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Dietrich von Wettin, Graf im Hassegau

Also Known As: "Theodoric", "Dietrich", "Thierry of Liesgau And Wettin / Dedi I of Hosgau (Dedi Graf im Hassegau", "Theodoric I of Wettin)"
Birthdate:
Death: before 976
Hassegau, Germany (Slain in battle with Magyars)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Imma
Father of Dedo I von Wettin, Markgraf von Merseburg and Friedrich, von Wettin und Eilenburg

Occupation: Graf im Hessengau, Comte de Hassegau
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About Dietrich I, count in the Hassegau

DIETRICH [Theoderic], son of --- (-before 976). [Graf im Hassegau]. The Annalista Saxo calls him "Theodericus egregie libertatis vir" and names his two sons[248]. "Otto…rex" confirmed previous grants to Kloster Gandersheim including property "in pago Suththuringa in comitatu Uuillihelmi…[et] in pago Nordthuringa…in comitatu Theoderici in loco…Uuanzleua…[et] in Hliuthirithi in comitatu Irmenfridi" by charter dated 21 Apr 956[249]. "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pagis Derlingon et Nortduringen in comitatu ipsius Mamaconi" to "nostro fideli Mamaconi" at the request of "Theoderici comitis" by charter dated 23 Apr 966[250].

m IMMA, daughter of ---. 976. "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed donations of property "in Livbedinga in pago Gurketal et in comitatu Ratoldi comitis" by "Theoderici comitis cuidam viduæ Imma" for the foundation of a monastery by charter dated 11 Jun 975[251], although it is not known whether this refers to the same Graf Dietrich. Thietmar records that Dedo "went so far as to capture his own mother" when leading "the rebellious Bohemians against us at the church of Zeitz"[252].

Graf Dietrich & his wife had two children:

1. DEDO [I] (-killed in battle near Mose bei Wolmirstedt 13 Nov 1009). He is named as son of Dietrich in the Annalista Saxo, which records that he served Markgraf Ricdag and his son Karl[253]. Thietmar records that he was appointed Graf von Merseburg in succession to Count Bio[254]. m (before 985) THIETBURGA [von Haldensleben], daughter of DIETRICH Markgraf über den Gau der Heveller [Nordmark] & his wife ---. The parentage of the wife of Graf Dedo is deduced from her brother Bernhard being described as avunculus of her son, although she is not named in this passage[255]. Thietmar is more explicit, stating that Dedo married "Markgraf Dietrich's daughter, Thiedburga"[256]. Graf Dedo [I] & his wife had one child:

a) DIETRICH (-murdered 19 Nov 1034). "Theoderico, Dedonis occisi filio" is named in the Annalista Saxo, when recording that the king installed him in his father's Grafschaft[257]. Graf in Eilenburg 1017. Graf im Hassegau und Siusli 1021.

2. FRIEDRICH von Eilenburg (-Eilenburg 6 Jan 1017). "Dedonem et Fridericum" are named as sons of Dietrich in the Annalista Saxo[258]. Burggraf von Meissen. Herr von Eilenburg. Thietmar records the death of "Count Friedrich…in his burg Eilenburg", stating that he transferred Eilenburg to "his brother's son Dietrich" before he died while it was agreed that his remaining lands "would pass to his three daughters"[259]. The Genealogica Wettinensis records his death "in eadem civitate [=Hileburc civitatem suam] in sacra nocte epiphanie Domini"[260]. m ---. The name of Friedrich's wife is not known. Graf Friedrich & his wife had three children:

a) daughter (-after Jan 1017). Thietmar records the death of "Count Friedrich…in his burg Eilenburg", stating that he transferred Eilenburg to "his brother's son Dietrich" before he died while it was agreed that his remaining lands "would pass to his three daughters"[261].
b) daughter (-after Jan 1017). Thietmar records the death of "Count Friedrich…in his burg Eilenburg", stating that he transferred Eilenburg to "his brother's son Dietrich" before he died while it was agreed that his remaining lands "would pass to his three daughters"[262].
c) daughter (-after Jan 1017). Thietmar records the death of "Count Friedrich…in his burg Eilenburg", stating that he transferred Eilenburg to "his brother's son Dietrich" before he died while it was agreed that his remaining lands "would pass to his three daughters"[263].
https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/MEISSEN.htm#Dietrichdiedbefore976 ____________

