( or Amalia) Virgin, born Rodin, Flanders, 742; died Munster-Bilsen, 772. As a youth Charlemagne sought her in marriage, and attempted to abduct her, but was unable to move her from the altar where she had taken refuge. She became a Benedictine nun at Munster-Bilsen. She is especially revered in Belgium. Emblems: crown, sieve, geese, fish. Feast, 10 July.