. Odilo of Cluny has written her Life, which is given in Surius.. See Baillet, iii, 239; Butler, xii, 298.

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