THURINGIA, NOBILITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.            GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN. 1

A.       GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN (NORTHEIM) 1

B.       GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN.. 1

Chapter 2.            GRAFEN von GLEICHEN. 1

Chapter 3.            GRAFEN von GUDENSBERG. 1

Chapter 4.            GRAFEN von HENNEBERG. 1

Chapter 5.            GRAFEN von HONSTEIN. 1

Chapter 6.            GRAFEN von ORLAMÜNDE. 1

Chapter 7.            GRAFEN von SCHWARZBURG. 1

Chapter 8.            VÖGTE von WEIDA, PLAUEN und GERA (REUß) 1

A.       VÖGTE von WEIDA.. 1

B.       VÖGTE von PLAUEN.. 1

C.      VÖGTE von GERA.. 1

Chapter 9.            GRAFEN von WEIMAR. 1

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Thuringia was the border area which straddled the north-eastern part of the ancient German province of Franconia and the south-west of Saxony, and lay to the west of the eastern March which later developed into the margraviate of Meissen.  The background to the development of the territory is discussed in the Introduction to the companion document THURINGIA.  This document records the families of the principle nobles in Thuringia in the 11th to 13th centuries, the Grafen von Beichlingen, Gleichen, Henneberg, Honstein, Orlamünde, Schwarzburg and Weimar.  These are the principal families whose members subscribed charters in Thuringia during this timeframe. 

 

The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the arrival in Thuringia of the earliest recorded Grafen von Gleichen and Grafen von Schwarzburg in 1034[1], although the source does not state where they came from.  As far as the other families set out in this document in this document are concerned, the county of Weimar is the earliest recorded of these Thuringian counties, emerging in the late 10th century in the Visichgau.  The Grafen von Beichlingen, descended from the Northeim dukes of Bavaria, are first recorded in the early 12th century.  The Grafen von Henneberg were recorded as Burggrafen in Würzburg in the late 11th century.  The Grafen von Honstein are first recorded in the later 12th century, linked to the foundation of Ilefeld monastery.  The Grafen von Orlamünde were descended from a younger branch of the Grafen von Ballenstedt, who inherited the county of Weimar in the early 12th century. 

 

After the 16th century, Thuringia was controlled by the dukes of Saxony, the older branch of the Wettin family of the Markgrafen von Meissen which was deprived of the electorate of Saxony by the emperor in 1547.  It is interesting to note that many of the prominent Thuringian towns, which were associated with different branches of the ducal family and which became so familiar in the later history of central Europe (for example, Altenburg, Coburg, Eisenach, Gotha, Hildburghausen and Meiningen), cannot trace their origin to any of the original medieval counties in Thuringia. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN (NORTHEIM)

 

 

KUNO von Northeim, son of OTTO Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza of Swabia [Ezzonen] (-murdered 1103).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[2].  The Annales Stadenses name (in order) "Heinricum Crassum…Cononem comitem de Bichilinc…Sifridum de Bomeneburgh" as the three sons of Otto, specifying that Kuno was also killed[3]Graf von Beichlingen.  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record that "Couno comes Bichelingen" was killed in 1104[4]

m (after Nov 1086) as her second husband, KUNIGUNDE von Weimar heiress of Beichlingen, widow of IAROPOLK PIOTR Iziaslavich Prince of Vladimir in Volynia, daughter of OTTO Graf von Weimar, Markgraf von Meissen & his wife Adela de Louvain (-8 Jun 1140).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Odam, Cunigundam, Adelheidam" as the three daughters of Markgraf Otto & his wife, specifying that Kunigunde married firstly "regi Ruzorum", secondly "Cononi comiti de Bichlingge, filio ducis Ottonis de Northeim", and thirdly "Wipertus senior"[5].  She married thirdly (1110) as his second wife, Wiprecht [II] von Groitsch

Graf Kuno & his wife had four children: 

1.         MATHILDE von Beichlingen .  The Annalista Saxo records (but does not name, except for the fourth daughter) the four daughters of Kuno & his wife, one of whom (listed first) married "Heinricus comes de Suitfene"[6].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m HENDRIK Graaf van Zutphen, son of OTTO [II] "der Reiche" Graaf van Zutphen & his wife Judith --- (-after 9 Apr 1138). 

2.         LIUTGARD von Beichlingen .  The Annalista Saxo records (but does not name, except for the fourth daughter) the four daughters of Kuno & his wife, one of whom (listed second) married "Willehelmus comes de Licelenburh"[7].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Lutgardis" as wife of "comitem Guilelmum de Luscelenburg" but does not give her origin[8]m ([1105]) GUILLAUME Comte de Luxembourg, son of CONRAD [I] Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Clémence d'Aquitaine (-[17 Jun 1129/1131]). 

3.         ADELA von Beichlingen (-1123).  The Annalista Saxo records (but does not name, except for the fourth daughter) the four daughters of Kuno & his wife, the third of whom married firstly "Thiedericus comes de Katelenburch" and secondly "Helpricus comes de Ploceke"[9].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m firstly DIETRICH [III] Graf von Katlenburg, son of DIETRICH [II] Graf von Katlenburg [Stade] & his wife Gertrud von Braunschweig (-12 Aug 1106).  m secondly HILPERICH Graf von Plötzkau, son of DIETRICH Graf von Plötzkau & his wife Mathilde von Walbeck (-1118, bur Kakelingen).  He succeeded in 1112 as Markgraf der Nordmark.  

4.         KUNIGUNDE von Beichlingen .  The Annalista Saxo records (but does not name, except for the fourth daughter) the four daughters of Kuno & his wife, of whom Kunigunde (listed fourth) married firstly "Wiperto iuniori" and secondly "Thieppoldus marchio de Bawaria"[10]m firstly (1110) WIPRECHT [III] von Groitzsch, son of WIPRECHT [II] Graf von Groitzsch [later Markgraf von Meissen] & his first wife Judith of Bohemia (-27 Jan [1116], bur Pegau).  m secondly (after Mar 1127) as his second wife, DIEPOLD [III] Markgraf von Vohburg, son of DIEPOLD [II] von Giengen Markgraf im Nordgau & his wife Liutgarde von Zähringen (-8 Apr 1146). 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN

 

 

1.         FRIEDRICH [I] von Beichlingen (-killed 1159)Graf von Beichlingen.  "…Comes Fridericus de Bichelingen…" witnessed the charter dated 16 Jun 1147 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Ichtershausen convent by "matrona…Frideruna linea nobis sanguinis propinqua et filius eius Marcwardus de Grumbach vir nobilis"[11].  "…Frethericus de Bigalinga comes…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Mar 1148 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between the abbots of Disibodenberg and Geroda[12].  A charter dated 1149 records an agreement between Eberhard Bishop of Bamberg and "Bopponem filium comitis Perchtolfi de Blassenberg" concerning "castrum…Gichburg" obtained from "comitis Regenbodonis a relicta comitis Cunizza per manus Wolframi comitis de Wertheim et Friderici comitis de Bichelingen, qui prefate matrone ex cognatione paterna et materna foremundi erant", naming "[comes Boppo]…cum filio suo Heinrico, quem ei Cunizza ante divortium genuerat…frater eius Bertolfus", by charter dated 1149[13].  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record that "Fridericus comes de Bichelingin" was killed in 1159[14].  Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property, naming "Reinbod und Friedrich die Söhne des Grafen von Bichelingen (his avunculus)", by charter dated 18 Dec 1169[15]m HELEBURG von Gleichen, daughter of ERNST [I] Graf von Tonna & his wife ---.  Friedrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         REINBOTO von Beichlingen (-1182).  Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property, naming "Reinbod und Friedrich die Söhne des Grafen von Bichelingen (his avunculus)", by charter dated 18 Dec 1169[16]Graf von Beichlingen.  "…comes Reinboto de Bichelingen…" witnessed the charter dated 24 Feb [1174/75] under which Christian [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Kloster Lippoldsberg[17].  The Cronica S. Petri Erfordensis Moderna records the death in 1182 of "Reinboto comes de Bichelingen"[18]

b)         FRIEDRICH [II] von Beichlingen (-Dec 1189).  Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property, naming "Reinbod und Friedrich die Söhne des Grafen von Bichelingen (his avunculus)", by charter dated 18 Dec 1169[19]Graf von Beichlingen.  "…Fridericus comes de Bichelinge…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[20]m --- von Ballenstedt, daughter of ALBRECHT Graf von Ballenstedt & his wife Adelheid von Meissen.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

 

2.         FRIEDRICH [III] von Beichlingen (-1216)Graf von Beichlingen.  "…Comes Frithericus de Bichelinge…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[21]m ELISABETH von Henneberg, daughter of POPPO [VI] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Sophia von Andechs-Merano.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

 

3.         FRIEDRICH von Beichlingen (-after 1 Jul 1249).  Graf von Beichlingen.  "Guntherus de Kevernburg, Bertoldus filius eius, comes Albertus de Rabinswald, Henricus et Guntherus comites de Swarzburg, comes Fridericus de Bichilingen, comes Theodoricus de Hoinstein et Heinricus suus filius, comes Fridericus de Stolberg…" agreed a settlement of claims with Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen by charter dated 1 Jul 1249[22]

 

 

1.         GUNZELINGraf von Beichlingen.  "Gunzelinus et Ludewicus [Henricus] fratres…comites in Bichelingen" confirmed the property of Kloster Colleda by charter dated 27 Jun 1297[23]

2.         HEINRICH .  "Gunzelinus et Ludewicus [Henricus] fratres…comites in Bichelingen" confirmed the property of Kloster Colleda by charter dated 27 Jun 1297[24]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von GLEICHEN

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

1.         BISON von Gleichen (-after 1034).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "Bysone de Glychen et Gunthero de Kevernberg comitibus" came to Thuringia at the same time as "Ludwicum dictum Cum-barba" in 1034[25]

 

 

1.         ERWIN [I] (-1116 or after).  Graf in Thuringia.  Monk at Reinhardsbrun 1116.  m HELEBURG, daughter of --- (-after 1133, bur Volkenrode).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "comes Erwinus de Glichen infirmitate cum uxore sua Heleburga" donated property to Reinhardsbrunn in 1116[26].  She founded Kloster Volkenrode in 1130.  Graf Erwin [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         ERNST [I] (-29 Dec 1151).  Graf von Tonna 1110.  Graf in Thuringia 1114.  Vogt von Erfurt 1120.  "…Comes Ernustus et frater eius Lambertus…" witnessed a charter dated 7 Jul 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the property of Kloster Jechaburg[27].  Vogt von St Peter, Erfurt 1134.  "…Ernest comes…" witnessed the charter dated 1132, after 13 Sep, under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in pago…Weitereibia…in comitatu Sigefridi comitis de Nuringes" to Mainz cathedral[28].  "…Ernest comes de Dunnaha…" witnessed the charter dated 1137 (after 13 Sep) under which Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation to the church at Königsbreitungen[29].  "…Comites…Ernestus et frater eius Lambertus…" witnessed a charter dated 25 Jul 1139 under which Adalbert [II] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed his predecessor's grants to Kloster Jechaburg[30].  "…Comes Ernustus…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1141 under which Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Blasius at Northeim by "Sigefridi comitis"[31].  Vogt von Kloster Gerode 1142.  Graf von Harburg.  "…Ernest comes de Dunnaha…" witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Disibodenberg "per manum comitis Simsonis advocati ecclesie sancti Disibodi"[32].  "Comites: Ernestus de Thunnaha…" witnessed the charter dated 5 Jul 1144 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz granted rights to Capelle Lauchroeden[33].  "Comites: Ernest de Tunnaha…" witnessed the charter dated 23 Jul 1144 under which "Henricus dux Saxonie" confirmed the privileges of Kloster Bursfeld[34].  "…Comes Ernustus…" witnessed the charter dated 16 Jun 1147 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Ichtershausen convent by "matrona…Frideruna linea nobis sanguinis propinqua et filius eius Marcwardus de Grumbach vir nobilis"[35].  The Chronicon Laureshamense names "Ludwicus provinciales comes…Lambertus, comes, Ernustus comes…" as lay witnesses to a document dated "1147 III Kal Feb"[36], the inclusion of "Ludwicus provinciales comes" indicating a connection with Thuringia.  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death "1152 IV Kal Ian" of "Ernest comes de Thuringia"[37]m ---.  The name of Ernst's wife is not known.  Graf Ernst [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ERWIN [II] (-7 Sep 1192, bur Erfurt Peterskloster)Graf von Gleichen 1162. 

-         see below

ii)         ERNST [II] (-beheaded 1170).  "…Erwinus comes et frater eius Ernestus…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the privileges of Ichtershausen convent[38].  Graf von Harburg.  Vogt von Gerode.  He founded Kloster Reifenstein in 1162.  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "Ernestus comes" was kept in chains by "Ludewico comite [de Thuringia]" and later beheaded[39]m GUDA, daughter of ---.  1152/1191.  Graf Ernst [II] & his wife had [two or more] children: 

(a)       daughters .  1162/1191. 

iii)        HELEBURG .  1188.  m FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Beichlingen, son of --- (-killed 1159). 

b)         LAMBERT [I] (-Erfurt 13 Oct 1149, bur Volkenrode).  "…Comes Ernustus et frater eius Lambertus…" witnessed a charter dated 7 Jul 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the property of Kloster Jechaburg[40]Graf von Tonna 1134.  "Lampertus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Lippoldsberg[41].  "…Comites…Ernestus et frater eius Lambertus…" witnessed a charter dated 25 Jul 1139 under which Adalbert [II] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed his predecessor's grants to Kloster Jechaburg[42].  Graf von Berg 1147.  The Chronicon Laureshamense names "Ludwicus provinciales comes…Lambertus, comes, Ernustus comes…" as lay witnesses to a document dated "1147 III Kal Feb"[43], the inclusion of "Ludwicus provinciales comes" indicating a connection with Thuringia.  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death "in Folkolderoude III Non Apr" in 1149 of "Bruningus monachus", recording also the death of "frater eius Lampertus comes…in Erlesfurt V Non Oct", the second year after his return from Jerusalem and his burial "in Folcolderode" (although it is unclear from the context whether the last two pieces of information relate to Bruning or his brother)[44].  Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of property by "comes Lambertus senior quondam privignam suam…Adelhedim" by charter dated 1151, which also refers to "filio suo Lamberto et…duabus filiabus suis" and clarifies that "comes Lambertus senior" died before the date of the charter[45]m as her second husband, MECHTILD, widow of [--- von Ahr], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified, although the fact that she was a widow when she married Graf Lambert [I] is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 quoted above which names his stepdaughter Adelheid.  1146.  Graf Lambert [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          LAMBERT [II] .  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of property by "comes Lambertus senior quondam privignam suam…Adelhedim", which also refers to "filio suo Lamberto et…duabus filiabus suis"[46]

ii)         daughter .  Her existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of property by "comes Lambertus senior quondam privignam suam…Adelhedim", which also refers to "filio suo Lamberto et…duabus filiabus suis"[47]

iii)        MECHTILD (-[1200]).  Her existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of property by "comes Lambertus senior quondam privignam suam…Adelhedim", which also refers to "filio suo Lamberto et…duabus filiabus suis"[48].  The primary source which confirms her name and her marriage has not yet been identified.  m BURCHARD [III] von Querfurt Burggraf von Magdeburg, son of BURCHARD [II] von Querfurt Burggraf von Magdeburg & his wife --- (-after 4 Oct 1177). 

c)         BRUNO [Bruning] (-Volkenrode 5 Apr 1149, bur Volkenrode).  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death "in Folkolderoude III Non Apr" in 1149 of "Bruningus monachus", recording also the death of "frater eius Lampertus comes…in Erlesfurt V Non Oct", the second year after his return from Jerusalem and his burial "in Folcolderode" (although it is unclear from the context whether the last two pieces of information relate to Bruning or his brother)[49].  Canon at Hildesheim cathedral.  Monk at Volkenrode. 

d)         BEATRIX (-1120).  The Annales Pegavienses record the death in 1120 of "Beatrix relicta Poponis de Henninberch"[50]m POPPO [II] Graf von Henneberg, son of POPPO [I] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Hildegard von Thüringen (-20/21 Aug 1118).  1118. 

 

 

ERWIN [II] von Gleichen, son of ERNST [I] Graf von Tonna und Harburg & his wife --- (-7 Sep 1192, bur Erfurt Peterskloster)Graf von Gleichen.  "…Erwinus comes et frater eius Ernestus…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the privileges of Ichtershausen convent[51].  "…Erwinus comes de Glichem…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[52]

m --- (-before 11 Nov 1192, bur Erfurt Peterskloster).  The name of Erwin's wife is not known. 

Graf Erwin [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         LAMBERT [III] (-14 Sep 1227).  Graf von Erfurt 1191.  Vogt of St Peter Erfurt and of Erfurt 1193.  Graf von Gleichen 1195.  "…comes Lampertus et frater eius Ernestus…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1195 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed rights of Kloster Georgenthal[53].  "…Lampertus comes de Glichen…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1196 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Ichtershausen before leaving for the Holy Land[54]m SOPHIE von Orlamünde, daughter of SIEGFRIED [III] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Sophie of Denmark (-3 Sep 1244).  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death "1244 III Non Sep" of "Sophia comitissa mater comitis Heinrici"[55].  Graf Lambert [II] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ERNST [IV] (-Stolp 1277 before 16 May, bur Stolp Kloster)Graf von Gleichen in Gleichen und Tonna.  "Ernustus de Glichin et Heinricus de Glichenstein fratres comites", with the consent of "avunculi nostri com. Hermanni de Orlamunde", issued a charter dated 2 Aug 1246 relating to a land dispute[56]m firstly INGEBORG Pedersdotter, daughter of PETER Strangesen [Ulfeldt] Herr von Kalundborg & his wife Ingeborg Esbjernsdatter [Hvide].  m secondly ([1252]) as her first husband, MARGARETA Olufsdotter, daughter of OLUF Glug & his wife Margareta --- (-after 1266).  She married secondly Token ---. 

-        GRAFEN von GLEICHEN[57]

b)         ADALBERT (-killed in battle Biederitz 10/11 May 1238).  Canon, Provost of [St Nicolai] 1235.  Provost at Magdeburg cathedral 1236. 

c)         HEINRICH [I] (-20 Jan 1257, bur Erfurt Peterskloster).  Vogt von Erfurt 1234.  Graf von Gleichenstein 1246.  "Ernustus de Glichin et Heinricus de Glichenstein fratres comites", with the consent of "avunculi nostri com. Hermanni de Orlamunde", issued a charter dated 2 Aug 1246 relating to a land dispute[58]m MECHTILD von Schwerin, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Schwerin & his wife Margareta von Schlawe (-after 1 Jun 1263). 

-        GRAFEN von GLEICHENSTEIN[59]

d)         HERMANN (-[18 Oct 1288/4 Feb 1289], bur Kammin).  Provost of St Cyriani, Brunswick 1242/1249.  Elected Bishop of Hildesheim 1247, resigned 1249.  Elected Bishop of Kammin 1251, installed 1254. 

e)         LAMBERT (-12 Jun 1305).  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1248/1303.  Provost of Neumünster 1258.  Archdeacon at Würzburg 1293. 

f)          ADELA (-before 1266)m LUDWIG [I] Graf von Everstein, son of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his first wife --- (-15 Sep 1284). 

g)         SOPHIE (-before 14 Dec 1267). 

2.         ERNST [III] (-1228 or after).  "…comes Lampertus et frater eius Ernestus…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1195 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed rights of Kloster Georgenthal[60]Graf von Gleichen 1196.  Graf von Velseck 1200.  Vogt von Kloster Reiffenstein 1201.  m BERTHA von Lohra, daughter of BERENGER [II] Graf von Stein und Lohra & his wife Bertha von Ammensleben.  1200/after 1211.  Ernst [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         [ERNST .]  m ---.  The name of Ernst´s wife is not known.  Ernst & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH .  Graf von Gleichenstein.  "Henricus…comes de Glichenstein" confirmed the donation of "villas Carmenrode, Husen, Bartolff et Litenrode" to Reiffenstein monastery made by "Ernestus comes de Glichen progenitor noster…comes de Schartfelt avunculus noster" by charter dated 1 Aug 1253[61]

b)         daughters .  1209. 

c)         ADELA (-before 19 Oct 1224).  m BURKHARD Graf von Scharzfeld (-22 Feb [1223/24]). 

3.         daughter .  m (before 11 Nov 1192) POPPO von Wasungen (-[1198]). 

4.         daughter m (before 11 Nov 1192) DIETRICH [II] Graf von Berka, son of DIETRICH [I] Graf von Berka & his wife ---.  1192/1225. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN von GUDENSBERG

 

 

1.         GISO [IV] von Gudensberg (-12 Mar 1122)m ([1096/99]) KUNIGUNDE von Bilstein, daughter of RUGGER [II] Graf von Bilstein & his wife --- von Gudensberg (-[1130/38]).  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation of property "apud Brubach" [Braubach] by "comitissa quedam Cunigunda…de Bilistein que fuerat uxor Gisonis comitis" to Kloster Siegburg, before her burial there, and the later confirmation by "domnus Ludewicus comes de Thuringia cum uxore sua, filia predicte Cunigunde", by charter dated to [1137/40], witnessed by "…Arnoldus senior de Bilistein…"[62].  Giso & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEDWIG von Gudensberg (-1148, bur Reinhardsbrunn).  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Hadewigam comitissam Gise viduam" as the wife of [Ludwig][63], one way of interpreting the whole passage being that she was the widow of Ludwig's brother Heinrich although this seems unlikely to be correct.  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the marriage of "Ludewicus primus langgravius" and "Hedwigim" without giving her origin[64], although it is interesting to note that this text follows the passage which records the death of Ludwig's brother Heinrich.  The true family origin of the wife of Landgraf Ludwig is confirmed by the charter dated to [1137/40] under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation of property "apud Brubach" [Braubach] to Kloster Siegburg by her mother "comitissa quedam Cunigunda…de Bilistein que fuerat uxor Gisonis comitis" and the later confirmation by "domnus Ludewicus comes de Thuringia cum uxore sua, filia predicte Cunigunde"[65].  The primary source which confirms her father´s family as "von Gudensberg" has not yet been identified.  It is not known whether the Chronicon Gozecense is correct in stating that Ludwig was Hedwig´s second husband, even if it identifies him incorrectly, but if so no separate indication of his identity has yet been found.  Hedwig was heiress of a large part of Hessen.  The Annales Pegavienses record the death in 1148 of "Hedewic relicta Loudewicis provincialis comitis"[66].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the death in 1148 of "Hedewig relicta primi lantgravii" and her burial at Reinhardsbrunn[67]m LUDWIG Landgraf of Thuringia, son of LUDWIG "der Salier/der Springer" Graf in Thuringia & his wife Adelheid von Stade ([1090]-13 Jan 1140, bur Reinhardsbrunn). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    GRAFEN von HENNEBERG

 

 

 

1.         GOTEBOLD [I] (-18 Apr [1091/94]).  Burggraf von Würzburg 1091. 

2.         POPPO [I] (-killed in battle near Melrichstadt 7 Aug 1078)Graf von Hennebergm as her first husband, HILDEGARD, daughter of LUDWIG "Cum-barba" Graf in Thuringia & his wife Cäcilie von Sangerhausen (-bur Goseck).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Hildegardis…Uta…Adelheidis" as the three daughters of "Ludewicus Cum-barba" & his wife, specifying that Hildegard married firstly "Bopponi comiti de Hennenberc" and secondly "Timoni de Nordeke"[68].  She married secondly Thiemo von Nordeck.  Graf Poppo [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         POPPO [II] (-20/21 Aug 1118).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Goteboldum" as the sons of "Bopponi comiti de Hennenberc" & his wife[69].  "Bobbo comes de Heinnenberc" donated property "in Salzungen" to Fulda by charter dated 1116[70].  The Annales Pegavienses record the death in 1118 of "Boppo de Henninberch"[71]m BEATRIX, daughter of ERWIN [I] Graf [von Tonna] & his wife Heleburg --- (-1120).  The Annales Pegavienses record the death in 1120 of "Beatrix relicta Poponis de Henninberch"[72].  Graf Poppo [II] & his wife had four children: 

i)          POPPO [III] (-1156 or after).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem de Irmenoldishausen, Ludewicum de Vrankenstein, Goteboldum de Wasungen" as the three sons of "Boppo iunior"[73]"...Henricum de Katzinelinbogen, Bobbonem de Hennenberch, Adelbertum de Lewinstein: comites omnes…" witnessed the charter dated 1147 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein[74].  “Boppo comes de Hennenberg et frater eius Bertoldus, Comes Bertoldus de Lewinstein...” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which Konrad Bishop of Worms confirmed an exchange of property with Kloster Schönau[75]m ---.  The name of Poppo's wife is not known.  Graf Poppo [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       HEINRICH (-1165 or after). 

(b)       POPPO [V] (-1199 or after).  m IRMGARD, daughter of ---.  Graf Poppo [V] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       HEINRICH von Sternburg (-killed in battle Meiningen 6 Dec 1228). 

-         von STERNBURG[76]

(c)       GOTEBOLD [IV] (-1186 or after). 

ii)         BERTHOLD (-after 1152).  “Boppo comes de Hennenberg et frater eius Bertoldus, Comes Bertoldus de Lewinstein...” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which Konrad Bishop of Worms confirmed an exchange of property with Kloster Schönau[77]

iii)        LUDWIG [I] (-1164 or after).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem de Irmenoldishausen, Ludewicum de Vrankenstein, Goteboldum de Wasungen" as the three sons of "Boppo iunior"[78]

-         HERREN von FRANKENSTEIN[79]

iv)       GOTEBOLD [II] (-1164 or after).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem de Irmenoldishausen, Ludewicum de Vrankenstein, Goteboldum de Wasungen" as the three sons of "Boppo iunior"[80]

b)         GOTEBOLD [II] (-6 Feb 1144).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Goteboldum" as the sons of "Bopponi comiti de Hennenberc" & his wife[81]Graf von Henneberg 1096. 

