Burchard I, count of Zollern

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Burchard von Zollern, Graf von Zollern

Also Known As: "Burckhard von Zollern", "Burkhard I. von Zollern"
Birthplace: Zollern, Wessingen, Hohaenzollern, Prussia
Death: Died
Cause of death: Killed in battle.
Immediate Family:

Son of Friedrich, count of Sülichen and Irmentrud von Nellenburg
Husband of Hedwig von Büren
Father of Friedrich I, count of Zollern

Occupation: Graf von Zollern
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About Burchard I, count of Zollern

He was the founder of the so-called Burchardinger family line, male-line ancestors of the House of Hohenzollern

In line with many dynasties, origin and beginning of the Hohenzollern dynasty is not defined in history. In 1061 the first documented mention was in the “World Chronicle“. Monk Berthold of the Abbey in Reichenau stated that both brothers Wezil and Burchardus ”de Zolorin” were killed in battle.


The oldest known mention of the Zollern was in 1061. It was a county, ruled by the counts of Zollern, who are believed to have originated from the Burchardinger dynasty.


sources: Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels - Gr"afliche H"auser, Vol.A5. Limburg/Lahn, 1967 R.Moreno y Morrison: Guia Nobiliaria de Espana. Madrid, 1947 L.Igalffy-Igaly: Neue Forschungen "uber die Abstammung der Grafen Wilcteck und anderer Familien des Wappens Kozel. Festschrift zur 90Jahrfeier der heraldisch-genealogischen Gesellschaft Adler, Wien, 1961 A.de Ceballos-Escalera Gila: La Casa del Augusto Senor Conde de Barcelona. Cuadernos de Ayala, No.16, 2003 http://www8.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/cgi-bin/stoyan/l3/LANG=germ/F=Burchard@I./N=v.Zollern

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Burchard I, count of Zollern's Timeline

Zollern, Wessingen, Hohaenzollern, Prussia
Age 31
Age 31
Burg Hohenzollern b. Hechingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg (D)