Bertrada bĕrträ´də [key], d. 783, Frankish queen, wife of Pepin the Short and mother of Charlemagne . She tried without success to reconcile Charlemagne and his brother Carloman . Also called Bertha of the Big Foot or Queen Goosefoot, she figures in Carolingian legend.
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