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INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN von WÜRTTEMBERG 1279-1417. 2

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The castle of Württemberg was built by an obscure Swabian noble family near Stuttgart.  The family was one of many which profited from the dispute between Konrad IV King of Germany and the papal party, led by Willem II Count of Holland as its figurehead and anti-king, in the mid-13th century.  The reaction against Staufen control in Swabia enabled the local nobility to assert their autonomy, the duchy of Swabia virtually disappearing as a territorial unit and dissolving into a collection of territorial fragments[1].  The eventual fall-out was the establishment of the Markgrafen von Baden and the Dukes of Württemberg as the major Swabian lords. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von WÜRTTEMBERG 1279-1417

 

 

 

1.         ADALBERT (-before 1120)Graf von Württemberg.  The Chronicon Wirtembergense (which records events until the early 16th century, so is probable unreliable in respect of events 300 years earlier) records that “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” lived “circa 1100[2]m LUITGARD, daughter of [HEINRICH von Wasserberg & his wife Gisela ---] (-after 1120).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” married “Luitgardam nobilissimam comitissam, sororem Engelberti de Hallone ex Norico”, adding that as a widow she became a nun “in monasterio Berone non longe a sancto Blasio in Hercinio[3].  This parentage appears impossible from a chronological point of view.  One possibility is that Luitgard was a member of the previous generation of the family, although it is also possible that the source is completely inaccurate.  Adalbert & his wife had four children: 

a)         BERTHOLD .  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Berchtoldum, Conradum, Adelbertum et N. filiam” as the four children of “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” and his wife “Luitgardam nobilissimam comitissam, sororem Engelberti de Hallone ex Norico[4]

b)         KONRAD .  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Berchtoldum, Conradum, Adelbertum et N. filiam” as the four children of “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” and his wife “Luitgardam nobilissimam comitissam, sororem Engelberti de Hallone ex Norico”, adding that and “sororis suæ filius” donated property to “monasterium S. Blasii[5]

c)         ADALBERT .  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Berchtoldum, Conradum, Adelbertum et N. filiam” as the four children of “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” and his wife “Luitgardam nobilissimam comitissam, sororem Engelberti de Hallone ex Norico[6]

d)         daughter .  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Berchtoldum, Conradum, Adelbertum et N. filiam” as the four children of “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” and his wife “Luitgardam nobilissimam comitissam, sororem Engelberti de Hallone ex Norico[7]m ---.  One child: 

i)          son .  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Berchtoldum, Conradum, Adelbertum et N. filiam” as the four children of “Adelbertus comes Wirtembergensis” and his wife “Luitgardam nobilissimam comitissam, sororem Engelberti de Hallone ex Norico”, adding that and “sororis suæ filius” donated property to “monasterium S. Blasii[8]

 

 

Three siblings, parents not known.  As noted below, the Chronicon Wirtembergense suggests that they were “Adalberti senioris...filii...agnati” (see above). 

1.         KONRAD [I] (-before 1120).  Graf von Beutelsbach.  Graf von WürttembergThe Chronicon Wirtembergense records “duobus aliis comitibus de Wirtemberg...fratres, horum major natu...Conradus...alter...Bruno...Spirensis ecclesiæ canonicus et postmodum...in Hirsaugia monachus”, suggesting they and their sister Luitgard were “Adalberti senioris...filii...agnati[9].  Ortlieb's Chronicon of Zwiefalten records "Counradus de Wirtineberc" as witness (listed second) of the donation of "Wernheri comitis [de Grouningin]"[10].  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “Bruno” donated “predium in Pfundorff...” to Hirsau, with the consent of “fratris sui Conradi comitis de Beutelspach[11].  Ortlieb's Chronicon of Zwiefalten records "Counradus de Wirtineberc" as witness (listed second) of the donation of "Wernheri comitis [de Grouningin]"[12].  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “Conradus...comes de Wirtemberg et uxor eius Werindrudt” donated property “ad Durechen...et in proxima villa...Sarwesheim...” to Hirsau, undated[13]m WERNDRUT, daughter of ---.  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “Conradus...comes de Wirtemberg et uxor eius Werindrudt” donated property “ad Durechen...et in proxima villa...Sarwesheim...” to Hirsau, undated[14]

2.         BRUNO (-23 Mar 1120, bur Hirsau).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records “duobus aliis comitibus de Wirtemberg...fratres, horum major natu...Conradus...alter...Bruno...Spirensis ecclesiæ canonicus et postmodum...in Hirsaugia monachus”, adding that Bruno was elected abbot of Hirsau in 1105 and died “X Kal Apr” after holding office for 13 years[15].  Canon at Speyer.  Monk at Hirsau.  Abbot of Hirsau 1105.  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “Bruno” donated “predium in Pfundorff...” to Hirsau, with the consent of “fratris sui Conradi comitis de Beutelspach[16]

