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Esiko

Also Known As: "Esico von Ballenstedt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Germany
Death: circa 1059 (69-87)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Matilda of Swabia
Father of Adelaide of Ballenstadt and Adalbert II, count of Ballenstedt.

Occupation: Greve av Anhalt-Ballenstedt, Greve, Greve (Ballenstedt, Aschersleben), greve av Ballenstedt och Aschersleben i Schwabengau, fogde av Kloster Nienburg och Hagenrode, Graf von Aschersleben, Vogt von Nienburg und Hagenrode
House:: House of Ascania
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About Esiko, count of Ballenstedt

1. ESIKO von Ballenstedt (-[1059/60]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Esiko's relationship, through his mother, with the Markgrafen der Ostmark is deduced from the Annalista Saxo which names "Sigefridus, avunculus Esici comitis de Ballenstide, filius Odonis incliti marchionis"[1064]. "Heinricus…rex" donated property "quod comes Hesicho nostre consanguinitati…hereditatis Fulkmeresroth in comitatu eiusdem comitis" to the church of Naumburg by charter dated 27 Jun 1043[1065]. The precise relationship between Esiko and Heinrich III King of Germany has not been identified. Graf im Schwabengau und im Gau Serimunt. He founded the abbey of Ballenstedt. "…Hesicus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 15 Apr 1059 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Hamburg confirmed a donation to Kloster auf dem Sülberge[1066].

m (after 1026) as her third husband, MATHILDE of Swabia, widow firstly of KONRAD Duke of Carinthia [Salier] and secondly of FREDERIC [II] Duke of Upper Lotharingia, daughter of HERMANN II Duke of Swabia & his wife Gerberga of Upper Burgundy ([988]-20 Jul [1031/32]), bur Worms Cathedral). ... ... ...

Graf Esiko & his wife had two children:


http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SAXON%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc509136483

Esico of Ballenstedt (died around 1060)[1] is the progenitor of the House of Ascania, (i.e., the oldest known member of his dynasty). Esico was the count of Ballenstedt (r.1036-1060), and his possessions became the nucleus of the later Principality of Anhalt.

Parents and siblings

Esico is also known as Esiko and Hesicho.[2] His father is sometimes assumed to have been one Adalbert of Ballenstedt, who had married Hidda, a daughter of Margrave Odo I of the Saxon Eastern March, but there is no hard evidence for this.[3] Thereby, Esico would have been a brother of Uta von Ballenstedt, the consort of Margrave Eckard II of Meissen, and of Hacheza, abbess of Gernrode.[4] He may have also had a brother named Dietrich.[2]

Career Little is known about him, but he is assumed to have been count of the Saxon Schwabengau, Harzgau and Nordthüringgau with his seat at Ballenstedt Castle.[5]

Esico was first mentioned in a 1036 deed issued by Emperor Conrad II, and then until eight further charters issued up to 1059.[6] He is also referred to in the 13th century chronicle, the Annalista Saxo, as Esicus de Ballenstide.[7] He is assumed to have inherited large properties in the Saxon Eastern March from his maternal grandfather Margrave Odo I.[8] He was the count of Ballenstedt from at least about 1036 until his death in about 1060.[2]

In about 1043, he likely founded a collegiate church dedicated to Pancras of Rome and Abundius near his castle, castle Ballenstedt.[2] He was among the founders of Naumburg Cathedral, of which his sister, Uta was a major donor.[9] It is occasionally stated that Esico built the first buildings of Anhalt Castle in 1050,[10] but other sources consider that castle to have been built by Esico's grandson, Otto, Count of Ballenstedt, in about 1123.[11]

When Uta and Eckard died childless in 1045 and 1046 respectively, their property was to revert to Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, but Esico ensured that major parts of their inheritance were given to the control of the Gernrode Abby, where their sister, Hazecha, had been abbess since 1043.[3]

Esico's possessions became the nucleus of the later Principality of Anhalt.[12]

Marriage and Children Esico was married to a woman named Matilda. Following an entry in the Annalista Saxo,[13] Esico is sometimes said to have married Matilda of Swabia, daughter of Herman II of Swabia, and sister-in-law of Emperor Conrad II, around 1026.[14] This is possible, as Matilda's second husband, Frederick of Bar, is thought to have died c.1026 (although he may have lived until 1033).[15] Alternatively, his wife may have been Matilda of Werl.[16]

With his wife, Esico had three children:

Adalbert II, Count of Ballenstedt, who succeeded Esico as count of Ballenstedt.[2] Adelaide of Ballenstadt, wife of Thiemo of Schraplau. Otto

[ADALBERT] von Ballenstedt, son of ---.

m [HIDDA][1062] der Ostmark, daughter of HODO Markgraf der Ostmark Graf im Nordthüringen & his wife ---. From the Annalista Saxo description of "Sigefridus, avunculus Esici comitis de Ballenstide, filius Odonis incliti marchionis", it is deduced that Siegfried's sister married the father of Esiko Graf von Ballenstedt, but neither parent is named in this source[1063].

