Godfried II van Leuven (van Brabant), Duc de Lothier (c.1108 - 1142)

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Nicknames: "der Bucklige"
Death: Died in Leuvan, Brabant, Belgium
Occupation: Duc, de Brabant, de Basse-Lorraine, Comte, de Louvain, Marquis, d'Anvers, COUNT OF LOUVAIN, Hertog van Neder-Lotharingen, Landgreve i Löwen och landgreve i Brabant, landgraaf van Brabant, marquis d'Anvers, Duke of Brabant
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About Godfried II van Leuven (van Brabant), Duc de Lothier

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godefroid_II_de_Louvain -------------------- http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godefroid_II_de_Louvain -------------------- Godfrey II was the Count of Leuven, Landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139. He was also the Duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also Margrave of Antwerp, by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran.

He was first associated with his father in 1136, when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany, who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg, who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence. He was buried in St. Peter's Church in Leuven.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_II_of_Leuven for more information. -------------------- Gottfried IV. (Niederlothringen) Gottfried IV., genannt der Bucklige (* um 1040; † 27. Februar 1076) war Herzog von Niederlothringen von 1069 bis 1076. Er war ein Sohn Herzog Gottfrieds III. von Niederlothringen und seiner Ehefrau Doda. Er wurde 1069 aus politischen Erwägungen mit Mathilde von Tuszien verheiratet, der Tochter des Markgrafen Bonifatius IV. von Tuszien und der Beatrix von Bar, die ihrerseits als Witwe Gottfrieds Vater geheiratet hatte. Gottfried IV. und Mathilde hatten nur ein Kind, Beatrix († 1071). Ab 1071 lebte das Paar getrennt, im Investiturstreit stand Mathilde auf der Seiten von Papst Gregor VII. (Guelfen), Gottfried hingegen auf der des Königs Heinrich IV. (Ghibellinen). Gottfried IV. kämpfte 1075 bei Homburg an der Unstrut im Sachsenkrieg für den König gegen den Herzog Magnus von Sachsen. Zusammen mit Wilhelm, Bischof von Utrecht, vertrieb er Graf Dietrich V. aus West-Friesland, dem späteren Holland. 1076 wurde er in Vlaardingen ermordet, im Auftrag von Dietrich V. und dessen Stiefvater Graf Robert I. von Flandern. Da er ohne Nachkommen war, hatte er gegen den Widerstand Mathildes, seinen Neffen Gottfried von Bouillon zum Nachfolger bestimmt. In der folgenden Erbauseinandersatzung bestimmte dann der Kaiser seinen jüngeren Sohn Konrad zum Herzog, Graf Albert III. von Namur wurde als vicedux (Vizeherzog) und Regent bestimmt. Gottfried von Bouillon konnte sein Erbe erst 1088 antreten.

Source / Forrás: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_IV._(Niederlothringen) ---------------------- English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_IV,_Duke_of_Lower_Lorraine -------------------- Godfrey II of Leuven

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Godfrey II (c. 1110 – 13 June 1142) was the count of Leuven, landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139. He was the son of Godfrey I and Ida of Chiny. He was also the duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also margrave of Antwerp, by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran.

He was first associated with his father in 1136, when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany, who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg, who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence. He was buried in St. Peter's Church in Leuven.

He married Luitgarde, daughter of Berengar I of Sulzbach and sister of Gertrude von Sulzbach, wife of Conrad III of Germany, and Bertha, wife of Manuel I Comnenus, the emperor of Byzantium. He was succeeded by his son Godfrey III in both the counties and the duchy.

Source (obsolete): Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Line 155-24. -------------------- Allied ancestry of the Van Culemborg family -------------------- Godfrey II (c. 1110 – 13 June 1142) was the count of Leuven, landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139. He was the son of Godfrey I and Ida of Chiny. He was also the duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also margrave of Antwerp, by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran.

He was first associated with his father in 1136, when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany, who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg, who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence. He was buried in St. Peter's Church in Leuven.

He married Luitgarde, daughter of Berengar I of Sulzbach and sister of Gertrude von Sulzbach, wife of Conrad III of Germany, and Bertha, wife of Manuel I Comnenus, the emperor of Byzantium. He was succeeded by his son Godfrey III in both the counties and the duchy. -------------------- Godfrey II (c. 1110 – 13 June 1142) was the count of Leuven, landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139. He was the son of Godfrey I and Ida of Chiny. He was also the duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also margrave of Antwerp, by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran.

He was first associated with his father in 1136, when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany, who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg, who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence. He was buried in St. Peter's Church in Leuven.

He married Luitgarde, daughter of Berengar I of Sulzbach and sister of Gertrude von Sulzbach, wife of Conrad III of Germany, and Bertha, wife of Manuel I Comnenus, the emperor of Byzantium. He was succeeded by his son Godfrey III in both the counties and the duchy. -------------------- Godfrey II, Count of Louvain

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Godfrey II

Duke of Lower Lorraine

Landgrave of Brabant

Count of Louvain

Count of Brussels

Spouse Luitgarde of Sulzbach

Issue

Godfrey III, Count of Louvain

Detail Titles and styles

The Duke of Lower Lorraine

The Landgrave of Brabant

The Count of Leuven and Brussels

Noble family House of Reginar

Father Godfrey I, Count of Louvain

Mother Ida of Chiny

Born 1110

Died 13 June 1142 (aged 32)

Godfrey II (c. 1110 – 13 June 1142) was the Count of Louvain, landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139. He was the son of Godfrey I and Ida of Chiny. He was also the duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also margrave of Antwerp, by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran.

He was first associated with his father in 1136, when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany, who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg, who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence. He was buried in St Peter's Church in Louvain.

He married Luitgarde, daughter of Berengar I of Sulzbach and sister of Gertrude von Sulzbach, wife of Conrad III of Germany, and Bertha, wife of Manuel I Comnenus, the emperor of Byzantium. He was succeeded by his son Godfrey III in both the counties and the duchy.

Source (obsolete): Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Line 155-24.

Regnal titles

Preceded by

Waleran Duke of Lower Lorraine

1139 – 1142 Succeeded by

Godfrey III of Louvain

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1108
1108
1139
1139
Age 31
Louvain,Brabant,,France
1140
1140
Age 32
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Age 32
Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
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June 13, 1142
Age 34
Leuvan, Brabant, Belgium
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Count of Louvain
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St. Peter's Church, Leuven, Brabant