Gedesdiu Billung von Sachsen was born on an unknown date to Bernhard I von Sachsen (c950-1011) and Hildegard von Stade (aft965-1011) (.nl) . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814). Ancestors are from France, Belgium, Germany.
Gedesdiu was Abbess of Metelen from 993 to 1002 and Abbess of Herford from 1002 to 1040. She founded the Stift Herford.

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