Hermann, count of Arnsberg-Werl

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Hermann von Arnsberg-Werl

Birthplace: Germany
Death: circa 985 (32-48)
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich, count of Werl
Husband of Gerberge of Burgundy
Father of Hermann II, count of Werl; Rudolf von Werl, Graf im Mittleren Friesland and Bernhard I, count of Werl

Occupation: Graf von Werl
Managed by: Hendrik Niklaas, Henk Hummel
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About Hermann, count of Arnsberg-Werl


HERMANN [I] (-[985/86]).

  • According to Europäische Stammtafeln[972], Hermann [I] was the possible son of Graf Heinrich but the basis for this speculation is not known.
  • "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation by "matrone Helmburhe" of Kloster Fischbeck for the soul of "Ricperhti domini sui et Richarddi et Aelfdehe filii sui", including property "in pago Tilithi in comitatu Hirimanni…iterum in pago Merstem in comitatu eiusdem comitis…et in pago Laginga…in comitatu Dodicon et in pago Vuestfala in comitatu Henrici comitis…et in comitatu Hroduuerkes…et in comitatu Vuirinhardi", by charter dated 10 Jan 955[973].
  • Graf von Werl.
  • married as her first husband, GERBERGA of Burgundy, daughter of CONRAD I "le Pacifique" King of Burgundy [Welf] & his second wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian] (-7 Jul 1018).
  • No direct record of this first marriage has so far been identified. However, "Otto tercius…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted privileges to Kloster Oedingen founded by "matrona Gerberga…in comitatu Herimanni eius filii" to the monks of the Marienkapelle at Aachen by charter dated 18 May 1000[974], and Thietmar names "Count Hermann son of Gerberga" when recording his dispute with Dietrich Bishop of Münster in 1016[975]. These two references relate to Hermann [II] Graf von Werl. In addition, "Rodulfus et Bernhardus nati in…Werla" are named as brothers of Empress Gisela in the Annalista Saxo, although not specifying that they were her uterine brothers[976].
  • She founded Kloster Oedingen in 1000.
  • She married secondly ([986]) Hermann [von Schwaben], who was installed in 997 as Hermann II Duke of Swabia. "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "in villa Stohchusen in pago Locdorp ac comitatu Herimanni comitis" to Kloster Meschede by charter dated 29 Sep 997 by request of "Gerbirge comitisse"[977].
  • Graf Hermann [I] & his wife had three children:
  1. HERMANN [II] von Werl (-after 14 Sep [1029]).
  2. RUDOLF von Werl (-after 1040).
  3. BERNHARD von Werl (-after 1027).
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Werl, Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
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Werl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
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Werl, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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