Hatheburg, Countess of Merseburg

public profile

How are you related to Hatheburg, Countess of Merseburg?

Connect to the World Family Tree to find out

Hatheburg, Countess of Merseburg's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

About Hatheburg, Countess of Merseburg

Was Gerlint of Merseburg a sister or another name of Hatheburg?

Hatheburg of Merseburg: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hatheburg of Merseburg Born 876 Died after 909

Spouse(s): Henry the Fowler

Issue: Thankmar

Hatheburg Father: Erwin of Merseburg:

Hatheburg (also Hatheburch) (* 876 in Merseburg; † on 21 June after 909) was the first wife of Henry the Fowler, later king of East Francia (Germany). After their marriage was dissolved, Hatheburg became abbess of a convent.


Hatheburg was the daughter of Erwin of Mersburg, who possessed property in Hassegau and Friesenfeld. The name of Hatheburg's mother is Wendilgarde and her mother's sister, Hildegard, was married to Thietmar, Count of Merseburg, who was Henry the Fowler's military tutor (vir disciplinae militaris peritissmus). Erwin had no sons and Hatheburg and her sister were the heirs to his property.


Erwin Graf von Merseburg

   - vor 909

Eventuell Sohn des Grafen Albwin

Lexikon des Mittelalters: Band III Spalte 2191

  • ******************** Erwin, Graf von Merseburg
    + vor 909

Schwiegervater König HEINRICHS I.

Erwin war reich begüterter Herr der Merseburger Altenburg und - obwohl nicht als comes nachgewiesen - wahrscheinlich Graf im Hochseegau

oo Tante mütterlicherseits des Grafen Siegfried (+ 937)

Er hinterließ sein Erbe zwei Töchtern, deren eine, Hatheburg, sich vor 909 in zweiter Ehe mit HEINRICH I. vermählte. Obwohl nach der Geburt Thangmars die Ehe annulliert wurde, behielt HEINRICH das Erbe des Grafen Erwin. Der Streit um diesen Besitz war 938 wesentliche Ursache für den Aufstand Thangmars gegen seinen Halbbruder OTTO I.


R. Schölkopf, Die sächs. Grafen (919-1024)(Stud. und Vorarb. zum Hist. Atlas Niedersachsens 22, 1957), 35.


"King Henry I"

In those fighting , HEINRICH had recognized the importance of a place that had long played a role as a border festival against the Sorbs. It was Merseburg that was in the early stages of urban development and whose "old castle" belonged to Count Erwin . In the mighty belt, the goods of the Liudolfing house moved from the Harz to S-Thuringia, westwards to Eichsfeld and Hersfeld Abbey, from the Elbe to Werra and Fulda. There was only one major gap in this move: on that Saalebogen, as crowning and dominating the country was Merseburg. From here, the count Erwin den Hasgau and den , who had probably been tested and perhaps fallen in the border fightGau Friesenfeld (Frisonenfeld) managed. His daughters were two daughters; one of them, Hatheburg , married but widowed again, the other unknown by name and fate. The Church had focused on the rich and politically significant inheritance; under her influence, Hatheburg probably took the veil.

W aitz, Georg: Page 15



Check: "Stuart, Roderick W. 'Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa'. Fourth edition, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company."

view all 13

Hatheburg, Countess of Merseburg's Timeline

Weimar, Thüringen, Ostenfrankenreich
Köln, (Present North Rhine-Westphalia), Herzogtum Lotharingia, Ostenfrankenreich (Present Germany)