Salome Küng

about 1623–
Switzerland

The Life Summary of Salome

Salome Küng was born about 1623, in Switzerland. She married Ludwig Flückiger on 26 March 1646, in Rohrbach, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ludwig Flückiger
1622–
Salome Küng
1623–
Marriage: 26 March 1646
Küngold Flückiger
1646–
Catharina Flückiger
1650–
Verena Flückiger
1650–1728
Hans Flückiger
1652–
Caspar Flückiger
1655–1730
Elisabeth Flückiger
1657–
Barbara Flückiger
1661–
Anna Flückiger
1663–
Lorenz Flückiger
1669–

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World Events (1)

1648
Age 25
All European peace treaty formally accepts Switzerland as an independent nation.

Name Meaning

form of an unrecorded Aramaic name, akin to the Hebrew word shalom ‘peace’. It was common at the time of Christ, and was borne by one of the women who were at his tomb and witnessed the Resurrection (Mark 16:1–8). This would normally have led to its common use as a Christian name, and it is indeed found as such in medieval times. However, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, it was also the name of King Herod's stepdaughter, the daughter of Queen Herodias. In the Bible, a daughter of Herodias, generally identified as this Salome, danced for Herod and so pleased him that he offered to give her anything she wanted. Prompted by her mother, she asked for (and got) the head of John the Baptist, who was in one of Herod's prisons (Mark 6:17–28). This story so gripped medieval imagination that the name Salome became more or less taboo until the end of the 19th century, when Oscar Wilde wrote a play about her and some unconventional souls began to choose the name for their daughters.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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