3.         LUITGARDThe Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “Luitgart soror domini Brunonis et Conradi comitis de Wirtemberg” donated property “ad Durechen...et in proxima villa...Sarwesheim...” to Hirsau, undated[17].  "Comitis mater Luikarda…comitissa…cuius frater Cunradus…de Wirtenberg" is named in a charter dated [1122] which records a donation to Sankt-Blasien by "filius sororis sue [qui] successit et de eodem castello eiusdem nomine"[18]m ---.  One child: 

a)         KONRAD [II] von Wirttemberg "Comitis mater Luikarda…comitissa…cuius frater Cunradus…de Wirtenberg" is named in a charter dated [1122] which records a donation to Sankt-Blasien by "filius sororis sue [qui] successit et de eodem castello eiusdem nomine"[19]Relative of Richenza von Spitzenberg [1120]. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         LUDWIG [I] (-after 27 Feb 1158).  Graf von Württemberg"…Comes Ludevvicus de Wirdenberc et frater suus Emecho…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Oct 1139 under which Konrad III King of Germany granted protection to the church of Denkendorf[20].  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Ludovicus comes Wirtembergensis” among the witnesses of a charter dated 1141 under which Konrad IV King of Germany donated property to Sankt-Blasien[21].  The Codex Hirsaugiensis records that “Conradus de Wiler et frater eius Otto” donated property “ad Gruppenbach” to Hirsau, in the presence of “domni Sigefridi Spirensis episcopi et advocati nostri comitis Adalberti de Calwa”, witnessed by “Adalbertus filius prefati Adalberti, Gerhardus de Schowenburg frater Sigefridi episcopi, Ludewicus et Emmicho frater eius de Wirtenberg”, undated (dated to [1127/46][22].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Luduwico comite de Wirtinberc", undated but dateable to [1152][23].  "…Ludowicus comes et frater eius Emicho de Wirttemberg…" witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Friedrich I King of Germany granted privileges to Kloster Lorch[24].  “Ludovicus de Wirtenberg” witnessed the charter dated 27 Feb 1158 issued by Emperor Friedrich I for Kloster Neuburg[25]

2.         EMICH (-after 1154).  "Bertoldus von Eberstein und Emich von Wirtenberg" are named in the foundation book of Kloster Hirschau dated 1136[26].  "…Comes Ludevvicus de Wirdenberc et frater suus Emecho…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Oct 1139 under which Konrad III King of Germany granted protection to the church of Denkendorf[27].  The Codex Hirsaugiensis records that “Conradus de Wiler et frater eius Otto” donated property “ad Gruppenbach” to Hirsau, in the presence of “domni Sigefridi Spirensis episcopi et advocati nostri comitis Adalberti de Calwa”, witnessed by “Adalbertus filius prefati Adalberti, Gerhardus de Schowenburg frater Sigefridi episcopi, Ludewicus et Emmicho frater eius de Wirtenberg”, undated (dated to [1127/46][28].  "…Ludowicus comes et frater eius Emicho de Wirttemberg…" witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Friedrich I King of Germany granted privileges to Kloster Lorch[29]  

 

 

1.         LUDWIG [II] (-after 18 May 1181).  The parentage of Ludwig [II] has not been ascertained.  The chronology suggests that he was a different person from Ludwig [I].  Graf von Württemberg"Comes Lodewicus de Werthenberc, comes Egeno de Ura…" witnessed the charter dated 18 May 1181 under which Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to the church at Denkendorf[30]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Ludwig’s wife has not been identified.  Graf Ludwig [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HARTMANN (-19 Aug, 1240 or after)Graf von WürttembergHartmannus de Wirtinberc” witnessed the charter dated 28 Aug 1194 issued by Konrad Duke of Swabia for Kloster Steingaden[31]"Comes Fridericus de Zolra, comes Hartmannus de Wirtenberc, Berhtoldus de Niffen…" witnessed the charter dated 4 Feb 1206 under which Philipp King of Germany confirmed the restoration of property to the church of Mulenbrunnen[32]"…Hardemannus comes de Wirtenberc et Ludoicus frater suus…" witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213[33].  “Hartmannus comes de Wirtenberc, Conradus comes de Gruningen” witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep 1227 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany donated the church of St. Blasius at Mühlhausen to the Teutonic Knights[34].  "Hartmannus comes de Wirtinberc" confirmed donations of property in Eschendorf to Kloster Salem by charter dated 13 Feb 1239[35]The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "XIV Kal Sep" of "Hartmannus com de Wirtinbirc"[36]m --- von Veringen, daughter of WOLFRAD [I] Graf von Veringen & his wife Berchun [von Kirchberg].  Graf Hartmann & his wife had two children: 

i)          KONRAD (-after 15 Sep 1228)Hartmannus comes de Wirtenberc, Conradus comes de Gruningen” witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep 1227 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany donated the church of St. Blasius at Mühlhausen to the Teutonic Knights[37]

-         GRAFEN von GRÜNINGEN, GRAFEN von LANDAU.

ii)         HERMANN (-before 1236)

b)         LUDWIG (-24 Sep, 1228 or after)Graf von WürttembergComes Lodwicus de Wirtinberc” witnessed the charter dated 14 Sep 1201 issued by Philipp King of Germany for Eberhard Archbishop of Salzburg[38].  "…Hardemannus comes de Wirtenberc et Ludoicus frater suus…" witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213[39].  “Comes Ludovicus de Wirtimberg” witnessed the charter dated 11 Jun 1226 issued by Heinrich VII King of Germany for Cambrai[40].  “Comes Lodenetus de Wirtenberg” witnessed the charter dated 1228 issued by Emperor Friedrich II for Guido Conte di Biandrate[41]The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Ludwicus com de Wirtenberg"[42]m --- von Dillingen, daughter of ADALBERT III Graf von Dillingen & his wife [Heilika] von Bayern. 

