Gisela (daughter of Pepin the Short)
Gisela (757 – 810) was the only daughter of
Pepin the Shortand his wife Bertrada of Laon. She was the sister of Charlemagneand Carloman. Charlemagne's biographer Einhardstates that Gisela had been dedicated to religion since her childhood. She became a nunat Chelles Abbey, where she was eventually made abbess. As the abbess at Chelles Abbey, Gisela oversaw one of the most prolific nuns' scriptoriaactive in the 8th and 9th centuries. [cite book | last =McKitterick | first =Rosamond | authorlink = Rosamond McKitterick | title =Books, Scribes and Learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6th-9th Centuries | publisher =Ashgate Publishing Limited | date =1994 | location =Aldershot, England | pages =1-35, 1-43 | isbn =0-86078-406-1] According to Einhard she had good relations with her brother Charlemagne, who "treated her with the same respect which he showed his mother." She died in 810 at the convent she had served for most of her life.
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