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3.         BILIS (-13 Dec 1076).  Canon at Würzburg 1057. 

 

 

GOTEBOLD [II] von Henneberg, son of POPPO [I] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Hildegard [von Thüringen] (-6 Feb 1144).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Goteboldum" as the sons of "Bopponi comiti de Hennenberc" & his wife[82].  Burggraf von Würzburg 1094.  Graf von Henneberg 1096.  He founded Kloster Vessra in [1130/35].  "…Godeboltus comes de Henneberg…" witnessed the charter dated 1137 (after 13 Sep) under which Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation to the church at Königsbreitungen[83].  "…Comites…Godeboldus de Henneberg et filii eius Poppo et Bertoldus…" witnessed a charter dated 25 Jul 1139 under which Adalbert [II] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed his predecessor's grants to Kloster Jechaburg[84]

m LIUTGARD von Hohenberg, daughter of BERTHOLD Graf von Hohenberg (bei Durlach) & his wife Liutgard --- (-1135 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

Graf Gotebold [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         POPPO [IV] (-1 Sep 1156, bur Kloster Vessra).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Bertoldum comites, Gebehardum Wirzeburgensem Guntherum Spirensem episcopus" as the four sons of "Goteboldus"[85].  "…Comites…Godeboldus de Henneberg et filii eius Poppo et Bertoldus…" witnessed a charter dated 25 Jul 1139 under which Adalbert [II] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed his predecessor's grants to Kloster Jechaburg[86].  Burggraf von Würzburg 1144.  The Chronicon Laureshamense names "Ludwicus provinciales comes…Bobbo comes et frater eius Bertholdus…" as lay witnesses to a document dated "1147 III Kal Feb"[87], the inclusion of "Ludwicus provinciales comes" indicating a connection with Thuringia.  m IRMGARD von Stade, daughter of LOTHAR UDO IV Graf von Stade [LOTHAR UDO III Markgraf der Nordmark] & his wife Irmgard von Plötzkau.  The Annalista Saxo records "Heinricum marchionem et duas filias" as the children of Lothar-Udo & his wife[88].  The Annales Stadenses names "Poppo de Hinneberche" as husband of the daughter of "marchio Udo [et] Ermengarda" but does not name her[89].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

2.         BERTHOLD [I] (-18 Oct 1159).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Bertoldum comites, Gebehardum Wirzeburgensem Guntherum Spirensem episcopus" as the four sons of "Goteboldus"[90].  "…Comites…Godeboldus de Henneberg et filii eius Poppo et Bertoldus…" witnessed a charter dated 25 Jul 1139 under which Adalbert [II] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed his predecessor's grants to Kloster Jechaburg[91].  The Chronicon Laureshamense names "Ludwicus provinciales comes…Bobbo comes et frater eius Bertholdus…" as lay witnesses to a document dated "1147 III Kal Feb"[92], the inclusion of "Ludwicus provinciales comes" indicating a connection with Thuringia.  Graf von Henneberg 1151.  Burggraf von Würzburg 1156.  m BERTHA von Putelendorf, daughter of FRIEDRICH [IV] von Putelendorf Pfalzgraf von Sachsen & his wife Agnes van Limburg (-after 1182, bur Trostadt).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Graf Berthold [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         POPPO [VI] (-Morgato, Syria 14 Jun [1190]).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "Bopponem" as son of "Bertoldus comes", specifying that he died "in Terra Sancta"[93].  Burggraf von Würzburg 1164.  Graf von Henneberg 1182. 

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b)         LIUTGARD (-22 Nov 1220, bur Klosterkirche Trostadt).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the wife of "Albertum palatinum [filium Friderici palatine de Somersgenburg]" as "filiam Popponis de Hinnenberch" but does not name her[94].  After her husband's death, she was harassed by Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and sold her husband's inheritance in the eastern foreland of the Harz mountains to the archbishopric of Magdeburg[95]m (Meiningen 1154) ADALBERT von Sommerschenberg, son of FRIEDRICH [II] Pfalzgraf von Sommerschenberg & his wife Liutgard von Stade (-[15 Jan/17 Mar] 1179). 

c)         IRMGARD (-15 Jul 1197, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m ([1159]) as his second wife, KONRAD Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, son of FRIEDRICH II Duke of Swabia [Staufen] & his second wife Agnes von Saarbrücken ([1134/36]-8 Nov 1195, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg). 

3.         GEBHARD (-17 Mar 1159).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Bertoldum comites, Gebehardum Wirzeburgensem Guntherum Spirensem episcopus" as the four sons of "Goteboldus"[96].  Provost of Stift Haug, until 1150.  Bishop of Würzburg 1150. 

4.         GÜNTHER (-16 Aug 1161, bur Maulbronn).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Bopponem et Bertoldum comites, Gebehardum Wirzeburgensem Guntherum Spirensem episcopus" as the four sons of "Goteboldus"[97].  Provost of Stift Haug 1137.  Bishop of Speyer 1146. 

5.         HILDEGARD (-24 Feb ----, bur Kloster Lorsch).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   The necrology of Lorsch records the death "VI Kal Feb" of "Hildegardis comitissa de Kazzenelenbogen"[98]m HEINRICH [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of HEINRICH [I] von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Luccarde von Heimbach.  1124/60. 

 

 

POPPO [VI] von Henneberg, son of BERTHOLD [I] Graf von Henneberg Burggraf von Würzburg & his wife Bertha von Putelendorf (-Morgato, Syria 14 Jun [1190]).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "Bopponem" as son of "Bertoldus comes", specifying that he died "in Terra Sancta"[99].  Burggraf von Würzburg 1164.  Graf von Henneberg 1182. 

m (before 1182) SOPHIE von Andechs-Merano, daughter of BERTHOLD II Graf von Andechs, Marchese di Istria & his first wife Hedwig von Wittelsbach (-[2 Jan 1218]).  The De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses lists (in order) "Poppo summus prepositus Babenberch, Mathildis marchionissa de Hohenburch, Kunigundis comitissa de Eberstein, Sophia comitissa de Hennenberch, Berhtoldus dux et marchio…"[100], increasing the probability that all were children of "Berhtoldus marchio".  The necrology of Diessen records the death "IV Non Jan" of "Sophia com"[101]

Graf Poppo [VI] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         HEINRICH (-1208).  Teutonic Knight. 

2.         OTTO [I] (-[1244], bur Kloster Frauenrod)Graf von Henneberg zu Botenlauben.  "Otto comes de Hennemberc" donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris et filii", by charter dated 30 May 1220 at Acre[102].  He founded Kloster Frauenrod in 1231[103]m (before 1 Oct 1208) as her second husband, BEATRICE de Courtenay, widow of GUILLAUME de Lusignan Seigneur de Valence, daughter of JOSCELIN [III] Count of Edessa & his wife Agnes de Milly ([1176]-after 1245, bur Kloster Frauenrod).  The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Biatris et Annés" as the two daughters of "dou conte Jocelin" & his wife, specifying that Beatrix married "un conte aleman maugré le rei Heymeri" and died without heirs[104].  "Otto comes (de Henneberg)" donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Acre, with the consent of "uxoris Beatricis, filiæ quondam comitis Joscelini", by charter dated Sep 1208[105].  Emperor Friedrich II confirmed rights of the Teutonic Knights in property donated by "Ottone comite de Ennenberch, Beatrice uxore et Ottone filio" by charter dated Jul 1226[106].  Graf Otto [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH .  Canon at Haug, Würzburg 1235. 

b)         OTTO [II] (-after 1 Feb 1248).  Emperor Friedrich II confirmed rights of the Teutonic Knights in property donated by "Ottone comite de Ennenberch, Beatrice uxore et Ottone filio" by charter dated Jul 1226[107].  Graf von Hildenburg.  He sold the Herrschaften Hildenburg and Lichtenburg in 1230 and the Herrschaft Botenlauben in 1234 to the bishopric of Würzburg[108].  Teutonic Knight 1231.  Monk at Kloster Frauenrod 1247.  m ADELHEID von Hildenburg, daughter of ADALBERT [III] Graf von Hildenburg Vogt von Rohr (-1250 or after).  Nun at St Markus, Würzburg 1231.  Graf Otto [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADALBERT von Hildenburg (-after 1251).  Canon at Würzburg 1234.  Teutonic Knight 1247.  Komtur at Koblenz 1251. 

3.         BERTHOLD [II] (-[1212], bur Vessra),  Burggraf von Würzburg.  Graf von Henneberg.  "…Bertholdus comes de Henneberc…" witnessed the charter dated 15 Nov 1199 under which "Hermannus…lantgravius et Saxonie comes palatinus" confirmed the donation by "familia nostra matrona quedam de Vargla, Hedewiga, vidua Cunimundi" to Kloster Ichtershausen[109]m ---.  The name of Berthold's wife is not known.  Graf Berthold [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERTHOLD [III] (-[before 1220]).  Graf von Henneberg. 

4.         POPPO [VII] (-21 Aug 1245, bur Vessra).  Burggraf von Würzburg.  Graf von Henneberg

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5.         KONRAD (-after 1196).  Archdeacon at Würzburg 1189. 

6.         ELISABETH m FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Beichlingen, son of --- (-1216). 

 

 

POPPO [VII] von Henneberg, son of POPPO [VI] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Sophie von Andechs-Merano (-21 Aug 1245, bur Vessra).  Burggraf von Würzburg.  Graf von Henneberg.  Vogt von Kloster Bildhausen.  "Henricus…Thuringie lanthgravius Saxonie comes palatinus…" settled a dispute between Hermann Bishop of Würzburg and "comitem Bopponem de Hennenberch et filios suos Henricum et Hermannum" by charter dated 8 May 1240[110]

m firstly ELISABETH [von Wildburg], daughter of --- (-[1220]). 

m secondly (Leipzig 3 Jan 1223) as her second husband, JUTTA von Thüringen, widow of DIETRICH von Meissen Herr zu Weissenfels, daughter of HERMANN I Landgraf of Thuringia & his first wife Sophie --- ([1183]-Schleusingen 6 Jul 1235).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Iuditam" as the daughter of "Hermannus tunc comes palatinus Saxonie, postmodem etiam comes provincialis Thuringie" and his wife Sophie, naming her husband "Tiderici marchionis Misnensis et Orientalis, filii Othonis marchionis"[111].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the first marriage of "filia prima Iutta" and "Theoderici marchioni Misnensi" and her second marriage to "Bopponem comitem de Hennenberg patruum comitis Bertoldi de Henneberg" as well as her son by her second marriage "Hermannum comitem de Hennenberg" who was father of "Bopponem iuniorem de Hennenberg et Bertoldum episcopum"[112], although "Hermannum" appears to be an error for "Popponem". 

Poppo [VII] & his first wife had five children: 

1.         LUITGARD (-14 Jun 1267, bur Doberan)m (1229) JOHANN [I] von Mecklenburg-Güstrow, son of HEINRICH BORWIN II Herr von Mecklenburg zu Rostock & his wife Christine of Sweden (-1 Aug 1264).  Herr von Rostock 1230.  Fürst von Mecklenburg 1232. 

2.         ADELHEID (-before 1259)m firstly LOUIS de Looz Graf von Rieneck, son of GERARD [III] de Looz Graf von Rieneck & his wife Kunigunde von Zimmern (-before 11 Aug 1236).  m secondly HEINRICH [II] Graf von Stolberg, son of HEINRICH [I] von Vockstedt Graf von Stolberg & his wife --- (-after 20 May 1272). 

3.         BERTHA m FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Castell, son of RUPRECHT [II] Graf von Castell & his wife Hedwig --- (-after 1251). 

4.         ANNA m ULRICH [I] Graf von Helfenstein, son of ---. 

5.         HEINRICH [I] (-9 Apr 1262).  "Henricus…Thuringie lanthgravius Saxonie comes palatinus…" settled a dispute between Hermann Bishop of Würzburg and "comitem Bopponem de Hennenberch et filios suos Henricum et Hermannum" by charter dated 8 May 1240[113]Graf von Henneberg

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Poppo [VII] & his second wife had [five] children: 

6.         HERMANN [I] (-Aschach 18 Dec 1290, bur Kloster Frauenrod).  "Henricus…Thuringie lanthgravius Saxonie comes palatinus…" settled a dispute between Hermann Bishop of Würzburg and "comitem Bopponem de Hennenberch et filios suos Henricum et Hermannum" by charter dated 8 May 1240[114]Graf von Henneberg.  "Hermannus…comes de Hennenberc" granted privileges to the church of Vessra by charter dated 1259[115].  "Henricus et Hermannus comites de Hennenberg" made an alliance with Iring Bishop of Würzburg against Schweinfurt by charter dated 6 Feb 1259[116].  "Hermannus…comes de Henninberg" granted Schloß Dornberg to "Ditero…comiti de Katzenelnbogen, Margarete comitisse uxori sue" by charter dated 22 Sep 1270[117].  "Hermannus comes de Hayneburg...Boppone", on his behalf and on behalf of “Boppone filio nostro...Othone marchione Brandenburgensi et Jutta filia nostra eiusdem marchionis uxore”, the hereditary rights of “domina Margareta quondam uxor nostra materque dictorum Bopponis et Jutte” in “comitatu Hollandie” to “domino Johanni de Avesnis comiti Hannonie” by charter dated Aug 1281[118]m MARGARETA of Holland, daughter of FLORIS IV Count of Holland & his wife Mathilde de Brabant (-26 Mar 1277, bur Kloster Losduinen).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Willelmum regem Romanorum et Florentium et Aleydem comitissam Hanonie et Margaretam comitissam de Hinneberga" as children of "Florentius comes Hollandie" & his wife Mathilde[119].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Wilhelmum Romanorum regem, Florencium presidem, Adelheidim Hannonie, et Machtildim Hennenbergie comitissas" as children of Count Floris IV & his wife, "Machtildim" presumably being an error for "Margaretam"[120].  "Wilhelmus…Romanorum rex" granted property to "comiti Hermanno de Henneberg…sororio nostro Margaretam…sororem nostram" on their marriage by charter dated 12 Jul 1249[121].  Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records the death "ipso die parasceve" in 1276 of "Margreta de Hennenbergh comitissa, soror regis Wilhelmi peperit filios et filias 364…sepulta in Lausdunis"[122].  Hermann [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HERMANN (-24 Oct 1250, bur Losduinen).  Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records that "comitisse Margarete et Hermanni comitis primogenitus" died in 1250 and was buried "in Lausdunis", his epitaph reading "hic iacet Hermannus…puer…qui obiit anno 1250 IX Kal Nov"[123]

b)         POPPO [VIII] (-4 Feb 1291, bur Kloster Vessra).  "Hermannus comes de Hayneburg...Boppone", on his behalf and on behalf of “Boppone filio nostro...Othone marchione Brandenburgensi et Jutta filia nostra eiusdem marchionis uxore”, the hereditary rights of “domina Margareta quondam uxor nostra materque dictorum Bopponis et Jutte” in “comitatu Hollandie” to “domino Johanni de Avesnis comiti Hannonie” by charter dated Aug 1281[124]Graf von Hennebergm (Landshut 8 Nov 1277) SOPHIE von Niederbayern, daughter of  HEINRICH I Duke of Lower Bavaria & his wife Elisabeth of Hungary ([1264]-4 Feb 1282, bur Kloster Vessra).  The Notæ Altahenses record the marriages "1277 VI Id Nov" of "filias Heinrici ducis Bavariæ Caterinam et Sophiam" with "Fridericus marchio de Lantsperch et Boppo filius comitis de Henneberch"[125].  The necrology of Aldersbach records the death "IX Kal Mai" of "Sophiæ coma de Heneberg, filiæ Heinrici ducis Bavariæ"[126]

c)         JUTTA (-before 13 Sep 1295).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" and "Gittam filiam comitis de Hennenberg"[127].  Her parentage is more precisely indicated by the charter dated 1277 under which "Jutta...marchionissa Brandenburgensis" confirmed the donation to Rijnsburg abbey made by “matris nostre...comitisse de Hennenberg felicis memorie[128], linking her mother with the family of the counts of Holland.  "Hermannus comes de Hayneburg...Boppone", on his behalf and on behalf of “Boppone filio nostro...Othone marchione Brandenburgensi et Jutta filia nostra eiusdem marchionis uxore”, the hereditary rights of “domina Margareta quondam uxor nostra materque dictorum Bopponis et Jutte” in “comitatu Hollandie” to “domino Johanni de Avesnis comiti Hannonie” by charter dated Aug 1281[129].  She was heiress of Coburg and Schmalkalden in 1291[130].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Ottonis et Jutte uxoris eius" among donors to the monastery[131]m OTTO [V] "der Lange" von Brandenburg, son of ([1245/53]-[23/24] Aug 1298, bur Kloster Lehnin). 

7.         KUNIGUNDE (-1257).  "Albertus dictus de Hoenloch" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, for the soul of "nostre coniugis Cunegundis iam defuncte", by charter dated 1258 "in primo anniversario nostre…uxoris"[132].  Her parentage is confirmed by the history written by Michael de Leone, canon at Würzburg, which records a battle 8 Aug 1266 between "Alberti de Hohenloch" and "Hermanni comitis de Hennenberg…cum sororium suum Henricum comitem in Kastel" resulting from a dispute in the court of the bishop of Würzburg over the dowry of "conthoralis ipsius de Hohenloch, germane…eiusdem de Hennenberg tunc mortue"[133]m as his first wife, ALBRECHT von Hohenlohe, son of GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe & his wife Richeza [von Bochsburg] (-[1269/71]). 

8.         BERTHOLD (-1312).  Bishop of Würzburg 1267-1274. 

9.         MARGARETAm KONRAD [I] Graf von Wildberg, son of ---. 

10.      [--- von Henneberg .  The charter dated 13 Apr 1287, under which "Henricus comes de Kastelle et C. de Tekke" settled disputes with "Hermannum, Henricum fratres necnon Bertoldum comites de Hennenberg avunculos nostros"[134], indicates that the wife of Konrad von Hohenlohe was related to the Grafen von Henneberg.  The word "avunculos" suggests that the brothers were the maternal uncles of the issuers of the charter.  However, from a chronological point of view, this is unsatisfactory: the marriage date of Konrad von Teck [Hohenlohe], son of Konrad von Hohenlohe, suggests that he was born in [1245/60].  This would place the birth of his mother in [1225/45], indicating that she was of the same generation as the Henneberg brothers.  It is therefore likely that "avunculos" in the 1287 document should be interpreted as meaning "older first cousins".  If this is correct, the mother of Konrad von Teck was probably the paternal aunt of the Henneberg brothers, and a sister (more likely half-sister, given the chronology) of Bertha von Henneberg who was the mother of Heinrich Graf von Castell, the other issuer of the 1287 charter.  m KONRAD von Hohenlohe, son of KONRAD von Hohenlohe Conte di Molise & his wife Petrissa von Büdingen (-after 1251).] 

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Henneberg, son of POPPO [VII] Graf von Henneberg & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-9 Apr 1262).  "Henricus…Thuringie lanthgravius Saxonie comes palatinus…" settled a dispute between Hermann Bishop of Würzburg and "comitem Bopponem de Hennenberch et filios suos Henricum et Hermannum" by charter dated 8 May 1240[135]Graf von Henneberg.  "Henricus et Hermannus comites de Hennenberg" made an alliance with Iring Bishop of Würzburg against Schweinfurt by charter dated 6 Feb 1259[136].  "H[enricus] de Hennenberg…manu Sophie comitisse nostre coniugis" donated mills at Bischofrode to the church of Vessra by charter dated 30 Mar 1262[137]

m SOPHIE von Meissen, daughter of DIETRICH von Meissen Herr zu Weissenfels & his wife Jutta von Thüringen (-17 Mar 1280).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "filiam Hethwigem et filius Othonem…Sophiam et Conradum filium…et tercium Tidericum" as children of "Tidericus comes, filius Othonis marchionis" & his wife[138].  "H[enricus] de Hennenberg…manu Sophie comitisse nostre coniugis" donated mills at Bischofrode to the church of Vessra by charter dated 30 Mar 1262[139]

Heinrich [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         HERMANN [II] (-1292).  "Bertoldus comes in Henninberc" granted "Slusungen castrum cum civitate…in dotem propter nuptias" to "uxori nostre Sophie comitisse", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Hermanni et Heinrici", and returned property to "comites de Swarzburc", by charter dated 7 Mar 1268[140]Graf von Henneberg.  "Henricus comes de Kastelle et C. de Tekke" settled disputes with "Hermannum, Henricum fratres necnon Bertoldum comites de Hennenberg avunculos nostros" by charter dated 13 Apr 1287[141]m ADELHEID von Trimberg, daughter of ---.  Hermann [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH [III] (-1352).  Graf von Henneberg.  "Henricus…comes de Hennemberg iunior, dominus in Ascha" granted "opido Slusungen…et castro Hyltemburg" to "domino Berhtoldo comite de Hennemberg patruo nostro" by charter dated 29 Sep 1312[142].  "Heinrich…grefe von Hennenberg, herre zu Hartemberg" donated his part of the Vogteirecht over Lengfeld to Kloster Schleusingen, at the request of "unsers…vetern grefen Bertoldes von Hennemberg", by charter dated 9 Sep 1319[143].  "Heinrich…grafe von Hennenberg der elter herre zcu Ascha und froewe Sophye…unser…wirtin" sold property to "grafe Berch[tolt] von Hennenberg unser…veter" by charter dated 29 Oct 1338[144]m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  "Heinrich…grafe von Hennenberg der elter herre zcu Ascha und froewe Sophye…unser…wirtin" sold property to "grafe Berch[tolt] von Hennenberg unser…veter" by charter dated 29 Oct 1338[145].  Heinrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HERMANN [III] (-1403).  Graf von Henneberg

-         GRAFEN von HENNEBERG-ASCHACH[146]

2.         HEINRICH [II] (-1317)Graf von Henneberg.  "Bertoldus comes in Henninberc" granted "Slusungen castrum cum civitate…in dotem propter nuptias" to "uxori nostre Sophie comitisse", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Hermanni et Heinrici", and returned property to "comites de Swarzburc", by charter dated 7 Mar 1268[147].  "Henricus comes de Kastelle et C. de Tekke" settled disputes with "Hermannum, Henricum fratres necnon Bertoldum comites de Hennenberg avunculos nostros" by charter dated 13 Apr 1287[148].  "Heinricus comes de Hennemberg" granted "terciam partem castri et civitatis Brodselden", inherited by "Cunigundim de Ebirstein ex obitu suorum parentum", to "Rudolfo comiti de Wertheim" in return for "terciam parti castri Lutimbach" by charter dated 3 May 1287[149]m ([13 Apr 1287/25 Aug 1288]) as her second husband, KUNIGUNDE von Wertheim, widow of WOLFRAD von Eberstein, daughter of BOPPO [IV] Graf von Wertheim & his wife Mechtild von Eppstein (-after 7 Jul 1329).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Jun 1283 under which "Mechtildis relicta quondam Bopponis comitis de Wertheim" sold property in Waldenhausen to Kloster Brombach, with the consent of "Wolfradi de Eberstein generi mei et filiarum mearum"[150].  A charter dated 25 Aug 1288 records the judgment of Manegold Bishop of Würzburg in the dispute between "Heinricus comes de Henninberg…et…Kunigunde collaterali sua" and "Rudolfum comitem de Wertheim", relating to "castri in Bratshelden"[151].  "Cunegundis…comitissa relicta domini Heynrici pie memorie quondam comitis de Hennenberg domini in Hartenberg" donated property to Kloster Vessra, with the consent of "comitis Bopponis nati nostri, Rytze nurus nostre…Bertoldi comitis de Hennenberg senioris et Heynrici eiusdem primogeniti patruorum nostrorum", by charter dated 7 Jul 1329[152].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         POPPO [X] (-1348).  "Boppo…comes de Hennenberg filius Henrici nunc comitis senioris" donated the Vogteirecht over Lengfeld to Kloster Schleusingen by charter dated 19 Jul 1317[153]Graf von Henneberg.  "Boppe…grefe von Hennemberg und herre zu Harttemberg und…Rychze…wirtin" repaid the dowry of "Rychzen der vorgenanten ettewenne her Engelhart von Winsberg" to "Conrad von Winsberg…des selben sun" by charter dated 20 Jan 1322[154]m (before 13 Nov 1316) as her second husband, RICHZA von Hohenlohe, widow of ENGELHARD von Weinsberg, daughter of KRAFT [I] von Hohenlohe in Weikersheim & his second wife Margareta von Truhendigen (-1337, bur Kloster Vessra).  "Boppe…grefe von Hennemberg und herre zu Harttemberg und…Rychze…wirtin" repaid the dowry of "Rychzen der vorgenanten ettewenne her Engelhart von Winsberg" to "Conrad von Winsberg…des selben sun" by charter dated 20 Jan 1322[155].  Poppo [X] & his wife had two children: 

i)          BERTHOLD (-1378).  Graf von Henneberg

ii)         RICHZA (-[1379])m JOHANN [II] Graf von Schwarzburg-Wachsenburg, son of GÜNTHER [XVIII] Graf von Schwarzburg-Wachsenburg & his wife Richza von Schlüsselberg (1327-May 1407). 