 

 

Three siblings.  Their parents have not been identified, their different names suggesting that they were not closely related to the earlier Grafen von Württemberg. 

1.         EBERHARD (-after 2 Feb 1241).  Graf von WürttembergEberhardus comes de Wirtenberc” witnessed a charter dated 6 Jun 1236[43].  "Ul. et E….comites de Wirtenberc" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Heilgkreuzthal by charter dated 2 Feb 1241[44]

2.         ULRICH von Württemberg [I] "mit dem Daumen" ([1226]-25 Feb 1265, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)"Ul. et E….comites de Wirtenberc" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Heilgkreuzthal by charter dated 2 Feb 1241[45]Graf von Württemberg

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3.         daughter (-after 1 Jul 1251)Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Jul 1251 under which Eberhard Bishop of Konstanz sold property to "comiti Ul. de Wirtenberc", which names “nobilibus viris R. de Asperc et Ul. fratri suo et R. de Tuwingen comitibus, marito sororis sue[46]Her marriage and relationship to the family of the Grafen von Württemberg are also suggested by the charter dated 5 Sep 1256 under which "Ulricus…comes de Wirtenberch" confirmed donations to Kloster Marchthal made by "Rudolfus comes de Tuwingen noster avunculus" by charter dated 5 Sep 1256[47], although if this is correct it is unclear why her brother should refer to her husband as his “avunculus”.  m as his first wife, RUDOLF [III] "der Scherer" Graf von Tübingen in Herrenburg, son of RUDOLF [II] Pfalzgraf von Tübingen & his wife --- (-Vienna 12 May 1277, bur Bebenhusen). 

 

 

ULRICH von Württemberg, son of --- ([1226]-25 Feb 1265, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)ULRICH I "mit dem Daumen" Graf von Württemberg"Ul. et E….comites de Wirtenberc" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Heilgkreuzthal by charter dated 2 Feb 1241[48]He at first supported Konrad IV King of Germany against the papal party after the election in May 1246 of Heinrich Raspe Landgraf of Thuringia as anti-King of Germany but defected with Hartmann I Graf von Grüningen during the siege of Frankfurt[49]"Ul. comes de Wirtemberch" donated property to Kloster Kirchberg by charter dated 1247[50]Graf Ulrich took advantage of the absence of central authority in the duchy of Swabia, during the dispute between Konrad IV King of Germany and the papal party with Willem II Count of Holland as its figurehead and anti-king, to establish the autonomy of his county and increase its territorial area[51].  Wilhelm King of Germany sold the Vogtei of the sepulchre of Denkendorf to "comiti Ulrico de Wirtenberg" by charter dated 12 Jul 1252[52].  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records “comes Wirtembergensis Udalricus” in 1262, adding that he died in 1264[53].  A list of memorials in Stuttgart church records the death “III Id Mar” 1265 of “Agnes filia ducis Polonie comitissa de Wirtnwerg” and “V Kal Mar” in the same year of “Ulricus comes de Wirtenberg maritus prescripte dne[54]

m firstly (before 4 Apr 1251) MECHTILD von Baden, daughter of HERMANN V Markgraf von Baden & his wife Irmgard von Braunschweig (-1259, bur Beutelsbach, transferred to Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  Heiress of Stuttgart.  "Mahthildis…comitissa de Wirtenbc" donated property in Waiblingen to Kloster Adelberg, with the consent of "mariti mei Ulrici comitis de Wirtenbc", by charter dated Sep 1253[55]"Ulricus comes de Wirthenberc et Mechtildis coniux sua" donated property to Kloster Pfullingen in Suttgart by charter dated 1259, with the approval of "R. marchio de Baden"[56]

m secondly ([1260/64]) AGNES von Liegnitz, daughter of BOLESLAW II "Rogatka" Duke of Lower Silesia, Liegnitz and Glogau [Piast] & his first wife Hedwig von Anhalt ([1243/50]-13 Mar 1265, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records that “comes Wirtembergensis Udalricus” married “filiam ducis Poloniæ”, by whom he had two sons and four daughters (which is incorrect, as shown below)[57].  The Chronicon Polono-Silesiacum refers to the three daughters of "Boleslaus Calvus" & his first wife, specifying that one (listed first) married "comiti de Wirtenberk"[58].  A list of memorials in Stuttgart church records the death “III Id Mar” 1265 of “Agnes filia ducis Polonie comitissa de Wirtnwerg” and “V Kal Mar” in the same year of “Ulricus comes de Wirtenberg maritus prescripte dne[59]

