Judith of Babenberg

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Italian: Giuditta, German: Jutta, Spanish: Judit, Russian: Ютта, Bulgarian: Юдит, Czech: Judita, Greek: Ιουδήθ
Also Known As: "Judith 'Ida' of Babenberg", "Julitta or Ita in Latin sources", "Judith van Oostenrijk", "Judit de Babenberg", "Ютта Бабенбергская", "Юдит Бабенберг", "Judita Babenberská", "Ιουδήθ του Μπάμπενμπερκ"
Birthplace: Austria
Death: between circa November 22, 1164 and October 18, 1168 (41-57)
Montferrat, Piedmont, Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Saint Leopold III, Margrave of Austria and Agnes of Waiblingen
Wife of William V Aleramici, "the Old" marquess of Montferrat
Mother of William "Longsword" of Montferrat, count of Jaffa & Ascalon; Beatrice Aleramici, del Monferrato; Conrad I de Montferrat, king of Jerusalem; Boniface I, marquess of Montferrat, 1st king of Thessalonica; Agnes Guidi, of Montferrat and 3 others
Sister of Henry II "Jasomirgott", Duke of Austria; Leopold IV Babenberg, "the Generous" margrave of Austria & duke of Bavaria; Bertha von Riedenburg, Burggräfin von Regensburg; Otto, Prince of Austria; Agnes of Babenberg and 5 others
Half sister of Heilika von Staufen; Frederick II, Duke of Swabia; Sophia von Hohenstaufen; Conrad III, King of Germany; Richilde von Schwaben (von Hohenstaufen) and 3 others

Occupation: Marchioness consort of Montferrat
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About Judith of Babenberg

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_of_Babenberg

Judith (or Jutta, sometimes called Julitta or Ita in Latin sources; c. 1115/1120 – after 1168), a member of the House of Babenberg, was Marchioness of Montferrat from 1135 until her death, by her marriage with Marquess William V.

Life She was a daughter of Margrave Leopold III of Austria (1073–1136), from his second marriage with Agnes (1072–1143), the only daughter of the Salian emperor Henry IV. She thereby was a niece of Emperor Henry V, the chronicler Otto of Freising was one of her older brothers. King Conrad III of Germany was her half-brother from her mother's first marriage with the Hohenstaufen duke Frederick I of Swabia; Emperor Frederick Barbarossa was her nephew.

By his marriage, Judith's father Leopold had climbed into the first row of Imperial princes. In 1125 he even was one of the possible candidates in the election as King of the Romans, he nevertheless forwent in favour of his stepson Duke Frederick II of Swabia.

About 1133, Judith married the Aleramici marquess William V of Montferrat (d. 1191), by whom she bore at least eight children. The Aleramici were among the leading dynasties in the Crusades; William accompanied his nephew King Louis VII of France on the Second Crusade of 1147. Of Judith's five sons, four became prominent in the affairs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and of Byzantium:

  • William Longsword (d. 1177), Count of Jaffa and Ascalon; father of Baldwin V of Jerusalem.
  • Conrad of Montferrat (d. 1192), King of Jerusalem
  • Boniface of Montferrat (d. 1207); his successor to Montferrat and founder of the Kingdom of Thessalonica.
  • Frederick of Montferrat, Bishop of Alba
  • Renier of Montferrat (d. 1183); married into the Byzantine imperial family.

The marriage also produced three daughters:

  • Agnes of Montferrat (1202); married Count Guido Guerra III Guidi of Modigliana.[1] The marriage was annulled on grounds of childlessness before 1180, when Guido remarried, and Agnes entered the convent of Santa Maria di Rocca delle Donne.
  • Adelasia (Azalaïs) of Montferrat (d. 1232); married Manfred II, Marquess of Saluzzo, c. 1182, and was regent for her grandson, Manfred III.
  • An unidentified daughter, who married Albert, Marquess of Malaspina.

The husband William V was a loyal supporter of Judith's nephew Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, their matrimony aided to Frederick's betrothal with Countess Beatrice I of Burgundy, a relative(great aunt) of William's mother Gisela, in 1156. Judith was still living in 1168, but seems to have died before her husband went to the Kingdom of Jerusalem after their grandson Baldwin's coronation as King of Jerusalem in the 1180s.

- http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/AUSTRIA.htm#Judithdiedafter1178

9. JUDITH (-after 1178). The wife of Marchese Guglielmo is recorded by William of Tyre as sister of Konrad III King of Germany[197]. The Continuatio Claustroneoburgensis names "Iuta" as fifth daughter of "Liupoldus marchio Austrie" and "Agnetem imperatoris Heinrici IV filiam", specifying that she married "marchio de monte Phetran Regengerus"[198], although this appears chronologically impossible and should presumably refer to Marchese Guglielmo. The Cronica Alberti de Bezanis refers to the wife of "Gulielmus marchio Montisferati" as "sororem domini Conradi regis Romanorum et domini Frederici ducis Suevorum"[199]. "Guilelmus marchio filius quondam Rainerii…marchionis et Julita jugalis filia quondam marchionis Leopoldi de Austria" donated property to the monastery of Grassano by charter dated [15/16] Mar 1156[200].

m (before 28 Mar 1133) GUGLIELMO di Monferrato, son of RANIERI III Marchese di Monferrato & his wife Gisèle de Bourgogne-Comté (1110-1191). He succeeded his father in [1137] as GUGLIELMO V "il Vecchio" Marchese di Monferrato.


The Babenbergs

Luitpold I, Mkgf der Bayrischen Ostmark (976-994), Gf im Traungau, im Sundergau und im Donaugau 962, +994; m.Richwara, dau.of Gf Ernst im Sualafeldgau; They had issue:

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  • A3. Adalbert, Mkgf der Ostmark=Austria (1018-55), +26.5.1055; 1m: Glismod N, sister of Meinwerks, Bp of Paderborn; 2m: Frowila Orseolo (+17.2.1071)
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    • B2. [1m.] Mgve Ernst of Austria (1055-75), *1027, +k.a.9.6.1075; 1m: Adelheid of Meissen (+1071); 2m: Suanahild N
      • C1. [1m.] Mgve Leopold II of Austria (1075-96), *1050, +12.10.1102; m.Ida von Ratelberg
        • D1. Mgve Leopold III "der Heilige" of Austria (1096-1136), *Melk 1073, +Vienna 15.11.1136; 1m: N von Perg (+by 1105); 2m: 1106 Agnes of Germany (*1072/73 +24.9.1143)
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          • E9. Judith, *ca 1115, +after 18.10.1168/1178; m.before 28.3.1133 Mgve Guillaume V of Montferrat (+1191)
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Judith of Babenberg's Timeline

Parodi Ligure, Piedmont, Italy
Monferrato, Piemonte, Italy
Montferrat, Italy
Montferrat, Itlay
Montferrat, Itlay
Montferrat, Piedmont, Italy
Montferat, Piemonte, Italy
November 22, 1164
Age 49
Montferrat, Piedmont, Italy