Theodoric I Born c. 920s Died 975/6 (?) Issue Dedo I, Count of Wettin Frederick I of Wettin House House of Wettin

Dedo I, Count of Wettin (c. 950 – 13 November 1009), also known as Dedo I of Wettin, was a son of Theodoric I of Wettin and Jutta of Merseburg.

https://history.wikia.org/wiki/Burchard_III,_Duke_of_Swabia

Burchard III, Duke of Swabia EDIT Burchard III (c. 915 – 12 November 973) was the count of Thurgau and Zürichgau, perhaps of Rhaetia, and then Duke of Swabia from 954 to his death.

He was the son of Burchard II and Regilinda. At a young age on the murder of his father in 926, he was sent to Saxony for his safety after the accession of the duke Herman I. In Saxony, he married a member of the Immedinger family. From this marriage came two sons: Theodoric, count of Wettin, and Burchard, count of Liesgau. He second marriage was to Hedwige, daughter of Henry I, Duke of Bavaria. Burchard built the great fortress atop the Hohentwiel, and Hedwige was the foundress of the monastery of St. Georg there, but their marriage remained childless.

After the rebellion of Duke Liudolf, son of King Otto I, in 954, the king bestowed the ducal title on his nephew-in-law Burchard at a general council at Arnstadt. Burchard was an intimate of Otto and his queen, Adelaide of Italy. He was often at the royal court and he accompanied Otto on his campaign against the Magyars and was present at the great Battle of the Lechfeld on August 10 955. In 965, he led a third campaign against Berengar II in Italy. At the Battle of the Po on 25 June, Burchard defeated the local Lombard magnates and restored Italy to Ottonian control, even the south Italian principalities were brought to heel by 972. In 973, he died and was buried in the chapel of Saint Erasmus in the monastery on Reichenau Island in Lake Constance. He was succeeded by Otto, son of Liudolf.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodoric_I_of_Wettin Theodoric I (c. 916 – c. 976), German Dietrich I, also known as Thierry I of Liesgau, is considered the oldest traceable member of the House of Wettin. In genealogy this makes him the progenitor of the dukes, electors and kings of Saxony, the grand dukes of Saxony-Weimar and Eisenach and the dukes of the various Saxon duchies of Thuringia, and of various present-day monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, King Philippe of Belgium, the last king Simeon II of Bulgaria, as well as the last king of Portugal, Manuel II.

Almost nothing is known about Theodoric's life; not even the year of his death is clear. It is believed that he was killed in battle with the Hungarians in 976. He had two sons:

Dedo I, Count of Wettin (died 1009) Frederick I, Count of Eilenburg (died 1017), who had no sons Because of Theodoric's importance to the genealogy of European royalty, much speculation exists about his ancestry. Three possible fathers have been identified for him, but there is no conclusive evidence for any of them:

Dedi I, Count in the Hassegau (died 960), a descendant of Burchard, Duke of Thuringia Burchard II, Duke of Swabia (died 916) Volkmar I, Count in the Harzgau ..................................................................................................................................

http://genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00022882&tree=LEO

Dietrich was Count in Hessengau. His son Dedo II (died 1009) was the first to capture Wettin, which gave the family its name.

Almost nothing is known about Dietrich's life; not even the year of his death is clear. It is believed that Dietrich was slain in battle with the Magyars in 976. His wife might have been Jutta, daughter of Bion von Merschreig, but this is very doubtful.

He is considered the oldest traceable member of the Wettin dynasty. This makes him the earliest known paternal ancestor of many present-day royals, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and King Albert II of Belgium.

Because of Dietrich's importance to the genealogy of European royalty, much speculation exists about his ancestry. Three possible fathers of Dietrich's have been identified, but there is no conclusive evidence for any:

  • Dedi I, count in the Hassegau (died 957), a descendant of Burchard, Duke of Thuringia
  • Burchard III, Duke of Swabia (died 973)
  • Volkmar I, Count in the Harzgau

(extracted from soc.genealogy.medieval)


Dietrich I Graf in Hassengau

M, #8912, d. before 976

Last Edited=9 Feb 2003

    Dietrich I Graf in Hassenga was the son of Dedi Graf in Hassenga and unknown von Harzgau. He died before 976.
    Dietrich I Graf in Hassenga gained the title of Graf in Hassenga.