Ulrich I & his first wife had three children:

1.         ULRICH (after 19 Apr 1254-18 Sep 1279, bur Beutelsbach, transferred to Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1265 as ULRICH II Graf von Württemberg.  "Ulricus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Wirtenberc" recognised that "Eglolfus vir nobilis de Sturselingen" held two castles in fief by charter dated 18 Jan 1270, witnessed by "H. Marchio de Burgaw, Ul. comes de Aschperc, Ul et Egeno fratres comites de Schalklingen, Swicgerus de Gundelfingen…"[60]The Annales Sindelfingenses record the death "1279 14 Kal Oct" of "comes Uolricus iunior de Wirtenberch"[61]

2.         AGNES (-27 Sep 1305, bur Mergentheim Dominikaner Kloster)"Cunradus comes iunior de Otingen" sold property in Merkendorf and Gerwigesdorf to Kloster Halsbrunn, with the consent of "uxoris suæ Agnetis necnon…Ludowici patris sui et Ludowici fratris", by charter dated 7 May 1275[62].  "Cunradus iunior comes de Oetingen" sold Biberbach to the Teutonic Knights in Eschenbach, with the consent of "uxoris Agnetis de Wirtinberc", by charter dated 19 Jun 1275[63].  "Graf Friedrich von Truhendingen…cum…coniuge nostra Agnete" donated the Vogtei over Kloster Solnhofen to Fulda by charter dated 11 Jan 1282[64].  Rudolf I King of Germany confirmed the agreement under which Eberhard Graf von Württemberg appointed "siner swester der vrowen von Troendigen" as his heir if he died childless, by charter dated [May] 1285[65].  Pope Nicholas IV granted a dispensation for the marriage of "Frederico comite de Truendigen" and "nobili muliere Agnete nata quondam Ulrici comitis de Wirtenberc" for 4o consanguinity between themselves and between Friedrich and "quondam Conrado comiti de Oetingen olim viro ipsius Agnetis", dated 13 Jun 1288[66].  "Agnes…comitissa de Truhendingen" donated Melkendorf bei Schletzlitz to Kloster Langheim, ini accordance with the wishes of "felicissime recordationis domini Friderici quondam comitis de Truhendingen mariti nostri" and with the consent of "liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 13 Apr 1290[67].  "Fridericus comes de Truhendingen" sold the Vogtei over Hohenstat and Nenzenhove to the abbot of Heidenheim, with the consent of "fratrum suorum Ulrici et Ottonis et matris suæ Agnetis", by charter dated 11 Feb 1294[68].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch, Agnes matrona nobilis nostra collateralis et filii nostri Cunradus et Krafto" sold property to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 3 Jul 1294[69].  Her parentage and third marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 Apr 1298 under which "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch…cum Cunrado et Krafthone natis nostris…nobilis matrone Agnetis de Wirtenberg thori nostri" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim[70].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "V Kal Oct 1305" of "Agnes nobilis de Hohenloch" and her donation[71]m firstly (before 7 May 1275) KONRAD [IV] Graf von Oettingen, son of LUDWIG III Graf von Oettingen & his first wife --- von Burgau (-[22 Jan 1276/15 Feb 1279]).  m secondly (before 11 Jan 1282, dispensation 4o 1288) FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Truhendingen, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Truhendingen & his wife Margareta von Andechs-Merano (-15 Mar 1290).  m thirdly (before 3 Jul 1294) as his third wife, KRAFT von Hohenlohe in Weikersheim, son of GOTTFRIED [I] von Hohenlohe Conte di Romagna & his wife Richeza [von Bochsburg] (-19 Sep [1312/13]).

3.         LUITGARD (-before Nov 1282)m (before Nov 1282) as his first wife, ALBRECHT von Schenkenberg, illegitimate son of RUDOLF I King of Germany, Duke of Austria [Habsburg] & his mistress Ita --- (-1304 before 6 Jul).  Graf von Löwenstein 1287.

Ulrich I & his second wife had two children:

4.         IRMENGARD ([1261/64]-[before 1295])m as his second wife, HESSO Markgraf von Baden, son of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein (-13 Feb [1296/97]).

5.         EBERHARD (13 Mar 1265-Stuttgart 5 Jun 1325, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  "Ulricus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Wirtenberc" recognised that "Eglolfus vir nobilis de Sturselingen" held two castles in fief by charter dated 18 Jan 1270, witnessed by "H. Marchio de Burgaw, Ul. comes de Aschperc, Ul et Egeno fratres comites de Schalklingen, Swicgerus de Gundelfingen…"[72].  He succeeded his brother in 1279 as EBERHARD I "der Erlauchte" Graf von WürttembergRudolf I King of Germany confirmed the agreement under which Eberhard Graf von Württemberg appointed "siner swester der vrowen von Troendigen" as his heir if he died childless, by charter dated [May] 1285[73]

