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b. 955, Germany; d. 999, Quedlinburg, Germany

Mathilda was the daughter of Otto I, king of the Germans and Holy Roman emperor. From 966 until her death in 999, she served as abbess of the monastery at Quedlinburg, which had been founded by her grandmother and namesake, Saint Mathilda. Not only an important religious figure, she also became a regent for her young nephew, King Otto III, in 997.