[Adalbert] & his wife had one child:

1. ESIKO von Ballenstedt (-[1059/60]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Esiko's relationship, through his mother, with the Markgrafen der Ostmark is deduced from the Annalista Saxo which names "Sigefridus, avunculus Esici comitis de Ballenstide, filius Odonis incliti marchionis"[1064]. "Heinricus…rex" donated property "quod comes Hesicho nostre consanguinitati…hereditatis Fulkmeresroth in comitatu eiusdem comitis" to the church of Naumburg by charter dated 27 Jun 1043[1065]. The precise relationship between Esiko and Heinrich III King of Germany has not been identified. Graf im Schwabengau und im Gau Serimunt. He founded the abbey of Ballenstedt. "…Hesicus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 15 Apr 1059 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Hamburg confirmed a donation to Kloster auf dem Sülberge[1066]. m (after 1026) as her third husband, MATHILDE of Swabia, widow firstly of KONRAD Duke of Carinthia [Salier] and secondly of FREDERIC [II] Duke of Upper Lotharingia, daughter of HERMANN II Duke of Swabia & his wife Gerberga of Upper Burgundy ([988]-20 Jul [1031/32]), bur Worms Cathedral). Thietmar refers to "Konrad" as son-in-law of Hermann Duke of Swabia, recording that they attacked Strasbourg together after the election of Heinrich II King of Germany in 1002[1067]. Wipo names "Mahthilda de filia Chuonradi regis Burgundiæ" as mother of "iunioris Chuononis"[1068]. The Alberti Milioli Notarii Regini Liber de Temporibus names "comitissam Beatricam…de Gallia…filia comitis Frederic, mater…domina Matilda", but does not give the origin of Mathilde[1069]. The Annalista Saxo names "Machtildis" as sister of Gisela, wife of Emperor Konrad II, and also names her third husband[1070]. The primary source which records her second marriage has not so far been identified. However, the Chronicon Sancti Michælis, monasterii in pago Virdunensi names "duabus puellulis Sophia et Beatrice" as daughters of the son of "duce Theodorico", specifying that the empress was their amita and that she adopted them after their father died[1071]. She attended the Easter celebrations at Ingelheim in 1030[1072]. The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the death in Jul of "Mechthild soror imperatricis Gislæ"[1073]. "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property to the church of Worms naming "filii nostri Heinrici Regis, filie quoque nostre Beatricis" for the souls of "parentum nostrorum defunctorum atavi nostri ducis Chuonradi, avie nostre Iudithe, patris nostri Heinrici, patrui nostri ducis Chuonradi eiusque coniugis Mathildis, sororis etiam nostre Iudithe", all buried at Worms Cathedral, by charter dated 30 Jan 1034[1074]. Graf Esiko & his wife had two children:

a) ADALBERT von Ballenstedt (-murdered [1076/83]). "Adalbertum seniorem" is named, and his parentage given, in the Annalista Saxo[1075]. Graf im Nordthuringgau 1063. Graf von Ballenstedt.

- see below.

b) ADELHEID von Ballenstedt . The Annalista Saxo names "Adelheidem" daughter of "Esicus comes de Ballenstide [et] Machtildem", also naming her husband "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo"[1076]. m THIEMO von Schraplau, son of ---. Thiemo & his wife had two children:

i) ESIKO von Schraplau . The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum seniorum et…Ekkihardum" as sons of "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo" & his wife[1077]. m ---. The name of Esiko's wife is not known. Esiko & his wife had one child:

(a) ESIKO von Schraplau . The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum iuniorem de Burnstide" as son of "Esicum seniorum"[1078].

ii) EKKEHARD von Schraplau . The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum seniorum et…Ekkihardum" as sons of "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo" & his wife[1079]. m ---. The name of Ekkehard's wife is not known. Ekkehard & his wife had two children:

(a) KONRAD von Schraplau . The Annalista Saxo names "Conradum et Ekkihardum de Eikstede" as sons of "Ekkihardum"[1080].

(b) EKKEHARD von Schraplau . Annalista Saxo names "Conradum et Ekkihardum de Eikstede" as sons of "Ekkihardum"[1081].

Esico of Ballenstedt (died around 1060) is the progenitor of the House of Ascania, i.e., the oldest known member of the house. Little is known about him, but he is assumed to have been count of the Schwabengau and of the Harzgau with his seat at Ballenstedt. His father is sometimes assumed to have been Count Adalbert I, but there is no hard evidence for this. Esico is assumed to have inherited properties from Odo I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark, who may have been his maternal grandfather.