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EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of ULRICH I "mit dem Daumen" Graf von Württemberg & his second wife Agnes von Liegnitz [Piast] (13 Mar 1265-Stuttgart 5 Jun 1325, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  "Ulricus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Wirtenberc" recognised that "Eglolfus vir nobilis de Sturselingen" held two castles in fief by charter dated 18 Jan 1270, witnessed by "H. Marchio de Burgaw, Ul. comes de Aschperc, Ul et Egeno fratres comites de Schalklingen, Swicgerus de Gundelfingen…"[74].  He succeeded his brother in 1279 as EBERHARD I "der Erlauchte" Graf von WürttembergRudolf I King of Germany confirmed the agreement under which Eberhard Graf von Württemberg appointed "siner swester der vrowen von Troendigen" as his heir if he died childless, by charter dated [May] 1285[75].  A charter dated Sep 1297, under the seal of "matrone relicte quondam…Hessonis de Baden marchionis", records a settlement between "Eberhardus comes de Wirtenberc et…Irmengardis eiusdem comitis collectanea, quondam…Rudolfi marchionis de Baden filia" and the heirs of "quondam Hessoni marchioni de Baden…fraterculi nostri" concerning the inheritance of "Rudolfo quondam Marchione de Baden", witnessed by "Alberti dicti Hemel de Liechtenberc et Conradi fratris eiusdem de Liechtenberc…Conradi di Marhschalki de Besinkain"[76]The Annales Neresheimenses record that in 1305 "Eberhardus comes de Wirtemperg" opposed the king who besieged the town of Grüningen but was unable to capture it[77].  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records the death “in die S. Bonifacii” 1327 of “Eberhardum comitem de Wirtemberg” and his burial at Stuttgart[78].  [m firstly MADELEINE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Marguerite de Champagne Infanta de NavarraA manuscript history “en la Bibliotheque de Monsieur Bigot conseiller en la cour des aydes à Rouen” records that “Madelaine”, third daughter of “Federic fils aisné de Mathieu...Duc de Lorraine” and his wife, married “Erard Comte de Vuirtemberg[79].  This represents the only reference so far found to this daughter and her supposed marriage.  The reliability of the source is unknown.  If correct, Madeleine would have been Eberhard’s first wife.] 

m [secondly] (before 1291) IRMGARD von Baden, daughter of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein ([1270]-8 Feb after 1320, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Sep 1297, under the seal of "matrone relicte quondam…Hessonis de Baden marchionis", which records a settlement between "Eberhardus comes de Wirtenberc et…Irmengardis eiusdem comitis collectanea, quondam…Rudolfi marchionis de Baden filia" and the heirs of "quondam Hessoni marchioni de Baden…fraterculi nostri" concerning the inheritance of "Rudolfo quondam Marchione de Baden"[80]Her parentage and marriage are also indicated by the Chronicon Wirtembergense which names “comitis Eberhardi...Rudolfum marchionem Badensium sororium suum[81]

Eberhard I & his wife had six children: 

1.         ULRICH (-1 Nov 1315, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 18 May 1299 under which "grave Albreht von Hohenberch" granted Burg Helmsheim to "Volrichen graven Eberharts Sun von Wirtenberch…unserem swager"[82]"Symon und Conrat gebruder Herzogen von Teckge" pledged Rosenfeld to "Grauen Ulrich und Grauen Ulrich gebrudern Graven von Wirtenberg…irn Vatter Graven Eberhart von Wirtenberg" by charter dated 13 Jan 1305[83]m (Rottenburg 18 Dec 1291, dispensation 4o Anagni 19 May 1303) MECHTILD von Hohenberg, daughter of ALBRECHT II "dem Minnesänger" Graf von Hohenberg & his first wife --- (-before 26 Apr 1315).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 26 Dec 1297 under which "Eberhardus [error for Ulricus] comes de Wirtenberc" confirmed a donation to Kloster Mariaberg by "Swiggerum quondam nostrum vassallum dictum de Truchtelvingen" which was prevented by "Albertum Comitem de Hohenberc socerum nostrum"[84].  Ulrich & his wife had two children: 

a)         ULRICH (-after 15 Dec 1321).

b)         AGNES (-21 Jan 1373, bur Blaubeuren)m firstly (1318) ULRICH [IV] Graf von Helfenstein, son of ULRICH [III] Graf von Helfenstein & his wife Adelheid von Graisbach (-end 1326).  m secondly (before 20 Oct 1330) KONRAD [II] Edler von Schlüsselberg, son of EBERHARD [III] von Schlüsselberg & his wife --- (-killed in battle Burg Neideck 14 Sep 1347, bur Schlüsselau). 

