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About Adelheid von Wolfratshausen, countess of Sulzbach

Adelheid of Wolfratshausen (d. 11 January/12 January 1126) was the second wife of Berengar II, Count of Sulzbach. Slightly different dates for her death are given in the necrologies of Tegernsee and the Salzburg Cathedral.

Adelheid was a daughter of Otto II, Count of Wolfratshausen and his wife Justizia. Otto was created Count between 1098 and 1116. He was also Count of Thaining (c. 1073), Count of Ambras (c. 1078) and Count of Diessen (c. 1100). The family name of her mother is not attested in primary sources. Theories suggest Justizia was a member of the House of Babenberg. They are based on the transmission of the first name "Luitpold",previously used by the Babenberg, which was used by several of Justizia's descendants.

Her paternal grandparents were Berthold I, Count of Diessen and his unnamed wife. The work "Genealogischen Tafeln zur mitteleuropäischen Geschichte" (1965-1967) by Wilhelm Wegener introduced a theory that Berthold I was married to a member of the Hohenwart family, a line of the wider Ratpotonen dynasty. The theory was based on the transmission of the first name "Konrad" from the Ratpotonen to the Counts of Diessen and their descendants. The theory would also explain why the Counts of Diessen held property previously owned by the Ratpotonen. Theories differ on the identity of her maternal grandparents. Wegener suggested they were Liutpold, Margrave of the Hungarian March and his unnamed wife. This Liutpold was a son of Adalbert, Margrave of Austria. He reigned briefly in the Hungarian March and died on 9 December 1043. There are theories identifying him with the namesake first husband of Ida of Elsdorf. Ida being a daughter of Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia. However primary sources do not mention a widow or children of Liutpold. The "Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten" (1978) by Detlev Schwennicke, suggested her maternal grandparents were Ernest, Margrave of Austria, a younger brother of Liutpold, and his first wife Adelheid of Wettin.

Adelheid of Wettin was a daughter of Dedi I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark and his first wife Oda of Ostmark. He inherited Ostmark by right of this marriage. Her maternal grandfather were Thietmar, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark. The identity of her maternal grandmother is unknown.

Adelheid married Berengar II, Count of Sulzbach. They had six known children:

Gebhard III, Count of Sulzbach (28 October 1188). Married Mathilde of Bavaria, a daughter of Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria. Ancestor of later Counts of Sulzbach.

Adelheid of Sulzbach, Abbess of Niedernburg in Passau.

Gertrude von Sulzbach (c. 1114 - 14 April 1146). Married Conrad III of Germany.

Bertha of Sulzbach (1110s - 29 August 1159). Married Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor.

Luitgarde of Sulzbach. Married first Godfrey II of Leuven and secondly Hugo XII, Count of Dagsburg and Metz.

Matilda of Sulzbach (d. October/November, 1165). Married Engelbert III, Margrave of Istria.


Adelheid von Wolfratshausen

  • Geburtstag und -ort: etwa 1084 Wolfratshausen, Oberbayern, Bavaria, Germany (Deutschland)
  • Verstorben: Januar 11, 1126 (37-46)
  • Tochter von Otto II, Graf von Wolfratshausen und Justizia von Österreich, Margravine of Austria
  • Ehefrau von Berengar II, Graf von Sulzbach
  • Mutter von Gertrud von Sulzbach; Gebhard III, Graf von Sulzbach; Lutgardis von Sulzbach, Herzogin von Niederlothringen; Bertha von Sulzbach, Byzantine Empress und Mathilde von Sulzbach
  • Halbschwester von Heinrich I von Wolfratshausen, Bischof von Regensburg und Elisabeth von Stein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adelheid of Wolfratshausen (d. 11 January/12 January 1126) was a countess of Sulzbach as the second wife of Berengar II, Count of Sulzbach . Slightly different dates for her death are given in the necrologies of Tegernsee and the Salzburg Cathedral. Life Adelheid was a daughter of Otto II, Count of Wolfratshausen and his wife Justizia. Otto was created Count between 1098 and 1116. He was also Count of Thaining (c. 1073), Count of Ambras (c. 1078) and Count of Diessen (c. 1100). The family name of her mother is not attested in primary sources. Theories suggest Justizia was a member of the House of Babenberg. They are based on the transmission of the first name "Luitpold", previously used by the Babenberg, which was used by several of Justizia's descendants. Adelheid married Berengar II, Count of Sulzbach. Issue She had six known children: Gebhard III, Count of Sulzbach (d. 28 October 1188), married Mathilde of Bavaria, a daughter of Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria. Ancestor of later Counts of Sulzbach. Adelheid of Sulzbach, Abbess of Niedernburg in Passau. Gertrude von Sulzbach (c. 1114 - 14 April 1146). Married Conrad III of Germany. Bertha of Sulzbach (1110s - 29 August 1159). Married Manuel I Komnenos , Byzantine Emperor. Luitgarde of Sulzbach. Married first Godfrey II of Leuven and secondly Hugo XII, Count of Dagsburg and Metz. Matilda of Sulzbach (d. October/November, 1165). Married Engelbert III, Margrave of Istria . References Schnith 1990, p. 263. Ziegler 2008, p. 468. Sources Schnith, Karl Rudolf (1990). Mittelalterliche Herrscher in Lebensbildern: von den Karolingern zu den Staufern (in German). Styria. Ziegler, Wolfram (2008). König Konrad III. (1138-1152): Hof, Urkunden und Politik (in German). Bohlau Verlag Wien.



            
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Adelheid von Wolfratshausen, countess of Sulzbach's Timeline

1084
1084
Germany (Deutschland)
1095
1095
Age 11
Sulzbach, Unterfranken, Bavaria
1105
1105
Age 21
Sulzbach, Amberg, Bayern, Germany
1109
1109
Age 25
Sulzbach, Aichach-Friedberg, Bayern, Germany
1115
1115
Age 31
Sulzbach, Germany
1126
January 11, 1126
Age 42
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