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Engelbert von der Mark

Birthplace: Katzenelnbogen,Hessen Nassau,Prussia
Death: Died in Fröndenberg
Immediate Family:

Son of Eberhard I, Graf von der Mark and Irmgard von Berg von Limburg
Husband of Mechtild von Arenberg
Father of Adolf II, count of La Marck; Eberhard II von der Mark, Herr zu Arenberg, Lummen und Neufchâteau; Irmgard, Gräfin von der Mark; Richardis Gräfin zur Lippe and Engelbert von der Mark
Brother of Konrad von der Mark; Adolf von der Mark; Margaretha von der Marck and Cunegundis van der Marck
Half brother of Richardis von der Mark Salm; Johanna von der Mark and Engelbert von der Mark, seigneur de Loverval

Occupation: Graf von den Mark
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Englebert II, Graf von der Mark

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Engelbert II of the Mark (died July 18, 1328) was Count of the Mark and through marriage, Count of Arenberg.

Biography Engelbert II succeeded his father in 1308 and continued his father's efforts to maintain authority over the County of Mark. This necessitated conflict with Bishop Ludwig II of Münster, as well as the Archbishop of Cologne, Henry II of Virneburg, who also dominated the neighboring Duchy of Westphalia. When Bishop Ludwig II marched into Hamm in 1323, he fell into Engelbert's hands and was released only after paying 5,000 silvermarks, a very high ransom.

During the dispute over the throne between Frederick the Fair and Ludwig IV, Engelbert II later allied himself temporarily with the Archbishop of Cologne, who supported Frederick. A short time later, Engelbert II switched his support to Ludwig IV, putting the Archbishop under such pressure, he was obliged to request a truce.

Count Engelbert II granted the city of Bochum its town charter at Blankenstein Castle in 1321

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Englebert II, Graf von der Mark's Timeline

Katzenelnbogen,Hessen Nassau,Prussia
Age 18
Mark Hamm,Westfalen,,Prussia
Age 23
Age 26
Age 32
July 18, 1328
Age 46