3.         BERTHOLD [III] (-Vessra 15 Sep 1284).  "Bertoldus comes in Henninberc" granted "Slusungen castrum cum civitate…in dotem propter nuptias" to "uxori nostre Sophie comitisse", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Hermanni et Heinrici", and returned property to "comites de Swarzburc", by charter dated 7 Mar 1268, witnessed by "patruus noster comes Hermannus de Henninberc, comes Albertus de Rubenswalt, comes Guntherus senior de Keuernberc…"[156]Graf von Henneberg.  "Henricus comes de Kastelle et C. de Tekke" settled disputes with "Hermannum, Henricum fratres necnon Bertoldum comites de Hennenberg avunculos nostros" by charter dated 13 Apr 1287[157].   m (before 7 Mar 1268) SOPHIE [von Schwarzburg], daughter of [GÜNTHER [IV] Graf von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg & his wife Sophie ---] (-13 Feb 1279).  "Bertoldus comes in Henninberc" granted "Slusungen castrum cum civitate…in dotem propter nuptias" to "uxori nostre Sophie comitisse", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Hermanni et Heinrici", and returned property to "comites de Swarzburc", by charter dated 7 Mar 1268, witnessed by "patruus noster comes Hermannus de Henninberc, comes Albertus de Rubenswalt, comes Guntherus senior de Keuernberc…"[158].  The primary source which confirms the precise connection between Sophie and the Schwarzburg family has not yet been identified.  The relationship is indicated by the charter dated 18 Jun 1343 under which "Günther…graefe von Keyfernberg der iungere und Lorethte unser…wirtin" sold Schloß Ilmenau to "grafen Heinrich von Hennenberg dem iungern unserme…oheim…frawen Juetten sinre…wirtin und allen irn erben dochtern und suenen"[159].  The word "Oheim" normally indicates maternal uncle.  However, the mother of the seller, identified as Günther XIII Graf von Käfernburg, was not a member of the Henneberg family.  It is therefore possible that the word indicates a more remote family relationship, through the buyer´s paternal grandmother.  Berthold [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         BERTHOLD [IV] (1271-Schmalkalden 3 Apr 1340).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Henneberg

-        see below

b)         BERTHOLD (-after 7 Oct 1323).  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[160]

c)         JUTTA ([1272]-25 Apr 1317)m firstly DIETZMANN Markgraf der Niederlausitz, son of ALBRECHT "dem Entarteten" Markgraf von Meissen & his first wife Margareta von Hohenstaufen (1260-murdered Leipzig 10 Dec 1307).  m secondly OTTO [IV] "mit dem Pfeil" Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOHANN I Markgraf von Brandenburg & his first wife Sophie of Denmark ([1235/46]-[Nov/Dec] 1308, bur Kloster Chorin). 

 

 

BERTHOLD [IV] von Henneberg, son of BERTHOLD [III] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Sophie [von Schwarzburg] (1271-Schmalkalden 3 Apr 1340).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Henneberg.  Heinrich King of Germany installed "Berchtoldi comitis de Hennemberg" among "principum nostrorum" by charter dated 25 Jul 1310[161].  It should be noted that Berthold [IV] is referred to in subsequent charters as "Graf" not "Fürst", which indicates that the 1310 document did not confer a change in title.  "Henricus…comes de Hennemberg iunior, dominus in Ascha" granted "opido Slusungen…et castro Hyltemburg" to "domino Berhtoldo comite de Hennemberg patruo nostro" by charter dated 29 Sep 1312[162].  "Iohannes…Boemie et Polonie rex" installed "Bertoldus comes de Hennemberg" as "provisorem et gubernatorem…regnorum nostrorum" by charter dated 17 Aug 1313[163].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[164].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden, with the consent of "Heinrici nostri primogeniti ac Iutte coniugis eiusdem, nate…quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandemburgensis" and in the presence of "Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht eiusdem comiti liberi", by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[165]

m firstly (1284) ADELHEID von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1268]-7 Dec 1315, bur Vessra). 

m secondly ANNA von Hohenlohe, daughter of ALBRECHT [II] von Hohenlohe & his wife Adelheid von Berg-Schelklingen (-after 1340). 

Berthold [IV] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         HEINRICH [VI] von Henneberg ([1288]-10 Sep 1347).  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[166].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden, with the consent of "Heinrici nostri primogeniti ac Iutte coniugis eiusdem, nate…quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandemburgensis" and in the presence of "Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht eiusdem comiti liberi", by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[167]Graf von Henneberg.  "Heinrich…junger grafe von Hennenberg" confirmed a sale of property by charter dated 22 Jul 1340[168].  "Günther…graefe von Keyfernberg der iungere und Lorethte unser…wirtin" sold Schloß Ilmenau to "grafen Heinrich von Hennenberg dem iungern unserme…oheim…frawen Juetten sinre…wirtin und allen irn erben dochtern und suenen", naming "unserme…vetern grafen Gunther von Keyfernberg dem eldirn", by charter dated 18 Jun 1343[169]m ([1 Jan 1317/1 Feb 1319], Papal dispensation 15 Apr 1319) JUTTA von Brandenburg, daughter of HERMANN Markgraf von Brandenburg & his wife Anna of Austria ([1298/1300]-1 Feb 1353, bur Coburg).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that the third of the three daughters of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" & his wife married "filius comitis Bertholdi de Hennemberg"[170].  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation, at the request of "Caroli ducis Calabrie et…Catherine consortis ipsius", for the marriage of "Henricus natus…filii…Bertoldi comitis de Hennemberg" and "Iutta nata…filie --- ducisse Wratislauiensis sororis prefate ducisse Calabrie" for 4o consanguinity dated 15 Apr 1319[171].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[172].  Heiress of Coburg and Schmalkalden.  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "Jutte…unsere tohtere…Elizabet grauin von Wirtenberg, Katherin marggrafin von Missen und iungfrauwen Suefftin" and "grafe Johans…unsern…bruder grauen Bertholde von Hennenberg…[und] Ludowige von Hennenberg", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[173].  Heinrich [VI] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ELISABETH von Henneberg ([1320]-Stuttgart 23 Mar 1384, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "Jutte…unsere tohtere…Elizabet grauin von Wirtenberg, Katherin marggrafin von Missen und iungfrauwen Suefftin", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[174]m (1340) EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of ULRICH III Graf von Württemberg & his wife Sophie de Ferrette ([1315]-Stuttgart 15 Mar 1392, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1344 as EBERHARD II "der Greiner" Graf von Württemberg

b)         KATHARINA von Henneberg (-Coburg 15 Jul 1397, bur Altzelle).  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "Jutte…unsere tohtere…Elizabet grauin von Wirtenberg, Katherin marggrafin von Missen und iungfrauwen Suefftin", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[175].  Heiress of Coburg, Neustadt, Sonneberg, Neuhaus and Rodach.  m (Eisenach 1344) FRIEDRICH von Meissen, son of FRIEDRICH II "der Ernsthafte" Markgraf von Meissen [Wettin] & his wife Mechtild von Bayern (Dresden 14 Oct 1332-25 May 1381, bur Altzelle).  He succeeded his father in 1349 as FRIEDRICH III "der Strenge" Joint Markgraf von Meissen and Landgraf of Thuringia, jointly with his brothers. 

c)         SOPHIE von Henneberg (-5 May 1372).  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "Jutte…unsere tohtere…Elizabet grauin von Wirtenberg, Katherin marggrafin von Missen und iungfrauwen Suefftin", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[176].  Heiress of Schmalkalden.  m (contract Coburg 14 Apr 1348) ALBRECHT "der Schöne" joint Burggraf von Nürnberg, son of FRIEDRICH IV Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Margareta von Görz (-4 Apr 1361, bur Heilsbronn). 

2.         LUDWIG (-after 19 Nov 1347).  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[177].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden, with the consent of "Heinrici nostri primogeniti ac Iutte coniugis eiusdem, nate…quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandemburgensis" and in the presence of "Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht eiusdem comiti liberi", by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[178].  Canon at Bamberg.  "Lud[wig] korherre zcu Baben[berch]…grafen Berch[tolds] von Hennenberg suen" sold his succession rights by charter dated 23 Apr 1339[179].  Priest at Schmalkalden.  "Lud[owig]…custer dez stiftes zuo Babenberch unde pharrer zuo Smalkalden" confirmed a sale of property by charter dated 7 Jun 1342[180].  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "grafe Johans…unsern…bruder grauen Bertholde von Hennenberg…[und] Ludowige von Hennenberg", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[181]Graf von Henneberg.  Provost at Magdeburg.  "Ludowig…graue von Hennenberg, tumprobist zu Meideburg" acknowledged payment from "onsir…bruder graue Johans zu Hennenberg" for renouncing various rights by charter dated 19 Nov 1347[182]

Berthold [IV] & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

3.         JOHANN [I] von Henneberg (-2 May 1359).  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[183].  The identity of Johann´s mother has not been confirmed.  The reference to "puberes" in this 1320 document indicates that all three children were young at the time.  Bearing in mind the date of Johann´s marriage, it is possible that he was born from his father´s second marriage.  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden, with the consent of "Heinrici nostri primogeniti ac Iutte coniugis eiusdem, nate…quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandemburgensis" and in the presence of "Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht eiusdem comiti liberi", by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[184]Graf von Henneberg.  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "grafe Johans…unsern…bruder grauen Bertholde von Hennenberg…[und] Ludowige von Hennenberg", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[185].  "Johans…grafe von Hennenberg und frawe Elzabeth…grafinnen sin…wirtin" recognised the rights of Kloster Schmalkalden over certain property by charter dated 24 Feb 1352[186]m (before 6 Aug 1350) ELISABETH von Leuchtenberg, daughter of ULRICH [I] Landgraf von Leuchtenberg & his second wife Anna von Nürnberg (-25 Jul 1361).  "Johans…grafe von Hennenberg und frawe Elzabeth…grafinnen sin…wirtin" recognised the rights of Kloster Schmalkalden over certain property by charter dated 24 Feb 1352[187].  Johann [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ELISABETH (-Dessau after 20 Jan 1420)m ([1366]) JOHANN [II] Graf von Anhalt Herr zu Köthen, son of ALBRECHT [II] Graf von Anhalt & his second wife Beatrix von Sachsen (-[3 Aug 1380/11 Apr 1382]). 

b)         HEINRICH [VII] (1350-Henneberg 2/3 Aug 1405)Graf von Hennebergm (before 4 Jul 1376) MECHTILD von Baden, daughter of RUDOLF VI Markgraf von Baden & his wife Mechtild von Sponheim (before 22 Jun 1368-Schleusingen 3 Aug 1425). 

-        GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von HENNEBERG-SCHLEUSINGEN[188]

c)         ANNA (-after 17 Jul 1388)m (before 10 Jun 1369) GOTTFRIED [III] von Hohenlohe-Uffenheim, son of LUDWIG von Hohenlohe zu Uffenheim & his wife Elisabeth von Nassau-Weilburg (-before 27 Jan 1392). 

Berthold [IV] & his second wife had two children: 

4.         ELISABETH (before 1 Feb 1320-[6 Dec 1377/30 May 1391]).  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[189].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden, with the consent of "Heinrici nostri primogeniti ac Iutte coniugis eiusdem, nate…quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandemburgensis" and in the presence of "Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht eiusdem comiti liberi", by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[190]m (before 3 Mar 1333) JOHANN II Burggraf von Nürnberg, son of FRIEDRICH IV Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Margareta von Görz (-7 Oct 1357, bur Heilsbronn). 

5.         BERTHOLD (-after 20 Sep 1347).  "Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "grafe Johans…unsern…bruder grauen Bertholde von Hennenberg…[und] Ludowige von Hennenberg", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[191]

 

 

The relationship between the following person and the family of the Grafen von Henneberg has not yet been traced: 

1.         SOPHIE (-after 12 Dec 1300).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Sophia relicta nobilis viri quondam Friderici de Hohenloch" gave "castrum Beierbach" to "Friderico burcgravio de Nurenberch avunculo nostro" to be destroyed, by charter dated 30 Dec 1290, in the presence of "Heinrici filii nostri"[192].  "Sophia relicta quondam Friderici nobilis de Hoenio ac Heinricus filius noster…cum liberis nostris" renounced rights in property at Rodheim in favour of Michaelskloster in Bamberg by charter dated 4 Mar 1292[193].  "Fridreich von Hohenloch…mit meiner muter graevinn Sopheyen" promised property to "meinem…bruder Heinrichen…und meiner…swester seiner wirtinn graevinne Elspet" by charter dated 12 Dec 1300[194]m FRIEDRICH von Hohenlohe, son of ALBRECHT von Hohenlohe & his [second wife Udelhild von Berg-Schelklingen] (-before 30 Dec 1290). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN von HONSTEIN

 

 

The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "comes Conradus de Honsteyn", son of "Beringerus…Sangirhusen" (of the family of the later Landgrafen of Thuringia), as ancestor of "omnes de Honsteyn"[195].  Graf Konrad was, however, not the patrilineal ancestor of the later Grafen von Honstein according to Europäische Stammtafeln[196].  In addition, the History of Ilefeld Monastery names "filius [Elgeri] Elgerus secundus" as "primus comes in Honstein", specifying that he obtained the castle from "comitissa viuda Remvice" who was widow of Esiko Graf von Honstein[197].  No relationship with Graf Konrad is specified in this source.  It is not impossible that "comitissa…Remvice", whose origin is unspecified, was the daughter or sister of Graf Konrad. 

 

 

1.         ESIKO (-28 Sep ----).  The History of Ilefeld Monastery records the death without heirs "IV Kal Oct" of "Heseke comes de Honstein"[198]Graf von Honsteinm REMVICE, daughter of --- (-4 Mar ----, bur Honstein).  The History of Ilefeld Monastery records the death "IV Non Mar" of "comitissa viuda Remvice…quia maritus Heseke comes de Honstein", her burial at Honstein, and her transmission of the castle of Honstein to Adalger [II] von Ilefeld[199].  Graf Esiko & his wife had one child: 

a)         LUTRADIS (-13 Nov ----, bur Ilefeld).  The History of Ilfeld Monastery names "Luttradis filia comitis Heseke…nata de Orlamunde" as wife of "secundus Elgerus", her death "Id Nov" and her burial at Ilfeld[200]m ADALGER [II] Graf von Ilefeld, son of ADALGER [I] Graf von Ilefeld & his wife Bertradis --- (-13 Jan 1190, bur Ilfeld)

 

 

Two possible brothers, parents not known. 

1.         ADALGER [I] [von Ilefeld] (-18 Feb 1128).  Graf.  The History of Ilefeld Monastery records the death "XII Kal Mar" of "Elgerus" who built "castrem…Yliburgk" and who was born in "Bilstein ubi et pater eius residens mortuus est et sepultus"[201].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation of property by "frater Theodoricus canonicus liber iuvenis" for the soul of "comitis Adelgeri", by charter dated 7 Jul 1128[202].  The fact that Adalger [II], son of Adalger [I], outlived his father by more than sixty years suggests that Adalger [I] must have been young when he died.  m BERTRADIS, daughter of --- (-12 Oct ----).  The History of Ilefeld Monastery records the death "IV Id Oct" of "Bertradis" wife of "Elgerus"[203].  Graf Adalger [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADALGER [II] von Ilefeld (-13 Jan 1190, bur Ilefeld).  The History of Ilefeld Monastery names "filius [Elgeri] Elgerus secundus" as "primus comes in Honstein", specifying that he obtained the castle from "comitissa viuda Remvice" and in a later passage that he founded Ilfeld monastery and died "Id Jan"[204].  Graf von Ilefeld.  "…Edelgerus comes de Ilvelt…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the privileges of Ichtershausen convent[205]Graf von Honstein.  "…Edilgerus comes de Honstein et filius eius Edilgerus…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[206].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the death in 1189 of "Eyligerus comes de Honsteyn fundator cœnobii Ylefeld"[207]m LUTRADIS von Honstein, daughter of ESIKO Graf von Honstein & his wife Remvice --- (-13 Nov ----, bur Ilfeld).  The History of Ilefeld Monastery names "Luttradis filia comitis Heseke…nata de Orlamunde" as wife of "secundus Elgerus", her death "Id Nov" and her burial at Ilfeld[208].  She and her husband founded Kloster Ilefeld.  Graf Adalger [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ELGER [Adalger] [III] (-16 Sep 1210).  The History of Ilfeld Monastery names "tercius Elgero" as son and successor of "Elgero fundator secundo" and his death "XVI Kal Oct"[209].  "…Edilgerus comes de Honstein et filius eius Edilgerus…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[210]Graf von Honstein.  Vogt von Kloster Ilefeld.  m ODA [von Magdeburg, daughter of BURCHARD [II] Burggraf von Magdeburg] (-8 Jul ----).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Graf Elger [III] & his wife had seven children: 

(a)       DIETRICH [I] (-23 Jul 1249).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Honstein.  Vogt von Kloster Homburg bei Langensalza. 

-         see below

(b)       HEINRICH [I] (-1240 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Teutonic knight. 

(c)       ELGER (-[Frankfurt-am-Main] 14 Oct 1242, bur Eisenach).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost of St Simon & St Jude at Goslar.  Dominican prior at Eisenach. 

(d)       ELGER (-[Paris 12 Nov 1237]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Sub-deacon of St Bonifacius at Halberstadt. 

(e)       LUTRADIS .  A charter dated to [1240/50] recalls a donation to Drübeck by "quondam comes Elgerus de Honstein" when "filie sue domine Luttrudis" entered the abbey[211].  Abbess of Drübeck.  1211/1230. 

(f)        daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Rehr 1248. 

(g)       BERTRADIS .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  [1240]/1268.  m BADERICH Graf von Belzig .  1215/48. 

ii)         FRIEDRICH (-before 1201).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf.  m ---.  The name of Friedrich's wife is not known.  Graf Friedrich & his wife had one child: 

(a)       DIETRICH (-13 Aug ----).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost of Heiligenkreuz zu Nordhausen. 

2.         [DIETRICH (-after 7 Jul 1128).  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation of property by "frater Theodoricus canonicus liber iuvenis" for the soul of "comitis Adelgeri", by charter dated 7 Jul 1128[212].  It is not certain that "frater" in this charter indicates a fraternal relationship between "Theodoricus" and "comitis Adelgeri" or whether it is simply a religious epithet.  The reference to "iuvenis" suggests that Dietrich must have been a younger brother, assuming that he and Adalger were brothers.  This would imply that Adalger himself was still relatively young when he died, which appears to be corroborated by his son Adalger [II] outliving his father by more than 60 years (see above).  On balance therefore, it appears to make sense that Dietrich was the brother of Adalger [I], but the question is not beyond doubt.  Canon.] 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

DIETRICH [I] von Honstein, son of ELGER Graf von Honstein & his wife Oda [von Magdeburg] (-23 Jul 1249)Graf von Honstein.  Vogt von Kloster Homburg bei Langensalza.  "Guntherus de Kevernburg, Bertoldus filius eius, comes Albertus de Rabinswald, Henricus et Guntherus comites de Swarzburg, comes Fridericus de Bichilingen, comes Theodoricus de Hoinstein et Heinricus suus filius, comes Fridericus de Stolberg…" agreed a settlement of claims with Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen by charter dated 1 Jul 1249[213].  The History of Ilefeld Monastery records the death "pridie Non Sep 1258" of "comitis Theoderici de Honstein"[214]

m (before 1231) HEDWIG von Brehna, daughter of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Brehna und Wettin & his wife Judith von Ziegenhain.  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "filiam Hetwigem et filios Othonem et Tidericum" as children of "Fridericus comes iunior" & his wife[215].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1242/64.  Gräfin von Altenburg, after her husband's death. 

Graf Dietrich [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] (-24 Jan [1286]).  "Guntherus de Kevernburg, Bertoldus filius eius, comes Albertus de Rabinswald, Henricus et Guntherus comites de Swarzburg, comes Fridericus de Bichilingen, comes Theodoricus de Hoinstein et Heinricus suus filius, comes Fridericus de Stolberg…" agreed a settlement of claims with Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen by charter dated 1 Jul 1249[216]Graf von Honsteinm (before 1253) MECHTILDIS von Regenstein, daughter of ULRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein & his wife --- (-21 Oct [1283/84], bur Nordhausen Barfusserkirche).  Graf Heinrich [II] & his wife had eleven children: 

a)         DIETRICH [II] (-[28 May/11 Aug] 1309)Graf von Honsteinm (before 28 Feb 1282) SOPHIE von Anhalt, daughter of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Anhalt in Bernburg & his wife Sofia of Denmark (-after 20 May 1322). 

-        GRAFEN von HONSTEIN[217]

b)         HEINRICH [III] (-[10 Aug/13 Dec] 1305)Graf von Honsteinm (before 28 Feb 1282) JUTTA von Ravensburg, daughter of OTTO [III] Graf von Ravensburg & his wife Hedwig zur Lippe (-before 10 Aug 1305). 

-        GRAFEN von HONSTEIN[218]

c)         LUCKARDE .  1254/1279. 

d)         ODA (-before 21 Jul 1312, bur Nordhausen Barfusserkirche). 

e)         HEDWIG .  Nun at Kloster Neuwerk zu Nordhausen 1264. 

f)          MECHTILD .  Nun at Kloster Neuwerk zu Nordhausen 1264. 

g)         ULRICH (-[6 May 1294/23 Dec 1296]).  Canon at Meissen cathedral 1275.  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1288. 

h)         ELGER (-14 May [1300]).  Provost of Heiligenkreuz, Nordhausen.  Canon at Bremen cathedral 1288.  Canon at Magdeburg cathedral  1289. 

i)          JUTTA .  1289. 

j)          LUTRUDIS .  1269/1282. 

k)         ELGER (-1302 or after).  Teutonic knight. 

2.         JUTTA .  1231/34. 

3.         SOPHIE .  1233/59.  m (before 15 Mar 1247) HEINRICH [III] Graf von Schwarzburg zu Schwarzburg, (-before 1259). 

4.         HEDWIG (-before 28 Sep 1294)m (Papal dispensation 4o Lyon 24 Apr 1246) FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Beichlingen (-1275, bur Frankenhausen). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    GRAFEN von ORLAMÜNDE

 

 

The county of Orlamünde was held by the Grafen von Weimar (see below, Chapter 6) in the mid-11th century.  It was transferred to the family of the Grafen von Ballenstedt by the marriage of Adalbert Graf von Ballenstedt to Adelheid, daughter of Otto Graf von Weimar and Markgraf von Meissen, and inherited by the couple's younger son Graf Siegfried.  The county reverted to the senior branch of the Ballenstedt family after the death without children of the sons of Graf Siegfried, and in 1156 was transferred to Hermann, a younger son of Albrecht "der Bär" Markgraf of Brandenburg.  The family appears to have lost the county some time in the late 13th century, but the precise process by which this occurred has not yet been identified.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

SIEGFRIED von Ballenstedt, son of ADALBERT Graf von Ballenstedt [Brandenburg] & his wife Adelheid von Weimar ([1075]-killed in battle 3 Sep 1113, bur Springirsbach).  The Annalista Saxo names "Ottonem comitem et Sigefridum palatinum comitem" as sons of Adalbert & his wife Adelheid[219].  He was adopted by his stepfather Pfalzgraf Heinrich von Laach[220], whom he succeeded in 1095 as SIEGFRIED Pfalzgraf von Lothringen.  Vogt of Trier Cathedral in 1097.  Vogt of Springirsbach and Maria Laach.  He founded Kloster Herrenbreitungen in 1112[221].  He succeeded as Graf von Orlamünde, presumably on the death of his mother in 1100.  "Sifridus…comes palatinus" confirmed the foundation of Kloster Laach by "predecessor et dominus meus Henricus comes palatinus…uxore sua Athelheide…matre mea" by charter dated 1112[222].  The Annales Corbeienses record that "Sifridus palatinus" was killed in 1113[223].  A memorial in Kloster Herrnbreitungen records the death "VII Id Mar 1114" of "Syfrid palatinus comes de Orlamunde fundator istius ecclesiæ"[224]

m (before 27 Aug 1111) as her first husband, GERTRUD von Northeim, daughter of HEINRICH "dem Fetten" Graf von Northeim & his wife Gertrud von Braunschweig (-[1154/65]).  The Annalista Saxo names "Richenzam postea imperatricem et Gertrudem palatinam comitissam" as the two daughters of Heinrich & his wife Gertrud[225].  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed an exchange of property acquired by Kloster Reinhardsbrunn from, among others, "palatinum comitem Sigifridum eiusque coniugem Gertrudem" by charter dated 27 Aug 1111[226].  The primary source which confirms that Gertrud, wife of Pfalzgraf Siegfried, was the daughter of Markgraf Heinrich has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Friesland.  She married secondly ([1115]) Otto von Salm, Graf von Rheineck und Bentheim in 1126, Pfalzgraf von Lothringen in 1140.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 1134, under which Emperor Lothar donated property to the monastery of St Marie at Brunswick, names "Gertrudis marchionissa, filia Ekeberti marchionis" as founder and also names "coniuge nostra Rikensa, eiusdem marchionisse filia…[et] filii sui Ottonis et filiarum, Richenze coniugis nostre et Gertrude Palatine comitisse"[227].  "Clementia comitissa de Glizberg cum meis nepotibus Ottone et Wilhelmo" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine…[et] Adela filia eiusdem palatine", by charter dated 1141[228]

Graf Siegfried & his wife had three children: 

1.         SIEGFRIED [II] (-19 Mar 1124).  He succeeded his father in 1113 as Graf von Orlamünde.  Vogt of St Maria at Erfurt 1119.  "Palatina comitissa Gerthrude cum filio suo prefate ecclesie advocato Sigefrido" witnessed a charter dated 1119 under which "in partibus Thuringie…nobilis miles…comes Wichmannus" donated property to Erfurt St Maria[229].  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death in 1125 of "Sigefridus iunior palatinus" and the succession of "Willehelmus frater eius"[230]

2.         WILHELM (-13 Feb 1140, bur Springirsbach).  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death in 1125 of "Sigefridus iunior palatinus" and the succession of "Willehelmus frater eius"[231].  A document dated Apr 1125 names "Wilhelmum palatinum Sigefridi filium"[232], which indicates that he must have claimed the Pfalzgrafschaft from Pfalzgraf Gottfried several years before 1129, the date suggested in Europäische Stammtafeln.  This is confirmed by the charter dated 15 Jul 1128, witnessed by "Palatinus comes Willelmus, Marchio Adelbertus, comes Herimannus et frater eius Cunradus…", under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between "heredes comites Rodulfi…marchionis…prefati comitis filius Rodulfus…matre eius religiosa vidua Richarde…et fratre predicti pueri Udone iam milite facto et uxorato…" and the provost of Jechenburg[233].  He succeeded in 1129 as WILHELM Pfalzgraf von Lothringen.  Vogt of Trier Cathedral [1131].  The Annales Herbipolenses record the death in 1139 of "Wilhelmus palatinus comes"[234].  The Annales Rodenses record the death 13 Feb 1140 of "Willemmus comes palatinus…cui nullus hæres successit"[235]m (before 17 Mar 1130) ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  "Wilhelmus palatinus comes uxorque mea Adelheit" donated customs duties at Cochem to St Euchar by charter dated 16 Mar 1130[236]

3.         ADELA (-10 Aug [1155]).  "Clementia comitissa de Glizberg cum meis nepotibus Ottone et Wilhelmo" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine…[et] Adela filia eiusdem palatine", by charter dated 1141[237].  Heiress of Mörle and Cleeberg.  "Wilhelmus et Otto comites de Glizperch, consanguinei" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, by "domna Clementia quondam in Glizpurch comitissa, consanguinea nostra", with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine comitisse…et…domna Adala filia eiusdem domnæ palatine", by charter dated 1141, which names "Sifridus…filius predicte Adale"[238].  "Comes Chunradus de Pilstaine", before leaving for Jerusalem, sold property to Admont "cum coniuge sua Adela et cum filiis Friderico, Sigifredo et Chounrado" by charter dated to [1147][239].  The necrology of Melk records the death "IV Id Aug" of "Adala com"[240].  The necrology of Admont records the death "IV Id Aug" of "Adala com"[241]m as his second wife, KONRAD Graf von Peilstein, son of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Tengling [Sieghardinger] & his wife [Mathilde von Lechsgemünd] (-15/16/17 Mar [1168]). 

