Talk:Matilda of Ringelheim

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Unless there are objections, I'd like to remove the 'needs photo' box from this article. While a photo would be nice, there are (to my knowledge) almost no images at all of Mathilda, who died in the mid-tenth century. A no longer-extant manuscript of her vitae from the twelfth century, of which a few photos fortunately survive, depicts Mathilda together with her husband (you can see it on the cover of Gilsdorf, Queenship and Sanctity), but that's about it--and this wouldn't really offer the article's user much of value, anyway. There probably are some early modern or later depictions of her, but these would represent only a romanticized fantasy about the "holy queen" spun from the artists' imaginations... SGilsdorf 05:39, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

This is a good point. I regret that I as an individual am relatively new here and am probably not the best one to make this decision. I placed the template in question on the pages of all saints articles without images, but that doesn't mean I'm necessarily the best person to make the call. I'll leave a message on the page of someone whose judgement in these matters I do trust, User:Pastordavid, and try to get what is probably a more informed, and certainly (knowing him) neutral viewpoint there. John Carter 14:26, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I have gone ahead and removed the "needs photo" tag -- If anyone objects, they can re-add it and jump into this conversation. That said -- every article would benefit from an image. It needn't necessarily be of Matilda, if it in some why illustrates her life - perhaps a portrait of her husband Henry or her son Otto, or a picture of the nunneries at either Quedlinburg or Nordhausen that she founded. Bottom line, illustration (whether contemporary of the subject and factual, or later and interpretative) is always better than no illustration. Pastordavid 15:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

date of birth 877 ?[edit]

877 is not plausible. M. would be 48a of age when giving birth to Bruno (925). She would die 91a old, when really born in 877.- I guess the cited 877 is based on a misprint. The previously used 895 seems me to be more realistic.Hanauma (talk) 14:20, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

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