Children of Dietrich I Graf in Hassenga and unknown (?)

-1. Dedi I Graf in Hassenga+ d. 13 Nov 1009

-2. Friedrich Graf von Wettin und Eilenburg d. 5 Jan 1017

-3. Oda in Hassenga

Forrás / Source:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p892.htm#i8912



Dietrich I. (Liesgau)

Dietrich I. gilt heute als der Ahnherr der Wettiner im 10. Jahrhundert; seine Abstammung und seine Lebensdaten sind allerdings hoch spekulativ.

Dietrich I. wird vom Chronisten Thietmar von Merseburg († 1018) als Vater von Dedo I., Graf von Wettin erwähnt. Seine Stammes- bzw. Adelsgeschlechtszugehörigkeit wird von dieser Quelle mit "Sed si te lectorem audire delectat, unde is fuerit, de tribu, quae Buzici dicitue, et de patre Thiedrico originem duxisse accipies." angegeben. Der Meißner Markgraf Rikdag († 985) wäre dabei ein agnatischer Verwandter: "Hic Rigdago marchioni, agnato suimet, ab infancia serviebat [...]". Während Thietmar als zeitgenössiger Chronist diese Angabe (Buzici) offenbar noch für ausreichend hielt, wusste man im 13. Jahrhundert damit schon nichts mehr anzufangen. August der Starke bevorzugte dann eine Abstammung vom legendären Sachsen-Herzog Widukind (8./9. Jahrhundert).

Es ist denkbar, dass Dietrich I. noch vor 976/77 starb, denn in dem Jahr brachte sein Sohn Dedo I. seine eigene Mutter als Gefangene einer Fehde nach Böhmen, auch wuchs Dedo im Gefolge des Markgrafen Rikdag auf.

Heute gibt es im wesentlichen drei Theorien über Dietrichs Abstammung, von denen sich aber keine über das Stadium der Spekulation hinaus erhebt. Sie basieren darauf, dass sich bei Adelsfamilien bestimmte Namen über Generationen erhielten, etwa der Name Burchard (Burcharden = Buzici?), dass sich Ämter mitunter „vererbten“ und dass sich Übereinstimmungen mit Personen anderer Quellen ergeben. So findet sich in der Auflistung der Gefallenen der Schlacht am Kap Colonna gegen die Sarazenen (13. Juli 982) auch ein Dedi (*nicht unbedingt mit Dietrich gleichzusetzender Name), gefolgt von einem Burchard, sicherlich dessen Bruder.

Eine erste Theorie, veröffentlicht bereits in einer Festschrift zum 800. Jubiliäum der Wettiner 1889, lässt Dietrich I. von den Burcharden abstammen, Gefolgsleuten der Karolinger seit Karl dem Großen. Die beiden 982 gegen die Araber gefallenen Adligen Dedi und Burchard werden dabei als Brüder Dietrich I. eingestuft und Dedi I., Graf im Hassegau († 14. März 957) als dessen Vater. Gleichzeitig rechnet diese Version einen 908 gegen die Ungarn gefallenen Markgrafen der Sorbenmark namens Burchard zu Dietrichs Vorfahren. Eine zweite Theorie benennt Dietrich als Sohn des schwäbischen Herzogs Burchard III. († 973), der nach 926 einige Zeit in „Sachsen“ verbrachte, und einer Immedingerin. Dieses Geschlecht wird als rätische Burchardinger bezeichnet. Für sie scheint u.a. die Einordnung des Sachsenspiegels zu sprechen, der die Wettiner zu den schwäbischen Geschlechtern zählte, aber erst im 13. Jahrhundert entstand. Eine dritte Theorie macht Dietrich zum Sohn des Harzgau-Grafen Volkmar (Folcmar, um 945). Für diese Theorie spricht, dass der agnatische Verwandte Rikdag als Angehöriger der Harzgaugrafen gilt, einer Sippe, die sich bis ins 9. Jahrhundert zurückverfolgen lässt.

Dietrich hatte die Söhne:

Dedo I., Graf von Wettin

Friedrich I., Graf von Wettin und Eilenburg.

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