 

 

HERMANN [I] von Brandenburg, son of ALBRECHT "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg [Ballenstedt] & his wife Sophie von Winzenburg (-19 Oct 1176).  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Albertum, Berenhardum, Fridericum, Hermannum de Horlamund et Zeifridum Bremensem archiepiscopum" as the five sons of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio"[242].  "Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[243].  Markgraf von Sachsen 1153.  He succeeded in 1156 as Graf von Orlamünde.  "Adelbertus marchio et filius eius Hermannus…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the privileges of Ichtershausen convent[244].  "Alberto Brandenburgensi marchione, Ottone filio eius…Hermanno comite de Horlemunde filio eius, Theoderico comite de Werben filio eius, Alberto comite de Balstede filio eius, Bernardo comite de Anehalt filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which "Cazimerus…Pomeranorum princeps" donated property to the church of Havelberg, with the consent of "fratre nostro Boguzlao"[245].  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death in 1176 of "Hermannus comes"[246]

m ERMGARD, daughter of --- (-[31 Jul 1174/1180]).  Her origin has not been traced, although a 13th century genealogy refers to her as "ducis Polonie filiam" when naming her son[247].  From a chronological point of view, she could have been the daughter either of Bolesław III "Krzywousty/Wrymouth" Prince of Poland (by his third marriage) or of Władysław II "Wygnaniec/the Exile" Prince of Krakow and Silesia (eldest son of Prince Bolesław III by his first marriage), assuming that a Polish origin is correct.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  

Graf Hermann & his wife had two children: 

1.         SIEGFRIED [III] von Orlamünde (-1206).  A 13th century genealogy names "Seyfridum cum fratribus et sororibus suis" as children of "Hermannus [filius Albertus de Hanhalde marchio]" and "ducis Polonie filiam"[248].  He succeeded his father in 1176 as Graf von Orlamünde.  "…Sifridus comes de Orlamund…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1196 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Ichtershausen before leaving for the Holy Land[249]m (Lübeck 1181) SOPHIE of Denmark, daughter of VALDEMAR I "den Store/the Great" King of Denmark & his wife Sofia Volodarovna of Novgorod [Rurikid] ([1159]-1208).  Her origin is confirmed by the Chronica Godefridi Coloniensis which names "Albertus comes de Urlemunde, filius sororis…regis [Dacie]"[250].  She became a nun after her husband died.  "Graf Adalbert von Transalbinien" renounced rights in favour of Lüneburg St Michael, for the souls of "seines Vaters Sigfried, seiner Mutter Sophie und seines Bruders Otto", by charter dated 10 May 1211[251].  Graf Siegfried [III] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         OTTO (1182-before 10 May 1211).  "Graf Adalbert von Transalbinien" renounced rights in favour of Lüneburg St Michael, for the souls of "seines Vaters Sigfried, seiner Mutter Sophie und seines Bruders Otto", by charter dated 10 May 1211[252]

b)         ALBRECHT [I] (1183-18 Dec 1244).  The Chronica Godefridi Coloniensis names "Albertus comes de Urlemunde, filius sororis…regis [Dacie]"[253].  "Comes Sifridus de Orlamunde" entered two daughters in Kloster Hugistorf and donated property, with the consent of his sons "Adelbert und Hermann", by charter dated to [1203][254].  He succeeded his father in 1206 as Graf von Orlamünde.  Graf von Nordalbingien 1207-1217.  Graf von Holstein 1208.  "Graf Adalbert von Transalbinien" renounced rights in favour of Lüneburg St Michael, for the souls of "seines Vaters Sigfried, seiner Mutter Sophie und seines Bruders Otto", by charter dated 10 May 1211[255].  "Atelbertus comes Holzacie" confirmed donations to Kloster Neumünster by charter dated to [1211][256].  "Albertus…comes Nordalbingie" confirmed a donation to Hamburg St Marienkirche made by "comes Adolfus" by charter dated 1212[257].  Graf von Ratzeburg, Graf von Wagrien.  "Albertus comes Holzatie, Racesburgensis et Wagrie" granted property to "fideli nostro Marquardo de Stenwer" by charter dated 1216[258].  Graf von Stormarn.  "Albertus…Holzacie et Stormarie comes" confirmed a donation to Hamburg St Marienkirche made by "pie memorie Theodericus dapifer noster" by charter dated to [1217][259].  "Albertus…comes Orlamunde et Holtsacie" confirmed property to Hamburg St Georgshospital by charter dated 1220[260].  He was regent of the kingdom of Denmark 1224-1225[261].  The contract of marriage between “Waldemarus secundus…Danorum Sclavorumque rex…filius noster rex Waldemarus” and “domine A” is dated 25 Jun 1229, subscribed by “filius noster Kanutus dux Estonie, nepos noster Albert comes Orlemunde et dominus Alsie…[262].  The necrology of Lüneburg St Michael records the death "XV Kal Jan" of "Albertus comes laicus"[263]m (before 10 May 1211) HEDWIG von Thüringen, daughter of HERMANN I Landgraf of Thuringia Pfalzgraf von Sachsen & his first wife Sophie "de Austria" (-1247).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Hedwigis" as second daughter of "principis Hermanni" and her marriage to "comiti Alberti de Alsacia"[264].  The primary source which confirms the precise origin of her husband has not yet been identified.  "Hedewigis comitissa coniunx nostra" witnessed the charter dated 20 May 1222 under which Albrecht Graf von Orlamünde und Holstein confirmed a sale of property to the bishop of Lübeck[265]

c)         HERMANN [II] von Orlamünde (before 16 Jan 1194-27 Dec 1247).  "Comes Sifridus de Orlamunde" entered two daughters in Kloster Hugistorf and donated property, with the consent of his sons "Adelbert und Hermann", by charter dated to [1203][266].  He succeeded his father in 1206 as Graf von Orlamünde

-        see below

d)         IRMGARD .  1196-1210/1222.  m HEINRICH [II] Graf von Schwarzburg in Schwarzburg, son of GÜNTHER III Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg & his first wife Gertrud von Meissen (-20 Feb 1236).

e)         SOPHIE (-3 Sep 1244).  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death "1244 III Non Sep" of "Sophia comitissa mater comitis Heinrici"[267]m LAMBERT [III] Graf von Gleichen, son of ERWIN [II] Graf von Gleichen & his wife --- (-14 Sep 1227). 

f)          daughter (-after [1203]).  "Comes Sifridus de Orlamunde" entered two daughters in Kloster Hugistorf and donated property, with the consent of his sons "Adelbert und Hermann", by charter dated to [1203][268]

g)         daughter (-after [1203]).  "Comes Sifridus de Orlamunde" entered two daughters in Kloster Hugistorf and donated property, with the consent of his sons "Adelbert und Hermann", by charter dated to [1203][269]

2.         ALBERT (-1229).  A Franciscan at Erfurt. 

 

 

HERMANN [II] von Orlamünde, son of SIEGFRIED [III] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Sophie of Denmark (before 16 Jan 1194-27 Dec 1247).  "Comes Sifridus de Orlamunde" entered two daughters in Kloster Hugistorf and donated property, with the consent of his sons "Adelbert und Hermann", by charter dated to [1203][270].  He succeeded his father in 1206 as Graf von Orlamünde.  After the war of the Thuringian counts (1238-1246), Graf Hermann took the towns of Weimar, Schönwerde and Wendelstein from Friedrich II Markgraf von Meissen by way of compensation.  "Ernustus de Glichin et Heinricus de Glichenstein fratres comites", with the consent of "avunculi nostri com. Hermanni de Orlamunde", issued a charter dated 2 Aug 1246 relating to a land dispute[271].  The Chronicon Sanpetrinum records the death in 1247 of "Comes Hermannus de Horlamunde"[272].  The Annales Erphordenses record the death "1248 VI Kal Jan" of "Heinricus [error for Hermannus?] comes de Orlamunde"[273].  After his death, Meissen retook control of the towns[274]

m BEATRIX von Andechs-Merano, daughter of OTTO I Duke of Merano, Comte Palatin de Bourgogne [Andechs] & his first wife Beatrix de Bourgogne-Comté (-after 14 Nov 1265).  "Beatrix…comitissa de Orlemunde soror quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et filia Ottonis ducis quondam Merannie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie" by charter dated 1265[275].  "Beatrix comitissa de Orlemunde filia quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et comitis Burgundie et soror quondam Ottonis ducis Meranie et comitis Burgundie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie", with the consent of "domino Ottone filio suo comite de Orlamunde" and committing "Hermannus de Orlemunde dicte Beatricis filius" to agree to the sale, by charter dated 1 Aug 1265[276].  "Othonins de Borgogne fiz de noble barum Hugum Conte de Palatinz de Borgogne" consented to the sales of rights "en la comté de Borgogne" by "noble dame Biatris Comtesse d´Orlemonde, aynée serour de noble dame Alys contesse de Savoye et de Borgogne, palatinz, ma…mere" to "Hugues dux de Borgogne", noting that "messire Philippe Cuens de Savoie et de Borgogne palatinz, maris et espous de la dite Alys" confirmed his agreement after the death of Otto´s father, by charter dated Dec 1269[277].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1270 under which "Hugo dux Burgundie" requested the abbot of Cluny to recognise the rights of “Ph Sabaudie et Burgundie comiti et A. comitisse uxori sue” in “comitatu Burgundie…cessionis nobis facte a domina B, comitissa Orlemunde, sorore dicte A. comitissa[278]

Graf Hermann [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HERMANN [III] (-1283).  "Hermann, Otto, Albert Grafen von Orlamunde und ihre Schwester Sophia advocatissa von Wida" donated property to Kloster Pforte, for the soul of "ihres verstorbenen Vaters Hermann", by charter dated 19 Jun 1258[279].  "Beatrix comitissa de Orlemunde filia quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et comitis Burgundie et soror quondam Ottonis ducis Meranie et comitis Burgundie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie", with the consent of "domino Ottone filio suo comite de Orlamunde" and committing "Hermannus de Orlemunde dicte Beatricis filius" to agree to the sale, by charter dated 1 Aug 1265[280].  He died of plague[281]m ---.  The name of Hermann's wife is not known.  Graf Hermann [III] & his wife had four children: 

a)         ELISABETH (-before 24 Mar 1333, bur Kloster Reinhardsbrunn).  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 23 May 1301 under which her husband "Landgraf Albrecht von Thüringen Pfalzgraf von Sachsen" confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Eisenberg, witnessed by "Heinrich Graf zu Orlamunde sein Schwager…"[282].  Heiress of Nordhalben.  m firstly HARTMANN von Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk (-before 20 Feb 1289).  m secondly (before 1 Oct 1290) as his third wife, ALBRECHT "der Entartete" Markgraf von Meissen Landgraf of Thuringia, son of HEINRICH "der Erlauchte" Markgraf von Meissen und Niederlausitz & his first wife Konstanze of Austria [Babenberg] (1240-Erfurt 20 Nov 1314, bur Erfurt St Marien).

b)         HERMANN [V] (-after 1311).  "Hermann und Hermann Gevettern Grafen von Orlamünde" donated property to Kloster Kaplindorf by undated charter, dated to 1288[283].  1311.  

c)         HEINRICH [III] (-after 26 Mar 1354).  Herr zu Orlamünde und Schauenforst.  m (before 26 Jul 1313) IRMGARD von Schwarzburg, daughter of HEINRICH VI Graf von Schwarzburg Herr zu Blankenberg (-13 Jul 1354).  Heinrich [III] & his wife had four children: 

i)          HEINRICH [IV] (-[1357]).  Herr zu Schauenforst.  m as her first husband, RICHZA von Henneberg, daughter of POPPO [IX] Graf von Henneberg zu Hartenberg & his wife ---.  She married secondly (16 Jul 1358) Johann [II] Graf von Schwarzburg Herr zu Wachsenberg (-May 1407). 

ii)         FRIEDRICH [III] (-after 23 Jul 1379).  Herr zu Droyssig.  m ---.  The name of Friedrich's wife is not known.  Friedrich [III] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       KATHARINA .  1374/79.

(b)       FRIEDRICH [IV] (-[2 Aug 1402/15 Oct 1405]).  Herr zu Droyssig und Groitzsch.  m (before 2 Aug 1402) KATHARINA von Gleichen, daughter of HEINRICH [V] Graf von Gleichen zu Tonna (-after 28 Jun 1411).  Friedrich [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       MARTIN (-after 15 Oct 1405).  Herr zu Droyssig. 

(2)       HEINRICH [V] (-[28 Jun 1417/3 Aug 1423]).  Herr zu Droyssig. 

iii)        JUTTA [Anna] (-1383).  Abbess of Stadtilm 1357.

iv)       ELISABETH (-after 30 Aug 1372).  m (before 12 Jul 1346) ALBRECHT Burggraf von Kirchberg .  1294/1364. 

d)         ELISABETH (-17 Mar [1319]).  A nun at Weissenfels.

2.         OTTO [III] "der Gewaltige" (-13 May 1285, bur Kloster Himmelkron).  "Hermann, Otto, Albert Grafen von Orlamunde und ihre Schwester Sophia advocatissa von Wida" donated property to Kloster Pforte, for the soul of "ihres verstorbenen Vaters Hermann", by charter dated 19 Jun 1258[284].  Herr zu Weimar.  Herr zu Rudolstadt 1279.  Herr der Plassenburg. 

-        see below

3.         ALBRECHT [II] (-1283).  Graf von Weimar 1250.  "Hermann, Otto, Albert Grafen von Orlamunde und ihre Schwester Sophia advocatissa von Wida" donated property to Kloster Pforte, for the soul of "ihres verstorbenen Vaters Hermann", by charter dated 19 Jun 1258[285].  He died of plague[286]

4.         SOPHIE .  "Hermann, Otto, Albert Grafen von Orlamunde und ihre Schwester Sophia advocatissa von Wida" donated property to Kloster Pforte, for the soul of "ihres verstorbenen Vaters Hermann", by charter dated 19 Jun 1258[287].  Heiress of Regnitzland.  m (before 19 Jun 1258) as his second wife, HEINRICH [VIII] Vogt von Weida, son of HEINRICH Vogt von Weida & his wife Heilika von Hardegg (-26 Nov [1279/80]). 

5.         OTTO .  A canon in Würzburg.  1265/1308. 

 

 

OTTO [III] "der Gewaltige" von Orlamünde, son of HERMANN [II] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Beatrix von Andechs-Merano (-13 May 1285, bur Kloster Himmelkron).  "Hermann, Otto, Albert Grafen von Orlamunde und ihre Schwester Sophia advocatissa von Wida" donated property to Kloster Pforte, for the soul of "ihres verstorbenen Vaters Hermann", by charter dated 19 Jun 1258[288].  "Beatrix comitissa de Orlemunde filia quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et comitis Burgundie et soror quondam Ottonis ducis Meranie et comitis Burgundie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie", with the consent of "domino Ottone filio suo comite de Orlamunde" and committing "Hermannus de Orlemunde dicte Beatricis filius" to agree to the sale, by charter dated 1 Aug 1265[289].  Herr zu Weimar.  Herr zu Rudolstadt 1279.  Herr der Plassenburg.  "Otto Graf von Orlamunde…mit seiner Gemahlin Agnes und seinen Söhnen" donated property to Kloster Langheim by charter dated 19 Jan 1284[290]

m AGNES [von Truhendigen], daughter of --- (-25 Nov [1300], bur Kloster Himmelkron).  "Otto Graf von Orlamunde…mit seiner Gemahlin Agnes und seinen Söhnen" donated property to Kloster Langheim by charter dated 19 Jan 1284[291].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[292], the wife of Otto [III] was the daughter of Friedrich [II] Graf von Leiningen & his wife Agnes von Eberstein but, from a chronological point of view, this is unlikely to be correct.  It is more likely that she was related to the Grafen von Truhendigen, as shown by the charter dated 20 Aug 1318 under which her son "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde" issued a charter related to a donation to Kloster Langheim, witnessed by "sein Oheim Graf Friedrich von Truhendigen, Domherren von Bamberg…"[293].  She became a Franciscan nun at Lambracht am Pfalz, known as "die Weisse Frau"[294].  "Otto Domherr von Bamberg, Hermann und Otto Gebrüder…Grafen von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "ihrer Mutter Frau Agnes", in remebrance of "ihres Vaters weiland Otto" by charter dated 25 Jun 1285[295].  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde der Laye mit seiner Gattin Adelheid" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "seine Brüder Otto der Geistliche und Hermann der Laye…ihrer Mutter Agnes", by charter dated 14 Dec 1296[296]

Otto [III] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HERMANN [IV] (-[19 Aug/20 Nov] 1319, bur Saalfeld St Johannis).  "Otto Domherr von Bamberg, Hermann und Otto Gebrüder…Grafen von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "ihrer Mutter Frau Agnes", in remebrance of "ihres Vaters weiland Otto" by charter dated 25 Jun 1285[297].  "Hermannus…comes de Orlamunde" sold "castrum Zwernz" to "Friderico Burcgravio de Nurenberc", naming "Otto frater noster laicus", by charter dated 8 Apr 1290[298].  "Hermannus et Otto fratres comites de Orlamunde" renounced all rights in "castrum Zwerniz" in favour of "Friderico Burggravio de Nurenberg affini nostro" by charter dated 2 May 1292[299].  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde der Laye mit seiner Gattin Adelheid" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "seine Brüder Otto der Geistliche und Hermann der Laye…ihrer Mutter Agnes", by charter dated 14 Dec 1296[300].  "Graf Hermann von Orlamunde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Oberweimar, with the consent of "seines Sohnes Grafen Hermann", by charter dated 10 May 1301[301].  Herr zu Weimar.  "Hermann…Graf von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Porta, with the consent of "seiner Gattin Mechtilde under seiner Erben Friedrich, Hermann und Otto", by charter dated 10 Aug 1313[302]m (before 24 Nov 1290) MECHTILD von Rabenswald, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Rabenswald & his wife --- von Mansfeld (-[15 Jan 1329/17 Mar 1338]).  "Mechtilde…Gräfin von Orlamunde" confirmed a donation to Kloster Pforta made by "ihr…Grossvater Graf Hermann von Mannsfeld", with the consent of "ihrer Kinder Hermann, Friedrich, Mechtild und Agnes…ihres Gemahls Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde", by charter dated 1304[303].  Heiress of Wiehe and Buch.  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[304].  Hermann [IV] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         HERMANN (-after 1304).  "Graf Hermann von Orlamunde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Oberweimar, with the consent of "seines Sohnes Grafen Hermann", by charter dated 10 May 1301[305].  "Mechtilde…Gräfin von Orlamunde" confirmed a donation to Kloster Pforta made by "ihr…Grossvater Graf Hermann von Mannsfeld", with the consent of "ihrer Kinder Hermann, Friedrich, Mechtild und Agnes…ihres Gemahls Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde", by charter dated 1304[306]

b)         FRIEDRICH [I] (-25 Jul 1365, bur Oberweimar).  "Mechtilde…Gräfin von Orlamunde" confirmed a donation to Kloster Pforta made by "ihr…Grossvater Graf Hermann von Mannsfeld", with the consent of "ihrer Kinder Hermann, Friedrich, Mechtild und Agnes…ihres Gemahls Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde", by charter dated 1304[307].  "Hermann…Graf von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Porta, with the consent of "seiner Gattin Mechtilde under seiner Erben Friedrich, Hermann und Otto", by charter dated 10 Aug 1313[308].  Herr zu Weimar, Wiehe, Buch und Schönwerde.  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[309]m ([30 Jan/31 May] 1322) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Meissen, widow of OTTO II Fürst von Anhalt Graf von Aschersleben, daughter of FRIEDRICH "Clem" Markgraf von Dresden & his wife Jutta von Schwarzburg (-after 2 May 1347).  "Elisabeth von der…Graven Friedrichs Husfrawn von Orlamunde, Gravin tho Aschersleuen" settled a dispute with Halberstadt Cathedral by charter dated 31 May 1322[310].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Friedrich [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          MECHTILD (-1355).  m (before 1337) ---.

ii)         ELISABETH (-[before 21 Feb 1385]).  A nun in Oberweimar.

iii)        FRIEDRICH V (-after 24 Mar 1381).  Herr zu Weimar.  m IRMGARD, daughter of ---.

iv)       ANNA m (before 26 Apr 1338) SIEGFRIED Graf von Mansfeld (-[25 Aug 1346/15 Aug 1349]).

c)         MECHTILD (-1340 or after, bur Erfurt Franciscan Monastery).  "Mechtilde…Gräfin von Orlamunde" confirmed a donation to Kloster Pforta made by "ihr…Grossvater Graf Hermann von Mannsfeld", with the consent of "ihrer Kinder Hermann, Friedrich, Mechtild und Agnes…ihres Gemahls Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde", by charter dated 1304[311].  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[312]m firstly (before 11 Aug 1312) DIETRICH [IV] Graf von Honstein (-11 Apr 1317).  m secondly (before 20 Jan 1331) BUSSO von Querfurt (-before 1340).

d)         AGNES .  "Mechtilde…Gräfin von Orlamunde" confirmed a donation to Kloster Pforta made by "ihr…Grossvater Graf Hermann von Mannsfeld", with the consent of "ihrer Kinder Hermann, Friedrich, Mechtild und Agnes…ihres Gemahls Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde", by charter dated 1304[313].  Abbess of Himmelkron 1353.

e)         SOPHIE (-after 1354).  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[314].  1354.  m (after 16 Jan 1320) FRIEDRICH [VII] Graf und Herr zu Beichlingen .  1301/1342. 

f)          OTTO [V] (-[14 Jun 1334/12 Mar 1335]).  "Hermann…Graf von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Porta, with the consent of "seiner Gattin Mechtilde under seiner Erben Friedrich, Hermann und Otto", by charter dated 10 Aug 1313[315].  Herr zu Lauenstein, Gräfenthal, Magdala, Buchfart, Lichtentanne und Lichtenberg. 

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g)         ELISABETH .  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[316]

h)         HERMANN [VI] ([after 1304]-[28 Mar 1372/16 Oct 1373]).  "Hermann…Graf von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Porta, with the consent of "seiner Gattin Mechtilde under seiner Erben Friedrich, Hermann und Otto", by charter dated 10 Aug 1313[317].  Herr zu Weimar, Wiehe, Buch und Schönwerde.  m (before 29 Sep 1325) KATHARINA von Anhalt, daughter of OTTO II Fürst von Anhalt Graf von Aschersleben & his wife Elisabeth von Meissen (-[10 Dec 1367/15 Apr 1369]).  Hermann [VI] & his wife had two children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH .  1335.

ii)         MECHTILD (-before 23 Jun 1359)m (before 26 Apr 1338) HEINRICH Graf von Honstein in Klettenberg (-[24 Aug 1305/8 May 1307]).

i)          JOHANN .  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[318].  A canon at Weimar.  1359.

2.         IRMGARD (-bur Cronschwitz).  "Eynes herrn Gerawe mutter Ermegarde" donated revenue "auff dem dorffe Sqware" to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1307[319]m (before 27 Mar 1276) HEINRICH [II] "senior" Vogt von Gera, son of HEINRICH [I] Vogt von Gera & his wife Leukard von Heldrungen (-[1306/07]). 