2.         ULRICH (-murdered Alsace 11 Jul 1344, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  "Symon und Conrat gebruder Herzogen von Teckge" pledged Rosenfeld to "Grauen Ulrich und Grauen Ulrich gebrudern Graven von Wirtenberg…irn Vatter Graven Eberhart von Wirtenberg" by charter dated 13 Jan 1305[85].  He succeeded his father in 1325 as ULRICH III Graf von WürttembergThe Chronicon Wirtembergense records the succession of “filium...Udalricum” after the death of “Eberhardum comitem de Wirtemberg[86].  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records the death “11 Jul 1344” of “Ulricus comes de Wirtemberg[87]m (after 2 Jan 1312) SOPHIE de Ferrette, daughter of THIEBAUD [I] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his wife Katharina von Klingen (-25 Mar 1344, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "Theobaldum comitem Ferretarum…aliam filiam" married "Ulrico comiti de Wirtenberg"[88].  Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed the marriage of "filiam…Theob. comitis Phirretarum" and "filium Eberhardi comitis de Wirtenberg", with "Ulricus comes Phirretarum frater dictæ filiæ" acting as proxy, by charter dated 2 Jan 1312[89].  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VIII Kal Apr" of "Sophya com de Wirtenberg"[90].  Ulrich III & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBERHARD ([1315]-Stuttgart 15 Mar 1392, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Ulricum et Eberhardum” as the two sons of “Ulricus comes de Wirtemberg[91]He succeeded his father in 1344 as EBERHARD II "der Greiner" Graf von Württemberg

-        see below

b)         ULRICH (-Burg Hohenneuffen 24 or 26 Jul 1366, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Ulricum et Eberhardum” as the two sons of “Ulricus comes de Wirtemberg[92]He ruled jointly with his brother as ULRICH IV Graf von Württemberg 1344-1362.  m ([1348/50]) KATHARINA von Helfenstein, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Helfenstein in Güssenberg und Kaltenburg & his wife Adelheid von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (-Wiesensteig after 1387, bur Wiesensteig).

Ulrich III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mother.

c)          ULRICH von Württemberg .  Granted a dispensation defectus natalis causa to hold ecclesiastical office in 1354.  Provost of St Johann at Konstanz 1354/1371.  Provost at Boll 1371. 

3.         AGNES (-before 27 Mar 1349).  m (before 9 Nov 1317) HEINRICH [I] Graf von Werdenberg in Albeck und Trochtelfingen, son of RUDOLF [II] Graf von Werdenberg-Sargans & his wife Udilhild von Burgau Heiress of Albeck (-[2 Mar 1332/27 Jun 1334]).

4.         AGNES (-18 Jan [Jun] 1317)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records "sorore comitis de Wirtenberg" as former wife of "Ludowico seniori de Oetingen"[93]m (before 3 Mar 1313) as his second wife, LUDWIG [VI] Graf von Oettingen, son of LUDWIG V Graf von Oettingen & his wife Maria von Nürnberg (-Vienna 29 Sep 1348, bur Kloster Zwettl). 

5.         ADELHEID (1295-13 Sep 1342, bur Gnadenthal).  "Kraft von Hohenloch, Adelheid sin eliche Husfrowe" exchanged his part of Ritzingen with "Gotfrid von Hohenloch unser…bruder und Elizabet sin eliche Husfrowe" for Königshofen by charter dated 2 Oct 1321, which names "Boppe von Everstein unser Oheim" as guarantor[94].  "Craft von Hohenloch, frowe Adelheid sin elich Husfrowe, Tochter Graven Eberhards von Wirtenberg" donated property to Kloster Gnadenthal by charter dated 7 Jan 1328[95]m (before 21 Dec 1306) KRAFT von Hohenlohe in Möckmühl und Weikersheim, son of KRAFT [I] von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim & his second wife Margareta von Truhendingen (-3 May 1344). 

6.         IRMENGARD (-17 May 1329, bur Ehingen)m (Apr 1318, Papal dispensation 4o 17 Jun 1320) RUDOLF I Graf von Hohenberg Herr von Triberg, son of ALBRECHT [II] "dem Minnesänger" Graf von Hohenberg & his [first/second] wife [---/Margareta von Fürstenberg] (-11 Jan 1336, bur Ehingen).

Eberhard I had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

7.          ULRICH von Württemberg (-8/9 Mar 1348).  Granted a dispensation defectus natalis causa to hold ecclesiastical office at Avignon 22 Jun 1320.  He was known as "der Kirchherr".  Canon at Speyer Cathedral 1323-1332.  Provost at Boll, and of St Martin at Sindelfingen 1332.  Provost of St Guido 1334-1347.  Cantor at Speyer Cathedral 1346/47. 

8.          ULRICH .  Scholar in the diocese of Speyer 1343. 

 

 

EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of ULRICH III Graf von Württemberg & his wife Sophie de Ferrette ([1315]-Stuttgart 15 Mar 1392, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense names “Ulricum et Eberhardum” as the two sons of “Ulricus comes de Wirtemberg[96]He succeeded his father in 1344 as EBERHARD II "der Greiner" Graf von Württemberg.  He routed the army of the Swabian league of cities, founded in 1376 under the leadership of Ulm, in 1388 near Döffingen[97]

m (1340) ELISABETH von Henneberg, daughter of HEINRICH [VI] Graf von Henneberg in Schleusingen & his wife Jutta von Brandenburg heiress of Coburg and Schmalkalden ([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[98]

Eberhard II & his wife had two children: 

