BiographyMechtild von Gera was born circa 1452 to Heinrich VIII. von Gera (1406-bef1482) and Mechtild von Schwarzburg-Wachsenburg (c1420-aft1456) and died before 13 May 1478 of unspecified causes. She married Bernhard von Torgau (c1448-?) . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Belarus, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Italy, the Byzantine Empire.