3.         AGNES (-after 30 Apr 1353, bur Kloster Himmelkron).  Abbess of Himmelkron.

4.         OTTO (-1315).  "Otto Domherr von Bamberg, Hermann und Otto Gebrüder…Grafen von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "ihrer Mutter Frau Agnes", in remebrance of "ihres Vaters weiland Otto" by charter dated 25 Jun 1285[320].  Canon at Bamberg 1285, at Würzburg 1293.  Scholasticus of Bamberg Cathedral 1289/1308.  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde der Laye mit seiner Gattin Adelheid" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "seine Brüder Otto der Geistliche und Hermann der Laye…ihrer Mutter Agnes", by charter dated 14 Dec 1296[321]

5.         OTTO [IV] "der Reiche" (1271-[16 May/20 Aug] 1318, bur Kloster Himmelkron).  "Otto Domherr von Bamberg, Hermann und Otto Gebrüder…Grafen von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "ihrer Mutter Frau Agnes", in remebrance of "ihres Vaters weiland Otto" by charter dated 25 Jun 1285[322].  "Hermannus…comes de Orlamunde" sold "castrum Zwernz" to "Friderico Burcgravio de Nurenberc", naming "Otto frater noster laicus", by charter dated 8 Apr 1290[323].  "Hermannus et Otto fratres comites de Orlamunde" renounced all rights in "castrum Zwerniz" in favour of "Friderico Burggravio de Nurenberg affini nostro" by charter dated 2 May 1292[324].  Herr zu Arnstadt.  Herr zu Plassenburg und Kulmbach 1294.  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde der Laye mit seiner Gattin Adelheid" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "seine Brüder Otto der Geistliche und Hermann der Laye…ihrer Mutter Agnes", by charter dated 14 Dec 1296, witnessed by "…der Edle Graf Günther von Kevernberg seine Schwiegervater…"[325]m firstly (before 13 Dec 1296) ADELHEID von Käfernburg, daughter and heiress of GÜNTHER [VII] Graf von Käfernburg Herr zu Arnstadt & his wife Adelheid --- (-[10 Aug 1304/27 Mar 1305]).  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde der Laye mit seiner Gattin Adelheid" donated property to Kloster Langheim, with the consent of "seine Brüder Otto der Geistliche und Hermann der Laye…ihrer Mutter Agnes", by charter dated 14 Dec 1296, witnessed by "…der Edle Graf Günther von Kevernberg seine Schwiegervater…"[326].  "Adelheid Gräfin von Käfernburg, vermählte Gräfin von Orlamunde, und Irmgard, vermählte Gräfin von Hohnstein, Töchter Grafen Günthers von Käfernburg" granted property to "dem Landgrafen Albrecht von Thüringen" by charter dated 1303[327].  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde" sold his part of property received on marriage "mit seiner Gattin Adeleid…Tochter des weiland Grafen Günthers von Keuernberc" to the council of Erfurt, with the consent of "Grafen Heinrich von Honstein des Jüngern seines Schwagers, Yrmengards dessen Gattin und Frauen Adeleid der Mutter der genannten Yrmengard", by charter dated 27 Mar 1305[328]m secondly (before 30 Oct 1308) KATHARINA von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Fürst und Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his second wife Mechtild von Kleve (-1322).  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde und seine Frau Katharina" renounced rights to property of "des edeln Füsten Landgrafen Heinrich von Hessen, ihres Schwähers" by charter dated 30 Oct 1308[329].  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[330].  Otto [IV] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO [VI] (-28 Jul 1340, bur Himmelsthron)m (before 25 Jun 1321) KUNIGUNDE von Leuchtenberg, daughter of ULRICH [I] Landgraf von Leuchtenberg & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-1382 after 29 Apr, bur Himmelsthron).  "Otto Graf von Orlamunde" recorded his marriage with "Landgrafen Ulrich von Leuchtenberg, seines Schwagers, Tochter Kunegund" by charter dated 18 Nov 1321[331].  She founded Kloster Himmelsthron in 1343, and became third abbess in 1360. 

b)         sonm PODIKA von Schwamberg, daughter of ---.

c)         ELISABETH (-1362)m HEINRICH Graf von Schwarzburg (-1336).

 

 

OTTO [V] von Orlamünde, son of HERMANN [IV] Graf von Orlamünde Herr zu Weimar & his wife Mechtild von Rabenswald (-[14 Jun 1334/12 Mar 1335]).  "Hermann…Graf von Orlamunde" donated property to Kloster Porta, with the consent of "seiner Gattin Mechtilde under seiner Erben Friedrich, Hermann und Otto", by charter dated 10 Aug 1313[332].  Herr zu Lauenstein, Gräfenthal, Magdala, Buchfart, Lichtentanne und Lichtenberg.  "Mechtildis Wittwe des…Grafen Hermann von Orlamunde und Friedrich ihr Sohn" granted property to Erfurt, with the consent of "Mechtildis Wittwe…des…Theodorich Grafen von Hohnstein und Sophiens beider Schwestern…Ottos des Bruders des vorgenannten Friedrich…für sich und seine minderjährigen Geschwister Elizabeth, Herrmann and Johann", by charter dated 16 Jan 1320[333]

m ([1321]) as her first husband, HELENE von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH IV Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Margareta von Görz (-after 1374).  She married secondly ([Jan 1341/29 Jan 1346) Heinrich [VII] Graf und Herr zu Schwarzburg (-after 15 Jun 1356). 

Otto [V] & his wife had three children: 

1.         OTTO .  Canon at Würzburg 1335.

2.         FRIEDRICH [II] (-[18 Nov 1357/4 Oct 1367]).  Herr zu Lauenstein und Gräfenthal.  m (before 18 Nov 1357) as her first husband, SOPHIE von Schwarzburg, daughter of GÜNTHER [X] Graf von Schwarzburg King of Germany (-after 1 Aug 1388).  She married secondly ([1360], divorced) Georg Graf von Käfernburg, thirdly Heinrich Graf von Stolberg, and fourthly Johann [II] Graf von Schwarzburg Herr zu Wachsenburg.  Friedrich [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         OTTO [VII] (-[25 Feb 1404/28 Apr 1405]).  Herr zu Lauenstein, Lichtenberg and Magdala.  Herr von Gräfenthal 1387.  Herr von Schauenforst 1394.  m (before 8 Jul 1395) LUKARDIS von Gera, daughter of HEINRICH [V] Vogt von Gera (-[16 May 1399/18 Aug 1415]).  Otto [VII] & his wife had six children: 

i)          WILHELM [I] (-[15 Oct 1450/3 Mar 1460]).  Herr zu Lauenstein 1415.  Herr zu Schauenforst until 1432.  m (before 14 Mar 1427) as her second husband, KATHARINA von Blankenhain Frau von Blankenhain, widow of HEINRICH [V] Graf von Gleichen, daughter and heiress of LUDWIG von Blankenhain.  Wilhelm [I] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       FRIEDRICH [VI] (-after 2 Oct 1486)m LUKARDIS Reuss von Plauen, daughter of HEINRICH [VII] Reuss von Plauen Hauptmann zu Bernau & his wife Irmgard Burggräfin von Kirchberg.  Friedrich [VI] & his wife had [one] child: 

(1)       [KATHARINA (-[1534/44]).  Nun at Heiligenkreuz, near Salzburg.] 

(b)       WILHELM (-after [1440/41], bur Bamberg).  A canon at Köln and Strasbourg 1440. 

ii)         SIGISMUND (-2 Jul 1447, bur Hof, Franciscan Monastery).  Herr zu Lichtenberg. 

iii)        OTTO [VIII] (-after 30 Mar 1460).  Herr zu Grafenthal und Lichtenanne.  m as her second husband, AGNES von Beichlingen, widow of HEINRICH [V] von Blankenhain, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Beichlingen in Beichlingen.  Otto [VIII] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       FRIEDRICH [VII] (-before 1460).  Knight of the Teutonic Order at Elbing. 

iv)       ELISABETH (-after 15 Jun 1449).  Frau zu Lauenstein.  m HEINRICH XVIII Graf von Schwarzburg Herr zu Blankenburg (-after 10 Oct 1411).

v)        HELENE .  Abbess of Hof, St Klara 1425/55.

vi)       ANNA .  A nun at Hof, St Klara 1437/55.

b)         HERMANN (-1432).  A canon at Würzburg.

3.         HELENE (-19 Jun 1369)m (1359) as his first wife, HEINRICH von Brieg, son of LUDWIG I Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his wife Agnes von Glogau und Sagan [Piast] ([1343/45]-11 Jul 1399).  He succeeded in 1398 as HEINRICH VII Duke of Lüben and Brieg

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    GRAFEN von SCHWARZBURG

 

 

The first reconstruction shown below of the earliest generations of ancestors of the Grafen von Schwarzburg is based on the table shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[334].  The second reconstruction, shown afterwards, is based on the Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis which names "primus comes…Gundarus qui fuit gentiles postea ad fidem conversus et baptizatus", his son "Zigerum" who was father of "Siczonem Sygahart dictus" (buried "in Nuenborgensi ecclesia") and father of "Guntherus qui genuit Siczonem qui fundavit abbaciam Vallis Sancti Georgi" in 1161[335].  The Cronica also records that "Bysone de Glychen et Gunthero de Kevernberg comitibus" came to Thuringia at the same time as "Ludwicum dictum Cum-barba" in 1034[336], presumably referring to the first Günther named in this passage.  As noted in the Introduction to the document THURINGIA, there are doubts about the historical accuracy of parts of the Cronica.  However, many of the more precise genealogical details in the Cronica are corroborated by earlier sources.  It is therefore possible that the Reinhardsbrunn monks had at their disposal earlier texts, since disappeared, which they used as the basis for their work.  It would be unwise to dismiss the Cronica completely. 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

First reconstruction: 

 

1.         [SIZZO (-before [1005/12]).  This first reconstruction is based on the table shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[337].  However, apart from the references to the possible Hungarian connection, the primary sources on which it is based have not yet been identified.]  m [--- of Hungary, daughter of GÉZA Prince of Hungary & his first wife Sarolt of Transylvania.  Her origin is suggested by her supposed son Günther the monk being shown as nepos of István King of Hungary in Europäische Stammtafeln[338].  According to the late 11th century Vita Guntheri, Günther was (less precisely) "Stephani regis Ungarorum, ipsius venerabilis viri cognati"[339].  According to Kosztolnyik[340], it was after visiting the court of King István that Günther decided to become a hermit, which seems to exclude the possibility that his mother was the king's sister.  It should be remembered that the early 11th century witnessed an influx of foreign monks into Hungary, invited to convert the population to Christianity, a process which may have been favoured by creating propaganda about supposed relationships between these foreigners and the king.]  Sizzo & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [SIZZO (-before [1047/50]).]  m ---.  The name of Sizzo's wife is not known.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[341]., Sizzo possible son of Sizzo was the possible father of the person shown below in the second reconstruction as Sizzo [II], but this seems unlikely to be correct from a chronological point of view if the dates shown for both individuals are correct.   

b)         [GÜNTHER (-Rinchnach am Regen 9 Oct 1045, bur Břevnov).  According to the late 11th century Vita Guntheri, Günther was "Stephani regis Ungarorum, ipsius venerabilis viri cognati", without stating the alleged relationship more precisely[342].  Günther was a monk at Hersfeld 1006, later at Einsiedler, he founded the Church of St Johannis at Rinchnach before 1019[343].  According to Kosztolnyik[344], it was after visiting the court of King István that Günther decided to become a hermit.  It should be remembered that the early 11th century witnessed an influx of foreign monks into Hungary, invited to convert the population to Christianity, a process which may have been favoured by creating propaganda about supposed relationships between these foreigners and the king.  The Vita Guntheri records his death "1045 VII Idus Oct"[345].  The Chronica Boemorum records the death "1045 VII Id Oct" of "Gunter monachus"[346].] 

 

 

Second reconstruction: 

 

1.         [GÜNTHER (-after 1034).  This second reconstruction is based on the Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis which names "primus comes…Gundarus qui fuit gentiles postea ad fidem conversus et baptizatus", his son "Zigerum" who was father of "Siczonem Sygahart dictus" (buried "in Nuenborgensi ecclesia") and father of "Guntherus qui genuit Siczonem qui fundavit abbaciam Vallis Sancti Georgi" in 1161[347].  The Cronica also records that "Bysone de Glychen et Gunthero de Kevernberg comitibus" came to Thuringia at the same time as "Ludwicum dictum Cum-barba" in 1034[348], presumably referring to the first Günther named in this passage.  m ---.  The name of Günther's wife is not known.  Graf Günther & his wife had [one] child]:

a)         [SIZZO [I] .  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "primus comes…Gundarus qui fuit gentiles postea ad fidem conversus et baptizatus" was father of "Zigerum", who was in turn father of "Siczonem Sygahart dictus" (buried "in Nuenborgensi ecclesia")[349]m ---.  The name of Sizzo's wife is not known.  Graf Sizzo [I] & his wife had [one] child]:

i)          [SIZZO [II] [Sieghard] (-1118 or after, bur Nürnberg).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "primus comes…Gundarus qui fuit gentiles postea ad fidem conversus et baptizatus" was father of "Zigerum", who was in turn father of "Siczonem Sygahart dictus" (buried "in Nuenborgensi ecclesia")[350].  Graf im Längwitzgau 1108 and 1114.  The primary sources which confirm these dates have not yet been identified.  m ---.  The name of Sizzo's wife is not known.  Graf Sizzo [II] & his wife had [one] child]: 

(a)       GÜNTHER [I] .  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records "Siczonem Sygahart dictus" (buried "in Nuenborgensi ecclesia") was father of "Guntherus qui genuit Siczonem qui fundavit abbaciam Vallis Sancti Georgi" in 1161[351].  Graf [von Käfernburg].  m (after 1087) as her first husband, --- Iaropolkovna, daughter of IAROPOLK PIOTR Iziaslavich Grand Prince of Volynia and Turov & his wife Kunigunde von Weimar-Orlamünde (1076-).  The Annalista Saxo records that the daughter of "regi Ruzorum" and "Cunigundam" married "nobilis quidam de Thuringia Gunterus nomine"[352].  She married secondly W--- von Giech (-[1125/29] or after).  Graf Günther [I] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       SIZZO [III] (-19 Jun 1160).  The Annalista Saxo names "Sizzonem comitem" and records his parentage[353]Graf von Schwarzburg 1123. 

-         see below

(2)       ADDAm REGINBOTO Graf von Giech, son of --- (-[before 1142]).  Vogt of St Jakob, Bamberg. 

 

 

SIZZO [III] von Schwarzburg, son of GÜNTHER [I] Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife --- Iaropolkovna (-19 Jun 1160).  The Annalista Saxo names "Sizzonem comitem" and records his parentage[354].  Vogt von Paulinzella 1114.  Graf von Schwarzburg 1123.  Graf von Käfernburg, Graf im Längwitzgau.  "…Siczzo comes…" witnessed the charter dated 1132, after 13 Sep, under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in pago…Weitereibia…in comitatu Sigefridi comitis de Nuringes" to Mainz cathedral[355].  "…Siezo comes de Swarzburg…" witnessed the charter dated 1137 (after 13 Sep) under which Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation to the church at Königsbreitungen[356].  "…Comites Syzho…" witnessed a charter dated 25 Jul 1139 under which Adalbert [II] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed his predecessor's grants to Kloster Jechaburg[357].  "Comes Sitzo…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1141 under which Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Blasius at Northeim by "Sigefridi comitis"[358].  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Georgenthal by "Sizzo comes de Keverenberc…cum coniuge sua Gisila", with the consent of "filiorum suorum Heinrici et Guntheri", by charter dated 20 Mar 1143[359].  "…Comes Sizzo…" witnessed the charter dated 16 Jun 1147 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Ichtershausen convent by "matrona…Frideruna linea nobis sanguinis propinqua et filius eius Marcwardus de Grumbach vir nobilis"[360].  "…Sizzo comes et filius eius Henricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the privileges of Ichtershausen convent[361].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "Siczonem" son of "Guntherus" founded "abbaciam Vallis Sancti Georgi" in 1161[362], although this date must be incorrect if the following entry concerning Sizzo's death is accurate.  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death "1160 XIII Kal Iul" of "Sizzo comes Thuringia"[363]

m GISELA, daughter of --- (-after 20 Mar 1143).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Georgenthal by "Sizzo comes de Keverenberc…cum coniuge sua Gisila", with the consent of "filiorum suorum Heinrici et Guntheri", by charter dated 20 Mar 1143[364]

Graf Sizzo [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GISELA .  The Chronicon Gozecense records the betrothal of "Fridericus frater eius germanus" to "Sizzonis comitis filia"[365].  The date of this betrothal suggests that Gisela must have been one of Graf Sizzo's older children, maybe even born from an unrecorded earlier marriage.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Betrothed (after 1126) to FRIEDRICH [V] von Putelendorf, son of FRIEDRICH [IV] von Putelendorf Pfalzgraf von Sachsen & his wife Agnes van Limburg (before 1114-31 Jan 1179). 

2.         HEINRICH [I] von Schwarzburg ([1130-drowned Erfurt 26 Jul 1184).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Georgenthal by "Sizzo comes de Keverenberc…cum coniuge sua Gisila", with the consent of "filiorum suorum Heinrici et Guntheri", by charter dated 20 Mar 1143[366].  "…Sizzo comes et filius eius Henricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the privileges of Ichtershausen convent[367]Graf von Schwarzburg.  "…com Heinr. de Suarzburc et frater eius com Guntherus de Keverenberc…" witnessed the charter dated 18 Dec 1169 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property, naming "Reinbod und Friedrich die Söhne des Grafen von Bichelingen (his avunculus)"[368].  Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony appointed him as regent of the county of Holstein in place of his sister Mechtild Gräfin von Holstein[369].  "…Heinricus comes de Suarzburg qui et vicedomnus…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[370]m (1170) as her first husband, --- von Winzenburg, daughter of HERMANN [II] Graf von Winzenburg & his second wife Liutgard von Stade (1149-before 1204).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the three daughters of "Hermanno de Winceburg" & his wife "Lutgardis", specifying that one (unnamed) married firstly "Hinricus…comes de Svarzeburg" (recording that he was drowned in a latrine) and secondly "Olricus de Witin"[371].  She married secondly as his first wife, Ulrich Graf von Wettin.  Graf Heinrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH (-after [1229/33]).  m ([1189]) BURCHARD [I] Graf von Mansfeld (-13 Dec 1229, bur Eisleben St Andreas)

3.         GÜNTHER [III] ([1135]-after 15 Jan 1197).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "Siczonem genuit Guntherus"[372].  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Georgenthal by "Sizzo comes de Keverenberc…cum coniuge sua Gisila", with the consent of "filiorum suorum Heinrici et Guntheri", by charter dated 20 Mar 1143[373].  Graf von Käfernburg 1160.  "…com Heinr. de Suarzburc et frater eius com Guntherus de Keverenberc…" witnessed the charter dated 18 Dec 1169 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property, naming "Reinbod und Friedrich die Söhne des Grafen von Bichelingen (his avunculus)"[374]Graf von Schwarzburg 1184.  Vogt von Kloster Georgenthal.  "…Guntherus comes de Kervenburc et filius eius Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1196 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Ichtershausen before leaving for the Holy Land[375]m firstly AGNES von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Mechtild --- (-before 1180).  m secondly ([1180]) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Hallermund-Loccum, widow of KONRAD Graf von Dassel, daughter of WILBRAND [I] Graf von Loccum und Hallermund & his wife Beatrix von Rheineck (-bur Loccum).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt”, adding in a later passage that Adelheid was buried at Loccum[376].  Graf Günther [III] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         ALBRECHT [I] ([1170]-15 Oct 1232).  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1206.  

b)         HEINRICH [II] (-20 Feb 1236).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Guntherum, Heinricum et Willebrandum" as the three sons of Günther[377]Graf von Schwarzburg 1197.  Herr von Blankenburg, Schwarza, Leutenberg, Könitz, Pössneck and Ranis. 

-        see below

c)         GÜNTHER [III] (-after 31 Mar 1223).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Guntherum, Heinricum et Willebrandum" as the three sons of Günther, specifying that the younger Günther was father of "Guntherum et Albertum"[378].  Graf von Käfernburg. 

-        GRAFEN von KÄFERNBURG[379]

          Graf Günther [III] & his second wife had three children:

d)         WULBRAND (-5 Apr 1253).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Guntherum, Heinricum et Willebrandum" as the three sons of Günther, specifying that Wulbrand was "Magdeburgensem episcopum aut prepositum"[380].  Archbishop of Magdenburg 1235.  

e)         LUDOLF (-15 Nov 1255).  Graf von Hallermund 1195.  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that “Ludolfus etiam comes in Halremunt pater Rudolfi adhuc superstites comitis in eodem castro suo” was taken to Loccum by his son and buried there “in sepulcro matris sue Adelheydis…1255 XVII Kal Dec[381]

-        GRAFEN von HALLERMUND

f)          ADELHEID (-after 6 May 1244).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Adelheidem filiam comitisse de Alremund" as wife of "Bernardo…Bernardus filius", recording also her second marriage to "Adolfo comiti de Dasle"[382].  A charter dated to [1196/1200] confirmed the donation by “Adelheidis comitissa de Raceburch” to the church of Ratzeburg for the soul of “sororis sue Fredegundis[383].  "Alheithis…cometissa de Racebergh" donated property to "filie mee Alheithi comitisse de Rauensberch" by charter dated 6 May 1244[384]m firstly BERNHARD [II] Graf von Ratzeburg, son of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Ratzeburg & his wife Margareta [von Pommern] (-1198).  m secondly (1201) ADOLF [I] Graf von Dassel, son of LUDOLF [I] Graf von Dassel & his wife --- (-1224). 

4.         MECHTILD (-[1192], bur Minden Cathedral).  She acted as regent in Holstein for her infant son after the death of her husband, until Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony appointed her brother Heinrich Graf von Schwarzburg in her place[385]m (before 1158) ADOLF II Graf von Holstein, son of ADOLF [I] Graf von Holstein & his wife Hildawa --- (-killed in battle near Verchen, Demmin 6 Jul 1164, bur Minden Cathedral).

 

 

HEINRICH [II] von Schwarzburg, son of GÜNTHER [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg & his first wife Gertrud von Meissen (-20 Feb 1236).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Guntherum, Heinricum et Willebrandum" as the three sons of Günther[386].  "…Guntherus comes de Kervenburc et filius eius Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1196 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Ichtershausen before leaving for the Holy Land[387]Graf von Schwarzburg 1197.  Herr von Blankenburg, Schwarza, Leutenberg, Könitz, Pössneck and Ranis.  "Henricus…comes de Suartzburg senior et Heinricus filius suus" donated "opidum…Eichilburg" to the archbishopric of Mainz by charter dated 2 Mar 1233[388].  The Annales Erphordenses record the death "1236 X Kal Mar" of "Heinricus comes de Schwarzburc"[389]

m IRMGARD von Orlamünde, daughter of SIEGFRIED [III] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Sophie of Denmark.  1196-1210/1222. 

Graf Heinrich [II] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         HEINRICH [III] von Schwarzburg ([1220]-[11 Jun 1258/24 Oct 1259]).  "Henricus…comes de Suartzburg senior et Heinricus filius suus" donated "opidum…Eichilburg" to the archbishopric of Mainz by charter dated 2 Mar 1233[390]Graf von Schwarzburg in Schwarzburg.  The Annales Erphordenses names "Gunthero de Blanckenburc cum fratre suo Heinrico de Swarzeberc" when recording their capture in 1248[391].  "Guntherus de Kevernburg, Bertoldus filius eius, comes Albertus de Rabinswald, Henricus et Guntherus comites de Swarzburg, comes Fridericus de Bichilingen, comes Theodoricus de Hoinstein et Heinricus suus filius, comes Fridericus de Stolberg…" agreed a settlement of claims with Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen by charter dated 1 Jul 1249[392]m (before 15 Mar 1247) SOPHIE von Honstein, daughter of DIETRICH [II] Graf von Honstein & his wife Hedwig von Brehna [Wettin] (-[1268).  Graf Heinrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         IRMGARD .  1253. 

2.         GÜNTHER [IV] von Schwarzburg (-[19 Sep 1275/25 Sep 1278], bur Kloster Ilm)Graf von Schwarzburg in Blankenburg.  The Annales Erphordenses names "Gunthero de Blanckenburc cum fratre suo Heinrico de Swarzeberc" when recording their capture in 1248[393].  "Guntherus de Kevernburg, Bertoldus filius eius, comes Albertus de Rabinswald, Henricus et Guntherus comites de Swarzburg, comes Fridericus de Bichilingen, comes Theodoricus de Hoinstein et Heinricus suus filius, comes Fridericus de Stolberg…" agreed a settlement of claims with Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen by charter dated 1 Jul 1249[394]m SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-before 28 Jul 1287, bur Kloster Ilm).  Her origin is not known with certainty.  Baumgarten cites documents which confirm the consanguinity between the brothers Günther and Sieghard von Schwarzburg and the princes of Galicia, suggesting that it must have been through their paternal grandmother whose origin is not otherwise known, adding that it is chronologically consistent if she was Sofia Daniilovna of Galich, daughter of Daniil Romanovich Prince of Galich & his first wife Anna Mstislavna of Novgorod[395].  Graf Günther [IV] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         GÜNTHER [V] von Schwarburg (-[I Oct 1292/19 Sep 1293], bur Kloster Ilm)Graf von Schwarburg in Blankenburg.  m firstly IRMGARD, daughter of ---.  1267.  m secondly (Papal dispensation 4o Orvieto 22 Nov 1283) as her first husband, HELENE von Sachsen, daughter of JOHANN I Duke of Saxony & his wife Ingeborg of Sweden (-after 13 Sep 1337, bur Loccum).  She married secondly (14 Feb 1294) Adolf VI Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg in Schaumburg und Pinneberg. 

