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Margaret of Sicily From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Margaret of Germany) Margaret of Sicily (also called Margaret of Hohenstaufen or Margaret of Germany) (b. Foggia, 1 December 1241 – d. Frankfurt-am-Main, 8 August 1270), was a Princess of Sicily and Germany, and a member of the House of Hohenstaufen. By marriage she was Landgravine of Thuringia and Countess Palatine of Saxony (German: Landgräfin von Thüringen und Pfalzgräfin von Sachsen). She was the daughter of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Germany, by his third wife, Isabella of England. Her paternal grandparents were Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor and Constance of Sicily. Her maternal grandparents were John of England and Isabella of Angoulême. Birth

The date of her birth is difficult to ascertain because there is controversy over the exact number of children borne by her mother. Some sources[1][2] say that she was the first or second child, born by the end of 1237; others [3][4] say that she was the last child born to the couple, in December 1241, when Isabella died in childbirth. Historians commonly accept the latter date. Life

Shortly after her birth (1242), Margaret was betrothed to Albert "the Degenerate", eldest son and heir of Henry III "the Illustrious", Margrave of Meissen. The marriage took place in June 1255, the bride receiving Pleissnerland (the towns of Altenburg, Zwickau, Chemnitz and Leisnig) as her dowry. The couple settled his residence in Eckartsberga and later moved to Wartburg, where she bore five children: three sons (Henry, Frederick and Dietzmann) and two daughters (Margaret and Agnes). Through her second son Frederick – later Margrave of Meissen – Margaret was the direct ancestor of the Electors and Kings of Saxony. In 1265 her husband received the titles of Landgrave of Thuringia and Count Palatine of Saxony (German: Pfalzgräf von Sachsen) after the abdication of his father, who retained control of Meissen. After the execution of her nephew Conradin (29 October 1268), Margaret, as her next legitimate relative, became in the rightful Queen of Sicily and the general heiress of the Hohenstaufen claims over the Duchy of Swabia and the Kingdom of Jerusalem (despite the fact she was not descended from the Kings of Jerusalem, her father Frederick II had claimed the kingdom for himself). Her son Frederick assumed by some time this titles on her right. After discovered the adultery of her husband with Kunigunde of Eisenberg, Margaret left Wartburg; according to a legend, before her departure she bit her son Frederick in the cheek; he was called henceforth Frederick the Bitten (de: Friedrich der Gebissene). The flight took place on 24 June 1270. Margaret went to Frankfurt and was supported there by the citizens. She died there six weeks later. References

^ fmg.ac Germany ^ genealogy.euweb.cz ^ e-familytree.net ^ ThePeerage.com -------------------- Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaretha_von_Staufen Margaretha von Staufen aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie Wechseln zu: Navigation, Suche

Margaretha von Staufen (* Ende 1237; † 8. August 1270) war eine sizilianische Prinzessin aus dem Haus der Staufer und durch Heirat Landgräfin in Thüringen. Leben

Die Tochter Kaiser Friedrichs II. und dessen vierter Gemahlin Isabella von England wurde die erste Gemahlin Albrechts II. (des Entarteten). 1242 erfolgte die Verlobung. Als Mitgift erhielt Margaretha das Pleißnerland (Altenburg, Zwickau usw.). 1254 oder 1256 wurde Hochzeit gehalten. Sie wohnte mit ihrem Mann erst auf der Eckartsburg in Eckartsberga, dann auf der Wartburg.

Nach einem angeblichen Ehebruch Albrechts mit Kunigunde von Eisenberg reiste Margaretha am 24. Juni 1270 von der Wartburg ab. Vorher biss sie angeblich ihren Sohn Friedrich in die Wange; er hieß fortan Friedrich der Gebissene. Margaretha ging zunächst auf die Krayenburg, von dort zum Kloster Kreuzberg (im heutigen Philippsthal), dann nach Fulda und schließlich nach Frankfurt, wo sie von den Bürgern als Tochter Friedrichs II. freundlich aufgenommen wurde. Sie starb in den ersten Augusttagen 1270 in der Frankfurter Stauferpfalz. Nachkommen [Bearbeiten]

Ihre Kinder waren:

   * Heinrich (* 21. März 1256, † zwischen 25. Januar und 23. Juli 1282), Erbe des Pleißnerlandes, verschollen in Schlesien
   * Friedrich der Gebissene (* 1257, † 16. November 1323 auf der Wartburg, vermählt mit Agnes von Kärnten, danach mit Elisabeth von Arnshaugk)
   * Dietrich (* 1260, † 10. Dezember 1307 in Leipzig)
   * Agnes (* vor 1264, † nach September 1332), vermählt vor 1284 mit Heinrich dem Wunderlichen von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen; Mutter der griechischen Kaiserin Irene Alemanna)

Literatur

   * Franz Otto Stichart: Galerie der sächsischen Fürstinnen; biogr. Skizzen sämtlicher Ahnfrauen des kgl. Hauses Sachsen, Leipzig 1857
   * Johannes Meyer: Frauengestalten und Frauenwalten im Hause Wettin, Bautzen 1912
   * Bernd Kaufmann: Der Verleumdete - Die Geschichte des Landgrafen Albrecht II. von Thüringen, Erstes Buch: Margareta, Zweibrücken 2009, www.bkp-verlag.de

Normdaten: Personennamendatei (PND): 137568479 -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_Sicily

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Margherita di Sicilia's Timeline

1241
December 1, 1241
Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
1256
March 21, 1256
Age 14
Meissen, Germany
1257
November 16, 1257
Age 15
Eisennach, Meißen, Deutschland(HRR)
1260
1260
Age 18
Meißen, Sachsen, Deutschland(HRR)
1262
1262
Age 20
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
1270
August 8, 1270
Age 28
Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
1273
October 24, 1273
Age 28
Margrave
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Meissen, Germany
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Prob. Frankfurt A.M., H-Nss, Prussia