1.         ULRICH ([1342]-killed in battle near Döffingen 23 Aug 1388, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Elwacense names "iunior comes Ulricus" recording that he was killed in battle which his father won in 1388[99]m (contract Donauwörth 26 Apr 1362, Stuttgart 1362) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Bayern, widow of CANGRANDE [II] della Scala Signor di Verona, daughter of Emperor LUDWIG IV King of Germany, Duke of Bavaria Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his second wife Marguerite de Hainaut [Avesnes] Ctss de Hainaut, Holland and Zeeland (1329-Stuttgart 2 Aug 1402, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Wirtembergense records the marriage in 1367 of “Udalricus comes de Wirtemberg frater Eberhardi [mistake]” and “Elisabeth filiam Ludovici ducis Bavariæ, relictis Scaligeri Veronensis principis[100]Ulrich & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         EBERHARD von Württemberg ([1364]-Göppingen am Sauerbrunnen 16 May 1417, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1 Jul 1380 which notifies the marriage by proxy between "Antoniam natam…Bernabos" and "domino Everardo juniori comiti de Virtemberg primogenito…principis domini Holrici comitis de Virtemberg"[101]He succeeded his grandfather in 1392 as EBERHARD III "der Milde" Graf von Württembergm firstly (by proxy 1 Jul 1380, Urach Oct 1380) ANTONIA Visconti, daughter of BERNABÒ Visconti Lord of Milan & his wife Beatrice [Regina] della Scala (Milan [1360]-Stuttgart 26 Mar 1405, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  A charter dated 1 Jul 1380 notifies the marriage by proxy between "Antoniam natam…Bernabos" and "domino Everardo juniori comiti de Virtemberg primogenito…principis domini Holrici comitis de Virtemberg"[102].  The Annales Mediolanenses record the marriage in 1380 of "Dominus Barnabos…Dominam Antoniam filiam suam" and "Domino Prochavino…Principis Domini Imperatoris filio"[103]She laid out water gardens in their castle grounds, known as "der Frau von Mailand Garten".  m secondly (contract Neustadt am Aisch 27 Mar 1406, before 22 Nov 1412) ELISABETH von Nürnberg, daughter of JOHANN III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Marguerite de Luxembourg ([29 Sep 1391/1 May 1392]-Schorndorf 29 Apr 1429, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  Eberhard III & his first wife had four children:

i)          EBERHARD von Württemberg (Stuttgart 23 Aug 1388-Waiblingen 2 Jul 1419, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded in 1417 as EBERHARD IV "der Jüngere" Graf von Württemberg

-         see below.

ii)         ULRICH (-young). 

iii)        LUDWIG (-young).

iv)       daughter.  

Eberhard III & his second wife had one child:

v)        ELISABETH (-after 29 Apr 1476).  m (before 2 Aug 1429) JOHANN III Graf von Werdenberg in Sigmaringen und Heiligenberg, son of EBERHARD II Graf von Werdenberg-Sargans & his wife Anna von Zimmern (-27 Apr 1465, bur Trochtelfingen). 

Eberhard III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:   

vi)        ULRICH Wirtemberg "von Stuttgart".  Provost of St Martin at Sindelfingen, Stiftsherr at Stuttgart 1421.

b)         [HEINRICH .  Canon at Augsburg 1409.]

c)         [ULRICH .  Canon at Augsburg.] 

d)         [daughter .] 

2.         SOPHIE (1343-Stuttgart 26/27 Apr 1369, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records the marriage in Stuttgart in 1361 of "Eberhardus comes de Wirtenberg…filie" and "duci Lothoringie"[104]m (Stuttgart 16 Dec 1361) JEAN I Duke of Lorraine, son of RAOUL Duke of Lorraine & his second wife Marie de Châtillon dite de Blois (early 1346-Paris 23 Sep 1390, bur Nancy Saint-Georges). 

Eberhard II had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

3.          ULRICH von Württemberg .  Granted a dispensation defectus natalis causa to hold ecclesiastical office in 1343[105].   

 

 

EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD III "der Milde" Graf von Württemberg & his first wife Antonia Visconti of Milan (Stuttgart 23 Aug 1388-Waiblingen 2 Jul 1419, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded in 1417 as EBERHARD IV "der Jüngere" Graf von Württemberg

m ([13 Nov 1397/26 Jan 1398]) HENRIETTE de Montfaucon Ctss de Montbéliard, daughter of HENRI [II] de Montfaucon Seigneur d'Orbe, Echallens and Bottensen & his first wife Marie de Châtillon Vicomtesse de Blaigny ([1383] or 1387-Montbéliard 14 Feb 1444, bur Lucelle).  Ctss de Montbéliard in Porrentruye, Granges, Passavant et Clerval. 

1.         GRAFEN von WÜRTTEMBERG

 

 



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[3] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 21. 

[4] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 21. 

[5] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 21. 

[6] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 21. 

[7] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 21. 

[8] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 21. 

[9] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

[10] Ortliebi Zwifaltensis Chronicon I.5, MGH SS X, p. 76. 

[11] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

[12] Ortliebi Zwifaltensis Chronicon I.5, MGH SS X, p. 76.  

[13] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

[14] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

[15] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

[16] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

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[19] Sankt-Blasien I, 110. p. 129. 

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[21] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 22. 

[22] Codex Hirsaugiensis (1843), p. 61. 

