ADELAIDE (ADELHEID) (St.) Empress. (Dec. 16) (10th cent.) A Burgundian princess, wife of Lothaire, King of Italy, and, after his death and much persecution patiently endured, married to Otho, Emperor of Germany. She was an able woman and, especially during her second widowhood and guardianship of her grandson, Otho III, rendered great services to Church and State, acting as the Peacemaker of Europe in that lawless age. It is said of St. Adelaide that ” she never forgot a kindness, nor ever remembered an injury.” In the end she retired to a monastery in Alsace, where she died A.D. 999.