-        GRAFEN von SCHWARZBURG in LEUTENBERG[396]

b)         HEINRICH [IV] (-before 2 May 1287).  Graf von Schwarzburg in Blankenburg.  m ---.  1267. 

-        GRAFEN von SCHWARZBURG in BLANKENBURG[397]

c)         GÜNTHER (-after 25 Mar 1308). 

d)         ALBRECHT (-after [1259/65]).  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1265.  

e)         daughter .  m OTTO von Lobdeburg-Arnschaugk .  1252/1289. 

f)          [SOPHIE (-13 Feb 1279).  "Bertoldus comes in Henninberc" granted "Slusungen castrum cum civitate…in dotem propter nuptias" to "uxori nostre Sophie comitisse", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Hermanni et Heinrici", and returned property to "comites de Swarzburc", by charter dated 7 Mar 1268, witnessed by "patruus noster comes Hermannus de Henninberc, comes Albertus de Rubenswalt, comes Guntherus senior de Keuernberc…"[398].  The primary source which confirms the precise connection between Sophie and the Schwarzburg family has not yet been identified.  The relationship is indicated by the charter dated 18 Jun 1343 under which "Günther…graefe von Keyfernberg der iungere und Lorethte unser…wirtin" sold Schloß Ilmenau to "grafen Heinrich von Hennenberg dem iungern unserme…oheim…frawen Juetten sinre…wirtin und allen irn erben dochtern und suenen"[399].  The word "Oheim" normally indicates maternal uncle.  However, the mother of the seller, identified as Günther XIII Graf von Käfernburg, was not a member of the Henneberg family.  It is therefore possible that the word indicates a more remote family relationship, through the buyer´s paternal grandmother.  m (before 7 Mar 1268) BERTHOLD [III] Graf von Henneberg, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Sophie von Meissen (-Vessra 15 Sep 1284).]

g)         IRMGARD (-after 1294).  Abbess of the monastery of Ilm. 

h)         CHRISTINAm (before 1282) OTTO [II] Burggraf von Dohna .  1258/1287. 

i)          GÜNTHER (-1309 or after).  Canon at Plauen and Köln.  Teutonic knight. 

3.         ALBRECHT (-after 1278).  Canon at Magdenburg cathedral.  Provost at Bibra.  Küster at Magdeburg cathedral 1258/67. 

4.         SOPHIE (-after 1261).  A nun at Paulinenzell. 

5.         RICHZA (-after 1261).  A nun at Paulinenzell. 

6.         MECHTILD (-after 1261).  A nun at Paulinenzell. 

7.         ERMENGARD (-22 Mar 1274).  m VOLKWIN [III] Graf von Waldeck (-[1249/55]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    VÖGTE von WEIDA, PLAUEN und GERA (REUß)

 

 

A.      VÖGTE von WEIDA

 

 

This family is first recorded as Vögte of Weida, in eastern Thuringia, in the early 12th century.  Junior branches acquired the Vögtei of priories in the nearby towns of Plauen, Gera and Greiz.  The position "Vögt" ("advocatus") was traditionally held by a nobleman who acted as lay spokesperson or representative of a religious institution, often in conjunction with another title which reflected his lordship of adjacent territories.  However, in the case of the present family, the primary sources indicate that, from the early 14th century, the title was applied more generally to indicate lordship over a wider territory which was not limited to the religious house. 

 

The name "Reuß", later adopted as the family surname, is first found in 1266 relating to Heinrich [VIII] Vogt von Weida, who is referred to in primary sources as "Ruthenus" or "Rufus", presumably indicating his red hair or complexion.  During the following fifty years, the name "Rufus" was used by other members of the family, although it is not known whether this was limited to those who inherited the same rufous features.  Over time, the name was used by all family members and evolved in German into "Reuß". 

 

The curious practice of all members of the Reuß family being named Heinrich was adopted early.  Apart from two individuals named Erkenbert in the earliest generations, from the mid-12th century until the present day the tradition has been followed consistently.  No definite explanation for the practice has been found.  Other German noble families have favoured certain names which are repeated by brothers and cousins within the same generation.  The name Günther was frequently duplicated in the family of the Grafen von Schwarzburg and, in a more limited way, all three sons of Rudolf [II] Graf von Wertheim were named Rudolf (see the document FRANCONIA NOBILITY).  However, no other family has been identified which has applied the custom so rigidly as the Reuß family.  Evidently the practice necessitated some sort of numbering system.  In the early generations, each of the three branches of the family are usually referred to by separate numbering systems, as shown below, although these numbers are not found in the primary sources.  The family later formalised the system, with each successive male child born in all branches receiving a consecutive number, the sequence restarting from number one at the start of each new century. 

 

The family were created Reichsgrafen in the 17th century, and Reichsfürsten in the 18th century.  It survived the mediatisation process which followed the Napoleonic wars, and the Reuß principalities formed part of the German empire until after the First World War. 

 

 

 

1.         ERKENBERT [I] von Weida (-after 1122).  "…Ministeriales Erkenbertus de Withaa…" subscribed the charter dated 1122 under which Dietrich Bishop of Naumburg confirmed the foundation of a church at Plauen im Gau Dobna by Adalbert Graf von Everstein[400].  m ---.  The name of Erkenbert´s wife is not known.  Erkenbert & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] von Weida (-[after 29 Jan 1183]).  "…Heinricus de Wida" subscribed the charter dated 1143, before 13 Mar, under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Chemnitz[401].  Thiemo abbot of Homburg confirmed a loan with "Heinrich dem Sohne des Erchenberti de Widaa" by charter dated 1143, subscribed by "…Erckenberto prefati Henrici fratre de Widaa"[402].  "Ministerialibus…Heinrico de Wida…" subscribed the charter dated 1166 under which Heinrich Duke of Saxony donated property at Allersheim to Kloster Amelungsborn[403].  [Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Henricus de Witha…" among those who betrayed Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony in 1180 and joined the supporters of Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa"[404].  "…Heinricus de Witha…" subscribed the charter dated 29 Jan 1183 under which Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to the hospital of the Holy Cross at Erfurt[405].  It is not certain whether the last two entries refer to Heinrich [I] von Weida or Heinrich [II] (see below).] 

b)         ERKENBERT [II] von Weida .  Thiemo abbot of Homburg confirmed a loan with "Heinrich dem Sohne des Erchenberti de Widaa" by charter dated 1143, subscribed by "…Erckenberto prefati Henrici fratre de Widaa"[406]

 

 

1.         HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" von Weida (-3 Aug [1209]).  It is supposed that Heinrich [II] was the son of Heinrich [II] von Weida, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  According to a 13th century legendary account of the foundation of Kloster Mildenfurth, it was founded by "Heinrich der Reiche von Weida und seine Gemahlin Berta" dated [8 Sep] 1193 (no charter survives)[407].  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "III Non Aug" of "primo fundator ecclesie…dominus Heinricus advocatus de Wida appellatus Dives"[408]m BERTA, daughter of --- (-24 Sep ----).  According to a 13th century legendary account of the foundation of Kloster Mildenfurth, it was founded by "Heinrich der Reiche von Weida und seine Gemahlin Berta" dated [8 Sep] 1193 (no charter survives)[409].  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "domina Berchta uxor eius [=primo fundator ecclesie…dominus Heinricus advocatus de Wida appellatus Dives] comitissa de Tyrol, fundator ecclesie sepedicte"[410].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         HEINRICH [III] "senior" von Weida (-9 Jul [1219/24]).  "Henricus advocatus de Vida fratresque eius" confirmed the donations made to Kloster Mildenfurth by "Henricus de Vida pie memorie pater noster", for the souls of "ipsius et matris nostre Berchte", by charter dated 1209, witnessed by "Henricus advocatus de Straszberg, Erkenbertus, Willebrandus, Gotfridus, Diepoldus in Gera…"[411].  "H[enricus] senior advocatus de Wida" donated mills between Körner and Graba to Kloster Volkenrode by charter dated to [1209/38][412].  "…Heinricus de Widah et frater suus…" subscribed the charter dated 2 Jun 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany donated the hospital of the poor at Altenburg to the Teutonic Knights[413].  "…Heinricus et duo fratres eius advocati de Wida…" subscribed the charter dated 10 Jun 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to Kloster Waldsassen[414].  The necrology of Kloster Altenbiesen records the death "VII Id Jul" (dated to [1219/24]) of "frater Henricus advocatus senior de Wida"[415]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HEINRICH von Weida (-23 Sep, 1258 or after).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Wida", confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus de Rode" to the church of Plauen by charter dated 1 May 1236, witnessed by "…Heinrico filio meo seniore, Heinrico de Wida filio fratris mei…"[416].  It is likely that Heinrich was the son of Heinrich [III] "senior" von Weida: the charter dated 1 Sep 1254 quoted below shows him in a senior role compared to his two first cousins Heinrich Vogt von Plauen and Heinrich Vogt von Gera.  In addition, no record has yet been found of any sons of Heinrich [V] "junior".  Vogt von Weida. 

-         see below

ii)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 26 Mar 1234 under which "Cunradus de Corcauve" founded a memorial in Kloster Speinshart for the soul of "filii nostri Alberti, qui filiam advocati de Wida…duxerat in uxorem"[417].  It is likely that her father was Heinrich [III] "senior" von Weida, as it is improbable that his younger brother Heinrich [IV] "medius" could have had a daughter who was already married in 1234.  m ALBRECHT von Kotzau, son of KONRAD von Kotzau & his wife --- (-before 26 Mar 1234). 

b)         [sons .  "Henricus advocatus de Vida fratresque eius" confirmed the donations made to Kloster Mildenfurth by "Henricus de Vida pie memorie pater noster", for the souls of "ipsius et matris nostre Berchte", by charter dated 1209, witnessed by "Henricus advocatus de Straszberg, Erkenbertus, Willebrandus, Gotfridus, Diepoldus in Gera…"[418].  It is supposed that some of the witnesses were the unnamed brothers who joined with Heinrich [III] in the confirmation, especially as the name Erkenbert is featured.  "…Heinricus de Widah et frater suus…" subscribed the charter dated 2 Jun 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany donated the hospital of the poor at Altenburg to the Teutonic Knights[419].] 

c)         HEINRICH [IV] "medius" [later "senior"] von Weida (-1255).  "…Heinricus et duo fratres eius advocati de Wida…" subscribed the charter dated 10 Jun 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to Kloster Waldsassen[420].  Vogt von Weida.  Vogt von Plauen. 

-        VÖGTE von PLAUEN

d)         HEINRICH [V] "junior" von Weida (-28 May after 1240).  "…Heinricus et duo fratres eius advocati de Wida…" subscribed the charter dated 10 Jun 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to Kloster Waldsassen[421].  "Heinricus…medius advocatus in Wida" confirmed the donation of the church of Plauen made by "patris mei ac fratris mei Heinrici senioris" to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1224, witnessed by "…Heinrico advocato iuniore de Wida, urbanis de Gera…"[422].  Engelhard Bishop of Naumburg confirmed an agreement between "fratres de Lobdeburg Hartmannus et Hermannus" and "fratres…de Wida Heinricus et Heinricus" concerning rights over the churches in Greiz and Elsterburg by charter dated 25 Apr 1225[423].  "…Heinricus et Heinricus fratres advocati de Wida" subscribed the charter dated 10 Jul 1234 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Buch[424].  Vogt von Greiz.  "Heinrich dictus advocatus de Groyz" sold Reinhardsdorf to "fratri meo Henrico quondam advocato in Gera et sue relicte sorori Iutte" by charter dated 1240[425].  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "V Kal Jun" of "dominus Heinricus advocatus cognominatus de Groez"[426]m ISENGARD von Waldenburg, daughter of --- (-13 Mar ----).  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "III Id Mar" of "domina Ysengardis de Waldenberg uxor eius [=dominus Heinricus advocatus cognominatus de Groez]"[427]

 

 

HEINRICH von Weida, son of HEINRICH [III] "senior" von Weida & his wife --- (-23 Sep, 1258 or after).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Wida", confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus de Rode" to the church of Plauen by charter dated 1 May 1236, witnessed by "…Heinrico filio meo seniore, Heinrico de Wida filio fratris mei…"[428].  It is likely that Heinrich was the son of Heinrich [III] "senior" von Weida: the charter dated 1 Sep 1254 quoted below shows him in a senior role compared to his two first cousins Heinrich Vogt von Plauen and Heinrich Vogt von Gera.  In addition, no record has yet been found of any sons of Heinrich [V] "junior".  Vogt von Weida.  "H[einricus]…advocatus de Wida et H[enricus] advocatus de Gera" donated a serf to the church of St Peter at Zeitz by charter dated 1243[429].  "Henricus et Henricus domini advocati in Vida" donated property in Venska, Münchenreuth, Hirschberg and Gottmannsgrün to the parish church at Gefell by charter dated 21 Jul 1246, witnessed by "dominus de Gera, dominus Henricus de Plauben…"[430].  "Heinricus de Wida, Heinricus de Plawe, Heinricus de Gera advocati" agreed an alliance with "dominum nostrum" Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen against the king of Bohemia and the archbishop of Magdeburg by charter dated 1 Sep 1254[431].  "H[einricus] de Wida senior advocatus et iudex provincialis in Egra" granted exemptions to the monks of Waldsassen by charter dated 20 Dec 1257[432].  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "IX Kal Oct" of "Heinricus senior advocatus de Wida appellatus Phepfersack"[433]

m HEILIKA von Hardegg, daughter of --- (-18 Sep ----).  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "XIV Kal Oct" of "domina Heylike de Hardeck comitissa uxor eius [=Heinricus senior advocatus de Wida appellatus Phepfersack]"[434]

Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

1.         HEINRICH [VII] (-after 1260).  "Henricus et Henricus domini advocati in Vida" donated property in Venska, Münchenreuth, Hirschberg and Gottmannsgrün to the parish church at Gefell by charter dated 21 Jul 1246, witnessed by "dominus de Gera, dominus Henricus de Plauben…"[435]

2.         HEINRICH [VIII] "Ruthenus/Rufus" ["Reuß"] von Weida (-26 Nov [1279/80]).  Vogt von Weida.  "Henricus advocatus de Plawe dictus Ruthenus" sold property in Reichenbach and elsewhere to the Teutonic Knights at Plauen by charter dated 17 Aug 1266[436].  "Heinrich von Weida unnd…Heinrich von Gera" guaranteed the life interest in "den hof zu Straszbergk" granted by "unnser…vetter…Heinrich von Plauen advocatus" to "seinem gemahell Cunigundi" by charter dated 29 Mar 1276[437].  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "VI Kal Dec" of "dominus Heinricus senior advocatus de Wyda appellatus Rufus"[438]m firstly IRMGARD von Dewin, daughter of --- (-24 Jan ----).  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "Non Kal Feb, hoc est tercia post festum Vincencii" of "domina Yrmgardis comitissa de Dewin"[439]m secondly (before 19 Jun 1258) SOPHIE von Orlamünde, daughter of HERMANN [II] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Beatrix von Andechs-Merano).  "Hermann, Otto, Albert Grafen von Orlamunde und ihre Schwester Sophia advocatissa von Wida" donated property to Kloster Pforte, for the soul of "ihres verstorbenen Vaters Hermann", by charter dated 19 Jun 1258[440].  Heinrich [VIII] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         IRMGARD (-after 1306).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 11 Sep 1281 under which "Henricus advocatus senior de Wida et Irmengardis soror eius relicta nobilis viri Richardi dicti de Damen" donated their rights in property at Zwätzen to the Teutonic Order, witnessed by "dominus Henricus senior advocatus in Plawen et Henricus et Henricus filii eius et dominus Henricus senior advocatus in Plawen…"[441].  "Hinricus advocatus senior de Wida" confirmed the donation to Kloster Cronschwitz made by "sororis mee Ermengardis de Damis" by charter dated 14 Jun 1289[442].  "Heynricus dictus advocatus de Wida senior" confirmed a donation to Kloster Cronschwitz made by "soror nostra Yrmegaardis dicta de Damis" after the death of "filie nostre Sophie" by charter dated 1306[443]m RICHARD von Dahmen, son of --- (-before 11 Sep 1281). 

b)         HEILIKAm RUDOLF [I] Schenk von Vargula, son of --- (-after 1281). 

Heinrich [VIII] & his second wife had two children: 

c)         HEINRICH [IX] von Weida (-[28 Sep 1316/1320]).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][444].  "Heynricus dictus advocatus de Wida senior" confirmed a donation to Kloster Cronschwitz made by "soror nostra Yrmegaardis dicta de Damis" after the death of "filie nostre Sophie" by charter dated 1306[445].  The necrology of Kloster Mildenfurth records the death "XV Kal Oct" of "Heinricus junior advocatus de Wida cognominatus de Orlamünde"[446]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [IX] & his wife had children: 

-        VÖGTE von WEIDA

d)         HEINRICH [X] von Weida (-[22 Mar/22 Jul] 1293).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][447]

 

 

 

B.      VÖGTE von PLAUEN

 

 

HEINRICH [IV] "medius" [later "senior"] von Weida, son of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" von Weida & his wife Berta --- (-1255).  "…Heinricus et duo fratres eius advocati de Wida…" subscribed the charter dated 10 Jun 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to Kloster Waldsassen[448].  Vogt von Weida.  "Heinricus…medius advocatus in Wida" confirmed the donation of the church of Plauen made by "patris mei ac fratris mei Heinrici senioris" to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1224, witnessed by "…Heinrico advocato iuniore de Wida, urbanis de Gera…"[449].  Engelhard Bishop of Naumburg confirmed an agreement between "fratres de Lobdeburg Hartmannus et Hermannus" and "fratres…de Wida Heinricus et Heinricus" concerning rights over the churches in Greiz and Elsterburg by charter dated 25 Apr 1225[450].  Vogt von Plauen.  Friedrich II King of Germany granted the towns of Asch and Selb to "Heinricis seniori regni nostro advocato et exercitus capitaneo domino de Plawen et iuniori…militis eius filio advocato de Plawen" by charter dated 10 May 1232[451].  "…Heinricus et Heinricus fratres advocati de Wida" subscribed the charter dated 10 Jul 1234 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Buch[452].  Engelhard Bishop of Naumburg, at the request of "Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida", separated "capellam in castro suo Gera" from the parish of Gera by charter dated 5 Oct 1234[453].  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Wida", confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus de Rode" to the church of Plauen by charter dated 1 May 1236, witnessed by "…Heinrico filio meo seniore, Heinrico de Wida filio fratris mei…"[454].  Vogt von Gera.  "Heinrich unnd Jutta grevyn zu Gera" donated property to the church of St John at Gera by charter dated 8 Sep 1238[455].  The early 14th century Chronicon Terræ Prussiæ of Peter von Dusburg records that "Henricus de Wida" led "dominum de Wida consanguineum suum…ad terram Prussie" and, "de licencia uxoris sue", adopted "habitum fratrum domus Theutonice", and was appointed "magister terre Prussie tercius" in 1247, a position he held for eight years[456].  "Heinrich dictus advocatus de Groyz" sold Reinhardsdorf to "fratri meo Henrico quondam advocato in Gera et sue relicte sorori Iutte" by charter dated 1240[457]

m JUTTA von Altenburg, daughter of --- (-after 1 May 1268).  "Heinrich unnd Jutta grevyn zu Gera" donated property to the church of St John at Gera by charter dated 8 Sep 1238[458].  Pope Gregory IX appointed the bishop of Naumburg as guardian of "filios…adhuc in etate ternera" of "Henricus quondam advocatus de Gera et I[utta] relicta ipsius" by charter dated 16 Dec 1238[459].  "Edle frawe Gutta" founded Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1238[460].  Willebrand Archbishop of Magdeburg confirmed the foundation of Kloster Cronschwitz by "matrona Jutha coniunx H[enrici] quondam advocati de Gera" by charter dated 17 Nov 1239[461].  The early 14th century Chronicon Terræ Prussiæ of Peter von Dusburg records that "uxoris sue" entered "claustrum sanctimonialium in Cronswicz" when "Henricus de Wida" became a Teutonic Knight[462].  "Heinrich dictus advocatus de Groyz" sold Reinhardsdorf to "fratri meo Henrico quondam advocato in Gera et sue relicte sorori Iutte" by charter dated 1240[463].  "Henricus advocatus de Gera" donated property "in villa Bernnszdorf de morte fratris mei…Henrici canonici Magdeburgensis" to "reverende matri mee sorori Iutte priorisse in Cronswicz", with the consent of "fratris nostri He[n]rici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated to [1250][464].  "Heynricus advocatus de Gera" sold property "in Grewcz et…in valle Saxa" to "matri mee Iutte priorisse in Cronszwicz", with the consent of "fratris mei Henrici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated 1259[465].  "Henricus advocatus de Gera" confirmed a donation to Kloster Cronschwitz, at the request of "genetricis mee fundatricis eiusdem loci", by charter dated 1 May 1268[466]

Heinrich [IV] & his wife had [five or more] children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Plauen "Reuß" (-after 24 Aug 1302).  Friedrich II King of Germany granted the towns of Asch and Selb to "Heinricis seniori regni nostro advocato et exercitus capitaneo domino de Plawen et iuniori…militis eius filio advocato de Plawen" by charter dated 10 May 1232[467].  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Wida", confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus de Rode" to the church of Plauen by charter dated 1 May 1236, witnessed by "…Heinrico filio meo seniore, Heinrico de Wida filio fratris mei…"[468].  Vogt von Plauen.  "Heinricus…advocatus de Plawe" granted rights in property in "pagi Dobnensis" to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of "fratris mei Henrici advocati de Gera", by charter dated 29 May 1244[469].  "Henricus et Henricus domini advocati in Vida" donated property in Venska, Münchenreuth, Hirschberg and Gottmannsgrün to the parish church at Gefell by charter dated 21 Jul 1246, witnessed by "dominus de Gera, dominus Henricus de Plauben…"[470].  "Hinricus advocatus de Gera…et Hinricus frater meus advocatus de Plauwen" pledged property in Lusan to "fratre meo Hinrico Magdeburgensi canonico", to be donated to Kloster Cronschwitz, by charter dated 17 Aug 1248[471].  "Henricus advocatus de Gera" donated property "in villa Bernnszdorf de morte fratris mei…Henrici canonici Magdeburgensis" to "reverende matri mee sorori Iutte priorisse in Cronswicz", with the consent of "fratris nostri He[n]rici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated to [1250][472].  "Heinricus de Wida, Heinricus de Plawe, Heinricus de Gera advocati" agreed an alliance with "dominum nostrum" Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen against the king of Bohemia and the archbishop of Magdeburg by charter dated 1 Sep 1254[473].  "Heynricus advocatus de Gera" sold property "in Grewcz et…in valle Saxa" to "matri mee Iutte priorisse in Cronszwicz", with the consent of "fratris mei Henrici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated 1259[474].  "Henrich vogt von Plawe, den man nennet Russze" confirmed donations to the Teutonic Knights made by "seines verstorbenen Vaters" by charter dated 24 Jun 1274[475].  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][476].  "Henricus ac Henricus senior et iunior advocati de Plawe" confirmed a purchase of property by Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 16 Oct 1295[477].  Bruno Bishop of Naumburg confirmed the donation of property at Lohma made to Altenburg by "Heinricus et Heinricus senior et iunior…advocati de Plawe" by charter dated 1296[478].  "Heinricus de Plawe senior advocatus" confirmed property at Kröbern to Kloster Buch by charter dated 28 Dec 1297[479].  "H[einricus] senior et H[einricus] junior advocati de Plawe" donated property to the Teutonic Knights in Plauen by charter dated 23 Jun 1299[480].  "Heinrich der Älterere Vogt von Plauen" donated property to Kloster Plauen by charter dated 13 Feb 1301, witnessed by "Henrico filio meo et Henrico filio filii mei…"[481].  "Heinricus advocatus de Plawe senior et Henricus de Seburc et Heinricus de Swarzburg filii filiorum eius" confirmed the property of Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 24 Aug 1302[482]m firstly ADELHEID von Lobdeburg-Leuchtenberg, daughter of HERMANN von Lobdeburg-Leuchtenberg & his wife Mechtild ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 1307 under which "Hermannus et Albertus fratres de Lobdeburg dicti de Luchtinburg" donated "vineam circe Lobde sitam" to "soror Mechtildis de Plawe…nostra consanguinea…priorissa" of Cronschwitz by charter dated 1307[483]m secondly KUNIGUNDE von Lützelstein, daughter of --- (-after 1298).  "Heinrich von Weida unnd…Heinrich von Gera" guaranteed the life interest in "den hof zu Straszbergk" granted by "unnser…vetter…Heinrich von Plauen advocatus" to "seinem gemahell Cunigundi" by charter dated 29 Mar 1276[484].  "Kunegundis advocata de Plawe" donated "aquam…Elstra" to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1298[485].  Heinrich & his first wife had three children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Plauen (-[13 Feb 1301/24 Aug 1302]).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][486].  "Henricus ac Henricus senior et iunior advocati de Plawe" confirmed a purchase of property by Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 16 Oct 1295[487].  Bruno Bishop of Naumburg confirmed the donation of property at Lohma made to Altenburg by "Heinricus et Heinricus senior et iunior…advocati de Plawe" by charter dated 1296[488].  "Heinrich der Älterere Vogt von Plauen" donated property to Kloster Plauen by charter dated 13 Feb 1301, witnessed by "Henrico filio meo et Henrico filio filii mei…"[489]m KATHARINA von Riesenburg, daughter of --- (-[1333]).  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH von Plauen gt von Seeberg (-before 8 May 1348).  "Heinrich der Älterere Vogt von Plauen" donated property to Kloster Plauen by charter dated 13 Feb 1301, witnessed by "Henrico filio meo et Henrico filio filii mei…"[490].  "Heinricus advocatus de Plawe senior et Henricus de Seburc et Heinricus de Swarzburg filii filiorum eius" confirmed the property of Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 24 Aug 1302[491].  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera et Heinricus senior et Heinricus junior advocati dicti de Plawe" committed to "matertere nostre sorori Mechthildi de Plawe priorisse in Cronswiz" to donate revenue annually to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 20 May 1304, witnessed by "frater Heinricus de Gera prior Plawensis…"[492]m MARGARETE von Seeberg, daughter of --- (-[1322]). 