[23] Historia Brevis Monasterii Salemitani 11, MGH SS XXIV, p. 646. 

[24] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band II, CCCXLVI, p. 77. 

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[26] Neuenstein, K. von (1897) Die Grafen von Eberstein in Schwaben (Karlsruhe), p. 30. 

[27] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band II, CCCXII, p. 13. 

[28] Codex Hirsaugiensis (1843), p. 61. 

[29] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band II, CCCXLVI, p. 77. 

[30] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band II, CDXXVII, p. 215. 

[31] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 489. 

[32] 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))", XVI, p. 29. 

[33] Schmid, L. (ed.) (1862) Monumenta Hohenbergica, Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der Grafen von Zollern-Hohenberg und ihrer Grafschaft (Stuttgart) ("Monumenta Hohenbergica") 21, p. 8. 

[34] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 493. 

[35] Pressel, F. (ed.) (1873) Ulmisches Urkundenbuch, Band I (Stuttgart), XLIII, p. 58. 

[36] Necrologium Zwifaltense, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 240. 

[37] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 493. 

[38] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 490. 

[39] Monumenta Hohenbergica 21, p. 8. 

[40] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 493. 

[41] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 494. 

[42] Necrologium Zwifaltense, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 240. 

[43] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 494. 

[44] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band IV, 965, p. 11. 

[45] Wirtembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band IV (Stuttgart, 1883) ("Württembergisches Urkundenbuch"), 965, p. 11. 

[46] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band IV, 1204, p. 271. 

[47] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band V, 1412, p. 176. 

[48] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band IV, 965, p. 11. 

[49] Bayley, C. C. (1949) The Formation of the German College of Electors in the mid-Thirteenth Century (Toronto), p. 20. 

[50] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band IV, 1085, p. 148. 

[51] Bayley (1949), p. 34. 

[52] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band IV, 1234, p. 302. 

[53] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 23. 

[54] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 501. 

[55] Sattler, C. F. (1773) Geschichte des Herzogthums Würtenberg (Tübingen), Theil I, Beylagen, 1, p. 1. 

[56] Württembergisches Urkundenbuch, Band V, 1519, p. 286. 

[57] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 23. 

[58] Chronicon Polono-Silesiacum, MGH SS XIX, p. 569. 

[59] Stälin (1847), Teil II, p. 501. 

[60] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 3, p. 4. 

[61] Annales Sindelfingenses 1279, MGH SS XVII, p. 302. 

[62] Weller, K. (ed.) (1899) Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I (Stuttgart), 676.1, p. 487. 

[63] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.3, p. 487. 

[64] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.6, p. 488. 

[65] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.14, p. 491. 

[66] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.16, p. 492. 

[67] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.17, p. 492. 

[68] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.20, p. 493. 

[69] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 571, p. 398. 

[70] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 594, p. 422. 

[71] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676, p. 487. 

[72] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 3, p. 4. 

[73] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.14, p. 491. 

[74] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 3, p. 4. 

[75] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 676.14, p. 491. 

[76] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 22, p. 29. 

[77] Annales Neresheimenses 1305, MGH SS X, p. 25. 

[78] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 25. 

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[80] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 22, p. 29. 

[81] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 24. 

[82] Monumenta Hohenbergica 172, p. 137. 

[83] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 37, p. 41. 

[84] Monumenta Hohenbergica 165, p. 133. 

[85] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 37, p. 41. 

[86] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 25. 

[87] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 25. 

[88] Boehmer, J. F. (1868) Fontes Rerum Germanicarum, Band IV (Stuttgart), Matthias Nuewenburgensis, p. 175. 

[89] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 66, p. 70. 

[90] Necrologium Zwifaltense, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 240. 

[91] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 25. 

[92] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 25. 

[93] Matthias Nuewenburgensis, p. 191. 

[94] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 68, p. 71. 

[95] Sattler (1773), Theil I, Beylagen, 69, p. 72. 

[96] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 25. 

[97] Leuschner, J. (1980) Germany in the Late Middle Ages (North Holland Publishing Company), p. 141. 

[98] Bechstein, L. & Brückner, G. (eds.) (1847) Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, II Theil (Meiningen) ("Hennebergisches Urkundenbuch, Theil II"), CXVI, p. 73. 

[99] Chronicon Elwacense 1388, MGH SS X, p. 42.  

[100] Schannat (1724), Tome II, Anonymi Chronicon Wirtembergense, p. 27. 

[101] Osio, L. (ed.) (1864) Documenti Diplomatici tratti dagli archivii Milanesi (Milan) ("Documenti Diplomatici Milanesi"), Vol. I, CXXXIX, p. 206. 

[102] Documenti Diplomatici Milanesi, Vol. I, CXXXIX, p. 206. 

[103] Annales Mediolanenses, Cap. CXLII, RIS XVI, col. 774. 

[104] Boehmer, J. F. (1868) Fontes Rerum Germanicarum, Band IV (Stuttgart), Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven 1316-1361, p. 121. 

[105] When Ulrich must still have been an infant, if his father's supposed birth year 1315 is correct.