He was succeeded by his son Adalbert II, Count of Ballenstedt.

Source: Wikipedia English


Wiklopedia: Esiko av Ballenstedt, även Esico, Esicus, född 990/1000, död 1059/1060, greve av Ballenstedt och Aschersleben i Schwabengau, fogde av Kloster Nienburg och Hagenrode. Son till greve Adalbert I av Ballenstedt och Hidda av Lausitz. Innehåll [visa]

   * 1 Biografi
         o 1.1 Kommentar
   * 2 Äktenskap och barn
   * 3 Litteratur

Biografi [redigera]

Esiko var greve i Schwaben-, Harz- och Hardagau. Kanske är Esiko identisk med den "...iconis" som nämns i en urkund från 1030 utfärdad av kejsar Konrad II. Högst troligt är att han i vart fall är identisk med den greve Esico som nämns av samme kejsare i en urkund utfärdad 26 oktober 1036.

Esiko efterträdde fadern och ärvde 1032 betydande allodier av markgreve Hodo II (död 1032), en av hans mors anförvanter, samt dennes förvaltande av vissa grevskap. Esiko tillskrivs grundandet av en kollegiatstiftskyrka på sin borg Ballenstedt, och vid invigningen av den nya kyrkan 1046 var kejsar Heinrich III närvarande. Kommentar [redigera]

Enligt Lutz Partenheimer är Esikos föräldrar okända men menar samtidigt att Esiko verkligen var dotterson till markgreve Hodo I (död 993).

Vem Esikos maka Mathilda var har länge varit ett mysterium. Av Annalista Saxo framgår att Esikos maka Mathilda var syster till tysk-romerska kejsarinnan Gisela av Schwaben (död 1043), och som sådan därmed dotter till hertig Herman II av Schwaben (död 1003). Annalista Saxo är den enda samtida källa som intygar denna Mathildas existens. Genealogiska forskare, däribland Hermann Bollnow, Werner Trillmich och Andreas Thiele, menar att Esikos maka Mathilda hörde till huset Werl och var dotter till kejsarinnan Giselas äldre halvbror, greve Bernhard II av Werl-Hoevel. Äktenskap och barn [redigera]

Esiko var gift med en Mathilda, dotter till antingen hertig Herman II av Schwaben (död 1003) eller till greve Bernhard II av Werl-Hoevel (död omkring 1059). Mathilda, besläktad med saliska kejsarhuset, blev mor till följande barn:

  1. Adalbert II av Ballenstedt (ca 1030-1077/1083), greve av Ballenstedt

Litteratur [redigera]

   * Brandenburg Erich: Die Nachkommen Karls des Großen Verlag Degener & Co Neustadt an der Aisch 1998 Tafel 32 Seite 65
   * Thiele, Andreas: Erzählende genealogische Stammtafeln zur europäischen Geschichte Band I, Teilband 1, R. G. Fischer Verlag Frankfurt/Main 1993 Tafel 217
   * Trillmich Werner: Kaiser Konrad II. und seine Zeit. Europa Union Verlag Bonn 1991 Seite 79,294
   * Black-Veldtrup, Mechthild: Kaiserin Agnes (1043-1077) Quellenkritische Studien, Böhlau Verlag Köln 1995, Seite 134-195
   * Assing Helmut: Die frühen Askanier und ihre Frauen. Kulturstiftung Bernburg 2002 Seite 6-7
   * Assing Helmut: Brandenburg, Anhalt und Thüringen im Mittelalter. Askanier und Ludowinger beim Aufbau fürstlicher Territorialherrschaften. Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar Wien 1997 Seite 112,177-180,182-188

Greve av Ballenstedt ca. 1003 - 1060

Tekst: Tore Nygaard

Kilder:

Erich Brandenburg: Die Nachkommen Karls des Grossen. Leipzig 1935. Mogens Bugge: Våre forfedre, nr. 392. Bent og Vidar Billing Hansen: Rosensverdslektens forfedre, side 21



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The House of Ascania descends from Count Esico, who flourished in the Schwabengau and Hartgau 1039-1059. Esico's descendants acquired the county of Ballenstedt and, about 1100, that of Ascania.


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brief biography

Esico of Ballenstedt (died around 1060) is the progenitor of the House of Ascania, i.e., the oldest known member of the house. Little is known about him, but he is assumed to have been count of the Schwabengau and of the Harzgau with his seat at Ballenstedt. His father is sometimes assumed to have been Count Adalbert I. "Sigefridus, avunculus Esici comitis de Ballenstide, filius Odonis incliti marchionis", it is deduced that Siegfried's sister married the father of Esico. Esico is assumed to have inherited properties from Odo I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark, who may have been his maternal grandfather.