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Engleberga

Date of birth unknown; died circa 900, Italy

The correct spelling of this name is ENGELBERGA.

Wife of Holy Roman emperor Louis II (ruled 850–875), Engelberga was the de facto co-ruler of her husband’s domain from the time of their marriage in 851. As his trusted partner, she often served as an envoy in important negotiations. In 896, she became abbess of the convent of San Sisto at Piacenza, Italy, which she had founded.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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