-         VÖGTE von PLAUEN (older line)

b)         HEINRICH von Plauen (-12 Dec 1295).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][493]m as her first husband, JUTTA von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [V] Graf von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg & his wife Sophia of Halicz (-Kloster Ilm after 10 May 1329).  The primary sources which confirm her parentage and two marriages have not yet been identified.  She married secondly Friedrich "Clemm" von Meissen.  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH von Plauen gt von Schwarzburg "Reuß" (-18 Dec 1350).  "Heinricus advocatus de Plawe senior et Henricus de Seburc et Heinricus de Swarzburg filii filiorum eius" confirmed the property of Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 24 Aug 1302[494].  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera et Heinricus senior et Heinricus junior advocati dicti de Plawe" committed to "matertere nostre sorori Mechthildi de Plawe priorisse in Cronswiz" to donate revenue annually to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 20 May 1304, witnessed by "frater Heinricus de Gera prior Plawensis…"[495].  "Henricus de Plawe advocatus dictus Ruthenus" donated property to Kloster Cronschwitz, for the soul of "collateralis nostre…domine Sophie necnon progenitorum nostrorum", by charter dated 12 Aug 1313, witnessed by "Henricus advocatus de Wida senior patruus noster, Henricus advocatus de Plawe patruus noster…"[496]m firstly (1306) SOPHIE von Beichlingen, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Beichlingen & his wife Oda von Honstein (-[1335]).  "Henricus de Plawe advocatus dictus Ruthenus" donated property to Kloster Cronschwitz, for the soul of "collateralis nostre…domine Sophie necnon progenitorum nostrorum", by charter dated 12 Aug 1313[497].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   m secondly SALOMEA von Sagan, daughter of HEINRICH II Duke of Sagan [Piast] & his wife Mathilde von Brandenburg (-after 12 Jun 1359).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

-         VÖGTE von PLAUEN (younger line)

c)         MECHTILD von Plauen (-after 14 Oct 1328).  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera et Heinricus senior et Heinricus junior advocati dicti de Plawe" committed to "matertere nostre sorori Mechthildi de Plawe priorisse in Cronswiz" to donate revenue annually to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 20 May 1304, witnessed by "frater Heinricus de Gera prior Plawensis…"[498].  Prioress of Cronschwitz.  "Mechthilt von Plawen di priorin zu Cronswiz" acknowledged donations made by "der erberi ritter her Cunrat von Bucwiz" by charter dated 1307[499]

2.         HEINRICH von Gera (-after 1 May 1268).  "H[einricus]…advocatus de Wida et H[enricus] advocatus de Gera" donated a serf to the church of St Peter at Zeitz by charter dated 1243[500].  Vogt von Gera. 

-        VÖGTE von GERA

3.         HEINRICH (-[1250]).  "Hinricus advocatus de Gera…et Hinricus frater meus advocatus de Plauwen" pledged property in Lusan to "fratre meo Hinrico Magdeburgensi canonico", to be donated to Kloster Cronschwitz, by charter dated 17 Aug 1248[501].  Canon at Magdeburg.  "Henricus advocatus de Gera" donated property "in villa Bernnszdorf de morte fratris mei…Henrici canonici Magdeburgensis" to "reverende matri mee sorori Iutte priorisse in Cronswicz", with the consent of "fratris nostri He[n]rici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated to [1250][502]

4.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1278 under which "Graf Konrad von Eberstein" confirmed "das Dorf Straßberg" to "der Gemahlin desselben Kunigunde", at the request of "sororii Heinrici advocati de Plawe ac filiorum suorum Heinrici et Heinrici" by charter dated 25 May 1278[503]m KONRAD Graf von Everstein, son of --- (-[1283/84]). 

5.         [children .  Pope Gregory IX appointed the bishop of Naumburg as guardian of "filios…adhuc in etate ternera" of "Henricus quondam advocatus de Gera et I[utta] relicta ipsius" by charter dated 16 Dec 1238[504].] 

 

 

 

C.      VÖGTE von GERA

 

 

HEINRICH von Gera, son of HEINRICH [IV] "medius" [later "senior"] von Weida Vogt von Plauen & his wife Jutta --- (-after 1 May 1268).  "H[einricus]…advocatus de Wida et H[enricus] advocatus de Gera" donated a serf to the church of St Peter at Zeitz by charter dated 1243[505].  Vogt von Gera.  "Heinricus…advocatus de Plawe" granted rights in property in "pagi Dobnensis" to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of "fratris mei Henrici advocati de Gera", by charter dated 29 May 1244[506].  "Henricus et Henricus domini advocati in Vida" donated property in Venska, Münchenreuth, Hirschberg and Gottmannsgrün to the parish church at Gefell by charter dated 21 Jul 1246, witnessed by "dominus de Gera, dominus Henricus de Plauben…"[507].  "Hinricus advocatus de Gera…et Hinricus frater meus advocatus de Plauwen" pledged property in Lusan to "fratre meo Hinrico Magdeburgensi canonico", to be donated to Kloster Cronschwitz, by charter dated 17 Aug 1248[508].  "Henricus advocatus de Gera" donated property "in villa Bernnszdorf de morte fratris mei…Henrici canonici Magdeburgensis" to "reverende matri mee sorori Iutte priorisse in Cronswicz", with the consent of "fratris nostri He[n]rici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated to [1250][509].  "Heinricus de Wida, Heinricus de Plawe, Heinricus de Gera advocati" agreed an alliance with "dominum nostrum" Heinrich Markgraf von Meissen against the king of Bohemia and the archbishop of Magdeburg by charter dated 1 Sep 1254[510].  "Heynricus advocatus de Gera" sold property "in Grewcz et…in valle Saxa" to "matri mee Iutte priorisse in Cronszwicz", with the consent of "fratris mei Henrici advocati de Plawen", by charter dated 1259[511].  "Henricus advocatus de Gera" confirmed a donation to Kloster Cronschwitz, at the request of "genetricis mee fundatricis eiusdem loci", by charter dated 1 May 1268[512]

m LEUKARD von Heldrungen, daughter of --- (-1279). 

Heinrich & his wife had three children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] "senior" von Gera (-[1306/07]).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][513].  "Heinrich von Weida unnd…Heinrich von Gera" guaranteed the life interest in "den hof zu Straszbergk" granted by "unnser…vetter…Heinrich von Plauen advocatus" to "seinem gemahell Cunigundi" by charter dated 29 Mar 1276[514].  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera et Heinricus senior et Heinricus junior advocati dicti de Plawe" committed to "matertere nostre sorori Mechthildi de Plawe priorisse in Cronswiz" to donate revenue annually to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 20 May 1304, witnessed by "frater Heinricus de Gera prior Plawensis…"[515]m (before 27 Mar 1276) IRMGARD von Orlamünde, daughter of OTTO [III] "der Gewaltige" Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Agnes [von Truhendigen] (-bur Cronschwitz).  "Eynes herrn Gerawe mutter Ermegarde" donated revenue "auff dem dorffe Sqware" to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1307[516].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HEINRICH [IV] von Gera .  "Heynricus de Wida senior et Heynricus iunior dicti advocati" acknowledged that "Heynricus de Gera castellanus ibidem castro…consensu filiorum" had confirmed the donation to Kloster Cronschwitz made by "Gertrudis soror sua in villa dicta Walthersdorf" by charter dated 1315[517].  "Hinricus senior et Hinricus junior de Gera advocati" confirmed property of Kloster Cronschwitz in Waltersdorf by charter dated 1315, witnessed by "patrui et fratris Hinrici de Gera prioris in Plauwen…"[518].  "Heinricus senior et Heinricus iunior fratres advocati in Gera" confirmed property of Kloster Saalburg by charter dated 4 Jul 1316[519]

b)         HEINRICH [V] von Gera .  "Hinricus senior et Hinricus junior de Gera advocati" confirmed property of Kloster Cronschwitz in Waltersdorf by charter dated 1315, witnessed by "patrui et fratris Hinrici de Gera prioris in Plauwen…"[520].  "Heinricus senior et Heinricus iunior fratres advocati in Gera" confirmed property of Kloster Saalburg by charter dated 4 Jul 1316[521]

-        VÖGTE von GERA

c)         GERTRUD (-after 1315).  "Heynricus de Wida senior et Heynricus iunior dicti advocati" acknowledged that "Heynricus de Gera castellanus ibidem castro…consensu filiorum" had confirmed the donation to Kloster Cronschwitz made by "Gertrudis soror sua in villa dicta Walthersdorf" by charter dated 1315[522]

2.         HEINRICH [III] "junior" von Gera (-before 20 Jun 1309).  "Heinricus senior advocatus de Gera" donated revenue from his lake at Mühltroff to "patruus noster Hermannus magister ordinis fratrum domus Theutonice", with the consent of "patrui nostri Heinrici seniories de Plawen et Heinrici et Heinrici filiorum eius ac patrui nostri Heinrici senioris advocati de Wida et fratris sui Heinrici…etiam fratris nostri Heinrici de Gera", by charter dated to [1274/83][523].  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera iunior…cum duabus filiabus nostris" donated property in Lichtenberg to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1306[524]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         daughter .  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera iunior…cum duabus filiabus nostris" donated property in Lichtenberg to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1306[525]

b)         daughter .  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera iunior…cum duabus filiabus nostris" donated property in Lichtenberg to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 1306[526]

3.         HEINRICH von Gera (-after 1315).  "Heinricus advocatus de Gera et Heinricus senior et Heinricus junior advocati dicti de Plawe" committed to "matertere nostre sorori Mechthildi de Plawe priorisse in Cronswiz" to donate revenue annually to Kloster Cronschwitz by charter dated 20 May 1304, witnessed by "frater Heinricus de Gera prior Plawensis…"[527].  Prior of Plauen.  "Hinricus senior et Hinricus junior de Gera advocati" confirmed property of Kloster Cronschwitz in Waltersdorf by charter dated 1315, witnessed by "patrui et fratris Hinrici de Gera prioris in Plauwen…"[528]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN von WEIMAR

 

 

WILHELM, son of --- (-16 Apr 963).  Jackman speculates that Wilhelm was the son of Meinwerk [I], Thuringian count, whom he suggests married the sister of Hatheburg, first wife of Heinrich I King of Germany[529].  Graf in Südthüringau 949: "Otto…rex" donated property "in pago Thuringensi in comitatu Willilhelmi comitis…[et] in Gruoningo marcu quod idem Willihelmus comes et Gumberchtus fidelis noster" held previously to Kloster Hersfeld by charter dated 2 Feb 949[530].  "Otto…rex" confirmed previous grants to Kloster Gandersheim including property "in pago Suththuringa in comitatu Uuillihelmi…[et] in pago Nordthuringa…in comitatu Theoderici in loco…Uuanzleua…[et] in Hliuthirithi in comitatu Irmenfridi" by charter dated 21 Apr 956[531].  "Otto…rex" donated property "in Thuringia in comitatu Vuillihelmi" to Kloster Quedlinburg "pro filia nostra Mahthilda" by charter dated 956[532].  Graf im Gau Usiti [Husitin] 958: "Otto…rex" granted property "in locis Vurmerstat, Otunpach, Gozarstat, Haholtestat…in pago Usiti in comitatu comitis Uuillihelmi" to "vasallo comitisque…Billinc" by charter dated 2 Dec 958[533].  Graf im Altgau 961: "Otto…rex" granted property "Asundorf marcam et Dornsteti marcam Liubissa…in pago Hassigeuui in comitatu comitis Sigiuuridi…loco Biscopstat…in pago Altgeuui in comitatu comitis Uuillihelmi" to "vassallo Billing" by charter dated 23 Apr 961[534].  "Otto…rex" granted property "predium quale Huodo in beneficium habet in pago Helmingouue in comitatu Willihelmi comitis…[et] predium quale Adalbertus comes habet in comitatu ipsius in pago Northuringorum" to Magdeburg St Moritz by charter dated 29 Jul 961[535].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "963 XVI Kal Mai" of "Willihelm com"[536]

m ---.  The name of Graf Wilhelm's wife is not known, although onomastics suggest a connection with families in Thuringia who used the name Poppo.  Patze suggests that he married --- [im Grabfeld], daughter of Poppo [II] Duke of Thuringia, Graf im Volkfeld & his wife ---[537].  Jackman comments that "this is chronologically very unlikely"[538].  The source which provides the basis for this suggestion has not been identified, although her naming her supposed son Poppo suggests a connection.  It should be noted that the sons of Poppo [II] were Grafen im Grabfeld (according to Europäische Stammtafeln[539]).  The wife of Graf Wilhelm [I]'s possible son, Graf Wilhelm [II], was the daughter of Otto "Graf von Grabfeld".  This suggests some possible confusion between the wives of the two Grafen Wilhelm. 

Probable children, two brothers: 

1.         [WILHELM [II] "der Grosse" (-24 Dec 1003, bur Naumburg).  The Annalista Saxo records "duo fratres de loco qui Wimmeri dicitur in Thuringia, Willehelmus comes et Poppo ipsius cesaris capellanus", specifying that "frater vero illius Willelhelmus venerabili senectute vivens usque ad tempora Heinrici imperatoris de Bavenberch perduravit"[540].  Graf im Helmegau 965.  Graf im Altgau 967.  Graf in Visichgau [Weimar] 974.  He supported Heinrich "den Zänker" ex-Duke of Bavaria in his rebellion against Otto III King of Germany in 984[541].  Duke in Thuringia 1002.  The necrology of Fulda records the death "1003 IX Kal Ian" of "Willehelmus com"[542]m ---.  The name of Graf Wilhelm [II]'s wife is not known.  Jackman suggests[543], for onomastic reasons only it appears, that she was --- von Grabfeld, daughter of Otto Graf von Grabfeld [Konradiner] & his wife ---.  Graf Wilhelm [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         WILHELM [III] (-16 Apr 1039).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Weimar.  ["Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "que Gebehardus comes in beneficium habuit, in comitatu Piligrimi et in pago Matihgowe" to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 30 Dec 1014, with the consent of "Willehelmi comitis et fratris eius Popponis"[544].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property of "Willihelmus comes et Boppo frater eius in villa Winetre in pago Auelgouue in comitatu Ezzonis comitis" to Kloster St Petrus at Bonn by charter dated 25 Feb 1015[545].  It appears unlikely that these charters refer to Wilhelm [III] Graf von Weimar and his brother Poppo as the latter was already "Markgraf" of Carniola by 1012 and would presumably have been referred to by this title in documentation in subsequent years.  However, no other brothers of these names have yet been identified at that time.]  Graf in Eichsfeld 1022.  m firstly BERTA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly as her first husband, ODA der Ostmark, daughter of THIETMAR [IV] Markgraf der Ostmark & his wife --- (-before 1068).  The Annalista Saxo names Oda as wife of "Willehelmus comes de Wimmare" and records her second marriage to "Dedoni marchioni", but does not state her origin[546].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Odam matrem Othonis marchionis de Orlamunde" as wife of "secundus filius [comitis Tiderici] Dedo"[547].  She married secondly (after Apr 1039) as his first wife, Dedo II Markgraf der sächsischen Ostmark [Wettin].  Graf Wilhelm [III] & his second wife had four children: 

i)          WILHELM [IV] (-murdered Liège[548] 1062).  The Annalista Saxo names "Willehelmus marchiam" and his father "Willehelmus comes de Wimmare", when recording the former's appointment as Markgraf von Meissen[549]Graf von Weimar.  [Pfalzgraf von Sachsen 1042].  He succeeded in 1047 as WILHELM Markgraf von Meissen.  Graf von Merseburg 1062.

ii)         POPPO (-[1046/56]).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Willehelmus marchio, Otto et Poppo" as the three sons of "Willehelmus comes de Wimmare", when recording the former's appointment as Markgraf von Meissen[550].  Poppo had presumably died before 1056 as he is not mentioned in a later passage of that date with his two brothers[551].  1046.

iii)        OTTO (-early 1067).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Willehelmus marchio, Otto et Poppo" as the three sons of "Willehelmus comes de Wimmare", when recording the former's appointment as Markgraf von Meissen[552].  The Annalista Saxo says in one passage that Otto was "matrimonio inpari, matre scilicet Slavica, natus" but elsewhere that Oda (mother of "Dedo iunior") was "mater Ottonis de Orlagemunde"[553]Graf von Weimar.  He succeeded his brother in 1062 as OTTO Markgraf von Meissen.  Vogt of Merseburg cathedral 1066.  Graf von Orlamünde.  m (before 1060) as her first husband, ADELA de Louvain, daughter of LAMBERT II Comte de Louvain & his wife Uda of Lotharingia (-1083).  The Annalista Saxo records "Adhelam de Brabantia, ex castello quod Lovene dicitur" as wife of Markgraf Otto, and later her second marriage to Otto's stepfather[554].  She married secondly (1069) as his second wife, Dedo II Markgraf der Ostmark [Wettin].   Graf Otto & his wife had three children: 

(a)       ODA (-1111).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Odam, Cunigundam, Adelheidam" as the three daughters of Markgraf Otto & his wife, specifying that Oda married "Ecbertus marchio iunior de Bruneswic et hec sine liberis obit"[555]m (before 1080) EKBERT [II] Graf von Braunschweig Markgraf von Meissen, son of EKBERT [I] Graf von Braunschweig, Markgraf von Meissen & his wife Irmgard [Aemilia/Imula] di Susa (-3 Jul 1090).

(b)       KUNIGUNDE (-8 Jun 1140).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Odam, Cunigundam, Adelheidam" as the three daughters of Markgraf Otto & his wife, specifying that Kunigunde married firstly "regi Ruzorum", secondly "Cononi comiti de Bichlingge, filio ducis Ottonis de Northeim", and thirdly "Wipertus senior"[556].  The primary source which identifies her first husband more precisely has not yet been identified.  Baumgarten records her first marriage but cites only one secondary source in support[557].  Heiress of Beichlingen.  m firstly ([1073]) IAROPOLK PIOTR Iziaslavich Prince of Vladimir in Volynia, son of IZIASLAV I Iaroslavich Grand Prince of Kiev & his wife Gertrud of Poland (-murdered 22 Nov 1086).  m secondly KUNO von Northeim Graf von Beichlingen, son of OTTO II Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza of Swabia [Ezzonen] (-murdered 1103).  m thirdly (1110) as his second wife, WIPRECHT [II] von Groitsch, son of WIPRECHT [I] im Balsamgau & his wife Sigena von [Gross-]Leinungen heiress of Morungen und Gatersleben (-22 May 1124).  Burggraf von Magdeburg 1118.  Markgraf der Lausitz and Markgraf von Meissen 1123. 

(c)       ADELHEID ([1060/65]-28 Mar 1100).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Odam, Cunigundam, Adelheidam" as the three daughters of Markgraf Otto & his wife, specifying that Adelheid married "Adalberto comiti de Ballenstide"[558].  In a later passage, the Annalista Saxo records the death of "Adhela sive Adelheit palatina" in 1100 en route to Rome, repeating her parentage[559].  No other primary source has so far been identified which confirms her second and third marriages.  Heiress of Orlamünde.  m firstly (before 28 Oct 1074) ADALBERT [II] Graf von Ballenstedt, son of ESIKO Graf im Schwabengau und im Gau Serimunt & his wife Mathilde of Swabia (-[1076/83]).  m secondly HERMANN Pfalzgraf von Lotharingen, son of HEINRICH "Furiosus" Pfalzgraf von Lothringen [Ezzonen] & his wife Mathilde of Lotharingia (-20 Sep 1085).  m thirdly ([1089]) [as his second wife,] HEINRICH von Laach Pfalzgraf von Lotharingen, son of --- [von Gleiberg] & his wife ---] (-12 Apr 1095). 

iv)       ARIBO (-murdered 1070).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Deacon.

b)         POPPO von Weimar (-13 Jul before 1044).  The Annalista Saxo records "Popo" as father of "Odalricum" and as brother of "Willehelmi et Ottonis marchionum"[560], but this is chronologically difficult to sustain.  It is therefore more likely that Poppo was the son of Wilhelm [II] than Wilhelm [III] but the primary source which corroborates this has not so far been identified.  He succeeded in 1012 as POPPO I Marchese of Carniola and Istria, by right of his wife.  ["Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "que Gebehardus comes in beneficium habuit, in comitatu Piligrimi et in pago Matihgowe" to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 30 Dec 1014, with the consent of "Willehelmi comitis et fratris eius Popponis"[561].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property of "Willihelmus comes et Boppo frater eius in villa Winetre in pago Auelgouue in comitatu Ezzonis comitis" to Kloster St Petrus at Bonn by charter dated 25 Feb 1015[562].  It appears unlikely that these charters refer to Wilhelm [III] Graf von Weimar and his brother Poppo as the latter was already "Markgraf" of Carniola by 1012 and would presumably have been referred to by this title in documentation in subsequent years.  However, no other brothers of these names have yet been identified at that time.] 

-        MARCHESI of CARNIOLA and ISTRIA

c)         AGNES .  The Chronicon Gozecense apparently identifies the correct origin of Agnes when it names "Oudam" as daughter of "comes Fridericus [et] Agnam…de Wimare"[563].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified.  m FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Goseck, son of --- (-[1042]).  Pfalzgraf von Sachsen 1040.

2.         [POPPO (-before 973).  The Annalista Saxo records "duo fratres de loco qui Wimmeri dicitur in Thuringia, Willehelmus comes et Poppo ipsius cesaris capellanus"[564].  Thietmar names "Poppo brother of Count William", specifying that he was priest at the imperial court[565].] 

 

 



[1] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1034, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 517. 

[2] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[3] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 317.  

[4] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1104, MGH SS XVI, p. 17. 

[5] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[6] Annalista Saxo 1103. 

[7] Annalista Saxo 1103. 

[8] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[9] Annalista Saxo 1103. 

[10] Annalista Saxo 1103. 

[11] Stumpf, K. F. (ed.) (1863) Urkunden zur Geschichte des Erzbisthums Mainz im zwölften Jahrhundert (Acta Maguntina Seculi XII) (Innsbruck) (“Mainz Urkunden 12th Century”), 34, p. 37. 

[12] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 35, p. 40. 

[13] Aschbach, J. (1843) Geschichte der Grafen von Wertheim, Theil II, Wertheimisches Urkundenbuch (Frankfurt am Main) ("Wertheim Urkunden"), II, p. 2. 

[14] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1159, MGH SS XVI, p. 22. 

[15] Rein, W. (ed.) (1863) Urkundenbuch, Geschichte und Beschreibung der thüringischen Klöster, I, Ichtershausen (Weimar) (“Ichtershausen”), 9, p. 52 (which notes that the original charter no longer exists). 

[16] Ichtershausen 9, p. 52 (which notes that the original charter no longer exists). 

[17] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 83, p. 86. 

[18] Cronica S. Petri Erfordensis Moderna, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 374. 

[19] Ichtershausen 9, p. 52 (which notes that the original charter no longer exists). 

[20] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 96, p. 100. 

[21] Erhard, H. A. (ed.) (1851) Regesta historiæ Westfaliæ (Münster) ("Westfaliæ Regesta") Band II, DXIX, p. 220. 

[22] Heinemann, O. van (ed.) (1875) Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus (Dessau), Teil II, 181, p. 142. 

[23] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXCVII, p. 166. 

[24] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXCVII, p. 166. 

[25] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1034, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 517. 

[26] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1116, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 530. 

[27] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 13, p. 14. 

[28] Menzel, K. & Sauer, W. (eds.) (1885) Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1 (Wiesbaden), 188, p. 128. 

[29] Schöppach, K. (ed.) (1842) Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, I Theil (Meiningen) ("Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch Theil I"), IV, p. 3. 

[30] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 21, p. 23. 

[31] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 22, p. 24. 

[32] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 24, p. 27. 

[33] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 27, p. 30. 

[34] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 28, p. 31. 

[35] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 34, p. 37. 

[36] Chronicon Laureshamense, MGH SS XXI, p. 440. 

[37] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1152, MGH SS XVI, p. 20. 

[38] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 63, p. 65. 

[39] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1170, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 538. 

[40] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 13, p. 14. 

[41] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 19, p. 21. 

[42] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 21, p. 23. 

[43] Chronicon Laureshamense, MGH SS XXI, p. 440. 

[44] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1149, MGH SS XVI, p. 20. 

[45] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 47, p. 50. 

[46] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 47, p. 50. 

[47] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 47, p. 50. 

[48] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 47, p. 50. 

[49] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1149, MGH SS XVI, p. 20. 

[50] Annales Pegavienses 1120, MGH SS XVI, p. 254. 

[51] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 63, p. 65. 

[52] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 96, p. 100. 

[53] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 120, p. 123. 

[54] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 126, p. 127. 

[55] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1244, MGH SS XVI, p. 34. 

[56] Ichtershausen 50, p. 82. 

[57] ES XIX 98-102, extinct in the male line before 1307. 

[58] Ichtershausen 50, p. 82. 

[59] ES XIX 98, extinct in the male line in 1631. 

[60] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 120, p. 123. 

