Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Ageltrude Benevento

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Ageltrude Benevento
Date of birth unknown; d. 923, Italy

Ageltrude (Agiltrude) was born the daughter of Prince Adelchis in the Italian province of Benevento. She married Guido II of Spoleto, who became both king of Italy (889) and Holy Roman emperor (891). Ageltrude enjoyed much economic and social freedom as both queen of Italy and empress of Rome. She used her political power to have her son, Lambert, confirmed as Roman emperor and also to support the election of Pope Stephen VI.

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