[61] Gudenus, V. F. de (1747) Codex Diplomaticus sive Anecdotorum, res moguntinas, francicas, trevirenses, colonienses, finitimarumque regionum (Goettingen), Tome II, LXXVIII, p. 105. 

[62] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 194, p. 132. 

[63] Chronicon Gozecense II.14, MGH SS X, p. 154. 

[64] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1130, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 532. 

[65] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 194, p. 132. 

[66] Annales Pegavienses 1148, MGH SS XVI, p. 258. 

[67] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1146, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 536. 

[68] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[69] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[70] Dronke, E. F. J. (ed.) Codex Diplomaticus Fuldensis (Cassel, 1850, reprint Aalen 1962) (“Fulda”), 773, p. 376. 

[71] Annales Pegavienses 1118, MGH SS XVI, p. 253. 

[72] Annales Pegavienses 1120, MGH SS XVI, p. 254.  

[73] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[74] Gudenus, Tome II, V, p. 11. 

[75] Gudenus, V. F. (1728) Sylloge I variorum Diplomatariorum (Frankfurt-am-Main), IV, p. 11. 

[76] ES XVI 144, extinct in the male line in 1287. 

[77] Gudenus, V. F. (1728) Sylloge I variorum Diplomatariorum (Frankfurt-am-Main), IV, p. 11. 

[78] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[79] ES XVI 145, extinct in the male line in [1354]. 

[80] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820.  

[81] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[82] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[83] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, IV, p. 3. 

[84] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 21, p. 23. 

[85] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[86] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 21, p. 23. 

[87] Chronicon Laureshamense, MGH SS XXI, p. 440. 

[88] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[89] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[90] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[91] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 21, p. 23. 

[92] Chronicon Laureshamense, MGH SS XXI, p. 440. 

[93] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[94] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[95] Jordan, K., trans. Falla, P. S. (1986) Henry the Lion: a Biography (Clarendon Press, Oxford), p. 106. 

[96] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[97] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[98] Wenck, H. B. (1783) Hessische Landesgeschichte mit einem Urkundenbuch, Band I Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch (Darmstadt) ("Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch"), CCCLXVI, p. 271. 

[99] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, p. 820. 

[100] De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses I, MGH SS XVII, p. 328. 

[101] Necrologium Diessense , Augsburg Necrologies, p. 7. 

[102] Röhricht, R. (ed.) (1893) Regesta Regni Hierosolymitani (Oeniponti), 933, p. 247. 

[103] ES XVI 144. 

[104] Nielen, M.-A. (ed.) (2003) Lignages d'Outremer (Paris), Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXXIII, p. 69. 

[105] Röhricht 828, p. 222. 

[106] Röhricht 978, p. 257. 

[107] Röhricht 978, p. 257. 

[108] ES XVI 144. 

[109] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 136, p. 139. 

[110] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXIX, p. 20. 

[111] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 230. 

[112] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1200, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 563. 

[113] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXIX, p. 20. 

[114] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXIX, p. 20. 

[115] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXIV, p. 24. 

[116] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXV, p. 25. 

[117] Wenck, H. B. (1783) Hessische Landesgeschichte mit einem Urkundenbuch, Band I Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch (Darmstadt) ("Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch"), LV, p. 38. 

[118] Van Den Bergh, L. P. C. (1873) Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland, Eerste afdeeling, tweede deel (Amsterdam) ("Oorkondenboek Holland (1873)"), 432, p. 192. 

[119] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[120] Bruch, H. (ed.) (1973) Chronologia Johannes de Beke (The Hague), 66a, p. 163, available at < http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten /KroniekVanJohannesDeBekeTot1430/latijn> (31 Aug 2006). 

[121] Van Den Bergh, L. P. C. (1866) Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland, Eerste afdeeling, eerste deel (Amsterdam) ("Oorkondenboek Holland (1866)"), 495, p. 265. 

[122] Beka's Egmondsch Necrologium, in Oppermann, O. (1933) Fontes Egmundenses (Utrecht), p. 110. 

[123] Beka's Egmondsch Necrologium, in Oppermann, O. (1933) Fontes Egmundenses (Utrecht), p. 110. 

[124] Oorkondenboek Holland (1873), 432, p. 192. 

[125] Notæ Altahenses 1277, MGH SS XVII, p. 422. 

[126] Necrologia Aldersbacensia, Passau Necrologies I, p. 4. 

[127] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), Bruchstücke einer Brandenburgischen Chronik in Pulcawa's Böhmischer Chronik, p. 14. 

[128] Oorkondenboek Holland (1873), 353, p. 152. 

[129] Oorkondenboek Holland (1873), 432, p. 192. 

[130] ES I.2 184. 

[131] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritter Haupttheil - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXIV Kloster Arendsee, I, p. 1. 

[132] Weller, K. (ed.) (1899) Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I (Stuttgart), 274, p. 180. 

[133] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 296.2, p. 197. 

[134] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 465, p. 320. 

[135] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXIX, p. 20. 

[136] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXV, p. 25. 

[137] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVII, p. 27. 

[138] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 229. 

[139] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVII, p. 27. 

[140] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVIII, p. 27. 

[141] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 465, p. 320. 

[142] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XCV, p. 32. 

[143] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXVIII, p. 70. 

[144] Bechstein, L. & Brückner, G. (eds.) (1847) Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, II Theil (Meiningen) ("Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II"), LI, p. 26. 

[145] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, LI, p. 26. 

[146] ES XVI 146-149, extinct in the male line in 1549. 

[147] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVIII, p. 27. 

[148] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 465, p. 320. 

[149] Wertheim Urkunden, XLI, p. 45. 

[150] Wertheim Urkunden, XXXVIII, p. 41. 

[151] Wertheim Urkunden, XLII, p. 46. 

[152] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CCVII, p. 116. 

[153] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXVI, p. 69. 

[154] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CL, p. 87. 

[155] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CL, p. 87. 

[156] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVIII, p. 27. 

[157] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 465, p. 320. 

[158] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVIII, p. 27. 

[159] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, XCIV, p. 62. 

[160] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CLXI, p. 93. 

[161] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, LXXXIV, p. 48. 

[162] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XCV, p. 32. 

[163] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CI, p. 55. 

[164] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXII, p. 71. 

[165] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CLXI, p. 93. 

[166] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXII, p. 71. 

[167] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CLXI, p. 93. 

[168] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, LXXIV, p. 51. 

[169] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, XCIV, p. 62. 

[170] Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, Bruchstücke einer Brandenburgischen Chronik in Pulcawa's Böhmischer Chronik, p. 18. 

[171] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXIII, p. 72. 

[172] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXII, p. 71. 

[173] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[174] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[175] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[176] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[177] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXII, p. 71. 

[178] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CLXI, p. 93. 

[179] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, LVI, p. 29. 

[180] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, LXXXVII, p. 58. 

[181] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[182] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVII, p. 75. 

[183] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXII, p. 71. 

[184] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CLXI, p. 93. 

[185] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[186] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CLXXII, p. 104. 

[187] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CLXXII, p. 104. 

[188] ES XVI 146-149, extinct in the male line in 1583. 

[189] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CXXXII, p. 71. 

[190] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, CLXI, p. 93. 

[191] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, CXVI, p. 73. 

[192] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 523, p. 355. 

[193] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 538, p. 370. 

[194] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 626, p. 449. 

[195] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1060, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 521. 

[196] ES XVII 91. 

[197] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[198] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[199] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[200] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 588. 

[201] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[202] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 13, p. 14. 

[203] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[204] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[205] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 63, p. 65. 

[206] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 96, p. 100. 

[207] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1189, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 544. 

[208] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 588. 

[209] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 587. 

[210] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 96, p. 100. 

[211] Jacobs, E. (ed.) (1874) Urkundenburch des in der Grafschaft Wernigerode belegenen Klosters Drübeck (Halle) ("Drübeck"), 22, p. 25. 

[212] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 13, p. 14. 

[213] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 181, p. 142. 

[214] Iohannis Capitis Historia Monasterii Ilfeldensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 588. 

[215] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 230. 

[216] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 181, p. 142. 

[217] ES XVII 92-93, extinct in the male line in 1593. 

[218] ES XVII 92, extinct in the male line in 1356. 

[219] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[220] ES I.2 182. 

[221] ES I.2 182. 

[222] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch Band I, 425, p. 487. 

[223] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 42. 

[224] Reitzenstein, C. von (1871) Regesten der Grafen von Orlamünde (Bayreuth) ("Orlamünde Regesten"), p. 27. 

[225] Annalista Saxo 1101. 

[226] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 5, p. 7. 

[227] Jungio, J. H. (1774) (Hannover) Historiæ antiquísima comitatus Benthemiensis, Codex diplomatum et documentorum variorum pro Historia Benthemiensi ("Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi"), V, p. 9. 

[228] Heinemann, O. van (ed.) (1867) Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus (Dessau), Teil I, 285, p. 211. 

[229] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 144, p. 145. 

[230] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1125, MGH SS XVI, p. 17. 

[231] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1125, MGH SS XVI, p. 17. 

[232] Conventus Leodiensis, MGH LL 2, p. 77. 

[233] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 14, p. 16. 

[234] Annales Herbopolenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 2. 

[235] Annales Rodenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 714. 

[236] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch Band I, 469, p. 528. 

[237] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 285, p. 211. 

[238] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 286, p. 211. 

[239] Zahn, J. (ed.) (1875) Urkundenbuch des Herzogthums Steiermark (Graz) ("Steiermark Urkundenbuch"), Band I, 265, p. 278. 

[240] Necrologium Mellicense Antiquissimum, Passau Necrologies (II), p. 522. 

[241] Necrologium Michaelburanum, Salzburg Necrologies, p. 212. 

[242] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[243] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[244] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 63, p. 65. 

[245] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 3, VII, p. 84. 

[246] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1176, MGH SS XVI, p. 23. 

[247] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[248] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[249] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 126, p. 127. 

[250] Excerpta ex Chronica Godefridi Coloniensis 1198-1238, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 356. 

[251] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 71. 

[252] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 71. 

[253] Excerpta ex Chronica Godefridi Coloniensis 1198-1238, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 356. 

[254] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 67. 

[255] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 71. 

[256] Hasse, P. (ed.) (1886) Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden (Hamburg, Leipzig), Band I, 281, p. 134. 

[257] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 287, p. 136. 

[258] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 328, p. 150. 

[259] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 340, p. 154. 

[260] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 368, p. 164. 

[261] ES I.2 185. 

[262] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 2005, p. 157. 

[263] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 84. 

[264] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1200, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 564. 

[265] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 386, p. 170. 

[266] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 67. 

[267] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1244, MGH SS XVI, p. 34. 

[268] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 67. 

[269] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 67. 

[270] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 67. 

[271] Ichtershausen 50, p. 82. 

[272] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 85. 

[273] Annales Erphordenses 1248, MGH SS XVI, p. 35. 

[274] ES I.2 185. 

[275] Stillfried, R. M. von (1843) Monumenta Zollerana, Quellensammlung zur Geschichte des erlauchten Hauses der Grafen von Zollern und Burggrafen von Nürnberg, Erster Theil (Halle) ("Monumenta Zollerana (1843))", LV, p. 84. 

[276] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), LVIII, p. 87. 

[277] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), LIX, p. 89. 

[278] Bernard, A. and Bruel, A. (eds.) (1876-1903) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Cluny ( Paris), Tome VI, 5156, p. 599. 

[279] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 89. 

[280] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), LVIII, p. 87. 

[281] ES I.2 185. 

[282] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 115. 

[283] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 102. 

[284] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 89. 

[285] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 89. 

[286] ES I.2 185. 

[287] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 89. 

[288] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 89. 

[289] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), LVIII, p. 87. 

[290] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 101. 

[291] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 101. 

[292] ES I.2 185. 

[293] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 132. 

[294] ES I.2 185. 

[295] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 102. 

[296] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 111. 

[297] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 102. 

[298] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), CXXXIX, p. 175. 

[299] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), CXL, p. 176. 

[300] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 111. 

[301] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 114. 

[302] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 128.  

[303] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 118. 

[304] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134. 

[305] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 114. 

[306] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 118. 

[307] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 118. 

[308] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 128. 

[309] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134. 

[310] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 136.  

[311] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 118. 

[312] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134. 

[313] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 118. 

[314] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134. 

[315] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 128. 

[316] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134. 

[317] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 128. 

[318] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134.  

[319] Schmidt, B. (ed.) (1884) Urkundenbuch der Vögte von Weida, Gera und Plauen, Band I (Jena) ("Weida Urkundenbuch"), 397, p. 192. 

[320] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 102. 

[321] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 111. 

[322] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 102. 

[323] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), CXXXIX, p. 175. 

[324] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), CXL, p. 176. 

[325] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 111. 

[326] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 111. 

[327] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 115. 

[328] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 118. 

[329] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 125. 

[330] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CCXV, p. 178. 

[331] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 136. 

[332] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 128. 

[333] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 134. 

[334] ES I.3 312. 

[335] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[336] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1034, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 517. 

[337] ES I.3 312. 

[338] ES II 153. 

[339] Vita Guntheri Eremitæ 4, MGHSS XI, p.  277. 

[340] Kosztolnyik, Z. J. (2002) Hungary under the Early Árpáds, 890s to 1063 (East European Monographs, Boulder, distributed by Columbia University Press, New York), p. 178. 

[341] ES I.3 312. 

[342] Vita Guntheri Eremitæ 4, MGHSS XI, p.  277. 

[343] ES I.3 312, which makes no mention of his connection with Hungary, but shows his older brother Sizzo (-before [1005/12]) as reputed ancestor of the Grafen (later Fürsten) von Schwa rzburg. 

[344] Kosztolnyik (2002), p. 178. 

[345] Vita Guntheri Eremitæ 13, MGHSS XI, p.  279. 

[346] Cosmæ Pragensis Chronica Boemorum II.13, MGH SS IX, p. 75. 

[347] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[348] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1034, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 517. 

[349] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[350] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[351] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[352] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[353] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[354] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[355] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 188, p. 128. 

[356] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, IV, p. 3. 

[357] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 21, p. 23. 

[358] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 22, p. 24. 

[359] Gudenus, V. F. de (1743) Codex Diplomaticus Moguntiaca (Goettingen), Tome I, LII, p. 139

[360] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 34, p. 37. 

[361] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 63, p. 65. 

[362] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[363] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1160, MGH SS XVI, p. 22. 

[364] Gudenus, Tome I, LII, p. 139

[365] Chronicon Gozecense II.16, MGH SS X, p. 154, this undated paragraph following the one recording his father's death and prior to one dealing with events in 1126. 

[366] Gudenus, Tome I, LII, p. 139

[367] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 63, p. 65. 

[368] Ichtershausen 9, p. 52 (which notes that the original charter no longer exists). 

[369] Jordan (1986), p. 82. 

[370] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 96, p. 100. 

[371] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 327.  

[372] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[373] Gudenus, Tome I, LII, p. 139

[374] Ichtershausen 9, p. 52 (which notes that the original charter no longer exists). 

[375] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 126, p. 127. 

[376] Hodenberg, W. von (ed.) (1858) Calenberger Urkundenbuch, Dritte Abtheilung (Stift Loccum) (Hannover) (“Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum)”) I, pp. 2 and 4. 

[377] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[378] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[379] ES I.3 321, extinct in the male line in [1385/86]. 

[380] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[381] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 4. 

[382] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[383] Mecklenburgisches Urkundenbuch, Band I 786-1250 (Schwerin, 1863), 160. 

[384] Lamey, A. (1779) Diplomatische Geschichte der alten Grafen von Ravensberg (Mannheim) ("Ravensberg Codex"), XXIX, p. 33. 

[385] Jordan (1986), p. 82. 

[386] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1193, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 559. 

[387] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 126, p. 127. 

[388] Gudenus, Tome I, CCVI, p. 520. 

[389] Annales Erphordenses 1236, MGH SS XVI, p. 31. 

[390] Gudenus, Tome I, CCVI, p. 520. 

[391] Annales Erphordenses 1248, MGH SS XVI, p. 35. 

[392] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 181, p. 142. 

[393] Annales Erphordenses 1248, MGH SS XVI, p. 35. 

[394] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 181, p. 142. 

[395] Baumgarten (1927), citing Voigt Codex dipl. Pruss. II, 53, 116, 119, 175. 

[396] ES I.3 313-314, extinct in the male line in 1564. 

[397] ES I.3 315-320, extinct in the male line in 1971. 

[398] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil I, XXXVIII, p. 27. 

[399] Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II, XCIV, p. 62. 

[400] Weida Urkundenbuch, 1, p. 1. 

[401] Weida Urkundenbuch, 3, p. 1. 

[402] Weida Urkundenbuch, 4, p. 2. 

[403] Weida Urkundenbuch, 22, p. 8. 

[404] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 17, MGH SS XXI, p. 137. 

[405] Weida Urkundenbuch, 26, p. 9. 

[406] Weida Urkundenbuch, 4, p. 2. 

[407] Weida Urkundenbuch, 32, p. 11. 

[408] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[409] Weida Urkundenbuch, 32, p. 11. 

[410] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[411] Weida Urkundenbuch, 38, p. 14. 

[412] Weida Urkundenbuch, 37, p. 13. 

[413] Weida Urkundenbuch, 41, p. 17. 

[414] Weida Urkundenbuch, 42, p. 17. 

[415] Weida Urkundenbuch, 48, p. 19. 

[416] Weida Urkundenbuch, 64, p. 29. 

[417] Weida Urkundenbuch, 59, p. 27. 

[418] Weida Urkundenbuch, 38, p. 14. 

[419] Weida Urkundenbuch, 41, p. 17. 

[420] Weida Urkundenbuch, 42, p. 17. 

[421] Weida Urkundenbuch, 42, p. 17. 

[422] Weida Urkundenbuch, 50, p. 20. 

[423] Weida Urkundenbuch, 51, p. 21. 

[424] Weida Urkundenbuch, 60, p. 27. 

[425] Weida Urkundenbuch, 74, p. 38. 

[426] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[427] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[428] Weida Urkundenbuch, 64, p. 29. 

[429] Weida Urkundenbuch, 80, p. 40. 

[430] Weida Urkundenbuch, 86, p. 44. 

[431] Weida Urkundenbuch, 105, p. 53. 

[432] Weida Urkundenbuch, 110, p. 57. 

[433] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[434] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[435] Weida Urkundenbuch, 86, p. 44. 

[436] Weida Urkundenbuch, 136, p. 71. 

[437] Weida Urkundenbuch, 181, p. 93. 

[438] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[439] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[440] Orlamünde Regesten, p. 89. 

[441] Weida Urkundenbuch, 207, p. 105. 

[442] Weida Urkundenbuch, 238, p. 118. 

[443] Weida Urkundenbuch, 388, p. 188. 

[444] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[445] Weida Urkundenbuch, 388, p. 188. 

[446] Weida Urkundenbuch, 33, p. 12. 

[447] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[448] Weida Urkundenbuch, 42, p. 17. 

[449] Weida Urkundenbuch, 50, p. 20. 

[450] Weida Urkundenbuch, 51, p. 21. 

[451] Weida Urkundenbuch, 58, p. 26. 

[452] Weida Urkundenbuch, 60, p. 27. 

[453] Weida Urkundenbuch, 62, p. 28. 

[454] Weida Urkundenbuch, 64, p. 29. 

[455] Weida Urkundenbuch, 67, p. 32. 

[456] Hirsch, T, Töppen, M, Strehlke, E. (eds.) (1861) Scriptores rerum Prussicarum, Band I (Leipzig), Chronicon Terræ Prussiæ Petri de Dusburg, III, p. 83. 

[457] Weida Urkundenbuch, 74, p. 38. 

[458] Weida Urkundenbuch, 67, p. 32. 

[459] Weida Urkundenbuch, 68, p. 33. 

[460] Weida Urkundenbuch, 69, p. 33. 

[461] Weida Urkundenbuch, 71, p. 35. 

[462] Chronicon Terræ Prussiæ Petri de Dusburg, III, p. 83. 

[463] Weida Urkundenbuch, 74, p. 38. 

[464] Weida Urkundenbuch, 101, p. 51. 

[465] Weida Urkundenbuch, 115, p. 60. 

[466] Weida Urkundenbuch, 147, p. 78. 

[467] Weida Urkundenbuch, 58, p. 26. 

[468] Weida Urkundenbuch, 64, p. 29. 

[469] Weida Urkundenbuch, 83, p. 41. 

[470] Weida Urkundenbuch, 86, p. 44. 

[471] Weida Urkundenbuch, 94, p. 48. 

[472] Weida Urkundenbuch, 101, p. 51. 

[473] Weida Urkundenbuch, 105, p. 53. 

[474] Weida Urkundenbuch, 115, p. 60. 

[475] Weida Urkundenbuch, 174, p. 89. 

[476] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[477] Weida Urkundenbuch, 299, p. 143. 

[478] Weida Urkundenbuch, 312, p. 151. 

[479] Weida Urkundenbuch, 319, p. 156. 

[480] Weida Urkundenbuch, 328, p. 160. 

[481] Weida Urkundenbuch, 337, p. 165. 

[482] Weida Urkundenbuch, 350, p. 172. 

[483] Weida Urkundenbuch, 399, p. 193. 

[484] Weida Urkundenbuch, 181, p. 93. 

[485] Weida Urkundenbuch, 325, p. 158. 

[486] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[487] Weida Urkundenbuch, 299, p. 143. 

[488] Weida Urkundenbuch, 312, p. 151. 

[489] Weida Urkundenbuch, 337, p. 165. 

[490] Weida Urkundenbuch, 337, p. 165. 

[491] Weida Urkundenbuch, 350, p. 172. 

[492] Weida Urkundenbuch, 369, p. 179. 

[493] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[494] Weida Urkundenbuch, 350, p. 172. 

[495] Weida Urkundenbuch, 369, p. 179. 

[496] Weida Urkundenbuch, 444, p. 211. 

[497] Weida Urkundenbuch, 444, p. 211. 

[498] Weida Urkundenbuch, 369, p. 179. 

[499] Weida Urkundenbuch, 398, p. 192. 

[500] Weida Urkundenbuch, 80, p. 40. 

[501] Weida Urkundenbuch, 94, p. 48. 

[502] Weida Urkundenbuch, 101, p. 51. 

[503] Weida Urkundenbuch, 186, p. 96. 

[504] Weida Urkundenbuch, 68, p. 33. 

[505] Weida Urkundenbuch, 80, p. 40. 

[506] Weida Urkundenbuch, 83, p. 41. 

[507] Weida Urkundenbuch, 86, p. 44. 

[508] Weida Urkundenbuch, 94, p. 48. 

[509] Weida Urkundenbuch, 101, p. 51. 

[510] Weida Urkundenbuch, 105, p. 53. 

[511] Weida Urkundenbuch, 115, p. 60. 

[512] Weida Urkundenbuch, 147, p. 78. 

[513] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[514] Weida Urkundenbuch, 181, p. 93. 

[515] Weida Urkundenbuch, 369, p. 179. 

[516] Weida Urkundenbuch, 397, p. 192. 

[517] Weida Urkundenbuch, 462, p. 218. 

[518] Weida Urkundenbuch, 463, p. 218. 

[519] Weida Urkundenbuch, 471, p. 222. 

[520] Weida Urkundenbuch, 463, p. 218. 

[521] Weida Urkundenbuch, 471, p. 222. 

[522] Weida Urkundenbuch, 462, p. 218. 

[523] Weida Urkundenbuch, 177, p. 90. 

[524] Weida Urkundenbuch, 389, p. 189. 

[525] Weida Urkundenbuch, 389, p. 189. 

[526] Weida Urkundenbuch, 389, p. 189. 

[527] Weida Urkundenbuch, 369, p. 179. 

[528] Weida Urkundenbuch, 463, p. 218. 

[529] Jackman, D. C. (1997) Criticism and Critique, sidelights on the Konradiner (Oxford Unit for Prosopographical Research), p. 156. 

[530] D O I 109, p. 192. 

[531] D O I 180, p. 262. 

[532] D O I 185, p. 267.   

[533] D O I 198, p. 278.   

[534] D O I 223, p. 307. 

[535] D O I 232, p. 317.   

[536] Annales Necrologici Fuldenses, MGH SS XIII, p. 123. 

[537] Patze, H. (1962) Die Entstehung des Landesherrschaft in Thüringen, Mitteldeutsche Forschungen 22 (Köln-Graz), p. 103, cited in Jackman (1997), p. 157. 

[538] Jackman (1997), p. 157. 

[539] ES III 54. 

[540] Annalista Saxo 965. 

[541] Warner, D. A. (trans.) The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg (2001) (Manchester University Press), 4.5, p. 153. 

[542] Annales Necrologici Fuldenses, MGH SS XIII, p. 123. 

[543] Jackman (1997), p. 69. 

[544] D H II 327, p. 413. 

[545] D H II 333, p. 422. 

[546] Annalista Saxo 1046. 

[547] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[548] Annalista Saxo 1057. 

[549] Annalista Saxo 1046. 

[550] Annalista Saxo 1046. 

[551] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[552] Annalista Saxo 1046. 

[553] Annalista Saxo 1057 and 1070. 

[554] Annalista Saxo 1062 and 1070. 

[555] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[556] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[557] Baumgarten (1927), p. 11, citing Baumgarten, N. de ´Cunégonde d´Orlamünde´, Chronique de la société généalogique russe (Moscow, 1908). 

[558] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[559] Annalista Saxo 1100. 

[560] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[561] D H II 327, p. 413. 

[562] D H II 333, p. 422. 

[563] Chronicon Gozecense I.2, MGH SS X, p. 142. 

[564] Annalista Saxo 965. 

[565] Thietmar 2.16, p. 103.