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Welf

Also Known As: "Guelf II Altdorf", "Welf II Weingarten"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Altdorf, Germany
Death: March 10, 1030 (58)
Altdorf, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
Immediate Family:

Son of Rudolf II, count of Altdorf and Ita von Öhningen
Husband of Ermengarda di Lussemburgo
Father of Ita av Altdorf; Duke Welf III of Carinthia; Herzog von Bayern Guelph III and Cunegonde of Altdorf
Brother of Conrad, count of Altdorf; Eberhard I von Bamberg, bishop; Heinrich von Schwaben, graf and Richardis von Schwaben, princess

Occupation: Conde de Altdorf, Comte, en Lechrain, Greve i Lechrain, hr. Szwabii
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About Welf II, duke of Bavaria

Foundation for Medieval Genealogy:

WELF [II] (-10 Mar 1030, bur Altdorf). The Genealogia Welforum names "Heinricum, qui apud Lonon in venatione saxo percussis interiit, et Gwelfum huius nominis primum" as sons of Rudolf and Ita, specifying that he was buried at Weingarten[832]. The Historia Welforum names (in order) "Heinricum et Guelfonem et filiam Richgardam" as the children of "Roudolfus" & his wife[833]. The Annalista Saxo names "Welphum comitem" as son of Rudolf (brother of Eticho/Welf and Konrad, although this appears difficult to sustain chronologically)[834].

Graf von Altdorf. Graf im Nori- und Inntal. "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" renewed the privileges of Kloster Fulda by undated charter, placed in the compilation with other charters dated 1020, witnessed by "Godifridi ducis, Berinhardi ducis, Thiederici ducis, Welphonis comitis, Cunonis comitis, Kunrati comitis, Ottonis comitis, Adilbrahtis comitis, Bobonis comitis, Friderici comitis, Bezilini comitis, Ezonis comitis palatini"[835], the order of witnesses presumably giving some idea of the relative importance of these named nobles at the court of Emperor Heinrich II at the time.

His county around the Brenner pass was confiscated by Emperor Konrad II as a punishment for Welf having supported Ernst Duke of Swabia in his rebellion in 1030[836].

He built the castle of Ravensburg on his Swabian lands which became the family's chief residence[837].

The necrology of Weingarten records the death "VI Id Mar" of "Ruodolfus com frater sancti Chuonradi…et Welf filius eius…hic sepulti"[838].

m ([1015]) IRMTRUD [Imiza], daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf im Moselgau [Wigeriche] & his wife [--- von Hammerstein] [Konradiner] (-21 Aug [1055], bur Altomünster). The Historia Welforum names "de gente Salica de castro Glizberch, Imizam…sororem Heinrici ducis Noricorum et Friderici ducis Lotharingiorum et Adilberonis episcopi Metensis" as wife of "Guelfo…Roudolfi filius"[839]. The Genealogia Welforum names "Salice --- de Glizperch Imizam nomine, Heinrici Noricorum ducis sororem et Friderici ducis Lotharingorum et Alberonis Metensis episcopi" as wife of Welf, specifying that she was buried at Altenmünster and that her dowry was "villam Moringen et Elisinam curtem in Longobardia"[840]. Jordan suggests that the land in Lombardy was probably near Este[841], which could explain their daughter's marriage as her husband may have been a neighbouring landowner. After the death of her son, she contested his will under which he bequeathed all his property to the convent of Weingarten, and summoned her grandson from Italy to assume the inheritance in Swabia and Bavaria. The nuns of Weingarten were resettled in Altomünster in Bavaria, relocating the monks to Weingarten as part of the settlement of the dispute[842]. Herimannus names "Irmengarda, Welf comitis vidua" when recording the transfer to her of Altdorf by the monks[843]. The necrology of Weingarten records the death "XII Kal Sep" of "Irmindruot com que et Imiza mater Welfonis et Chuonize"[844]. Welf [II] & his wife had [three] children:

a) WELF [III] (-Burg Bodman 13 Nov 1055). The Historia Welforum names "filiam Chunizam…et filium…Guelfum" as the children of "Guelfo…Roudolfi filius", specifying that Welf acquired "ducatum Carinthiorum et marchiam Veronensem"[845]. Herimannus names "Welf comitem, Suevigenam, Welf dudum comitis filium" when recording his installation as Duke of Carinthia in 1047[846]. He transferred the convent of Altdorf to a site on Martinsberg and renamed it Weingarten[847]. He was installed as WELF I Duke of Carinthia and Marchese di Verona by Heinrich III King of Germany in 1047. He conspired with Konrad de Luxembourg Duke of Bavaria to depose Emperor Heinrich III, but the plot was discovered and Welf was deposed as Duke of Carinthia[848]. Under his will, he left all his property to the convent at Weingarten, intending to be buried there. His mother contested the testament on the grounds that she, as lawful heir, had not consented to it[849]. The necrology of Fulda records the death in 1055 of "Welf dux"[850]. The necrology of Weingarten records the death "Id Nov" of "Welfo dux Carinthie hic sepultus"[851].

b) KUNIGUNDE ([1020]-31 Mar before 1055, bur Vangadizza Monastery). The Annalista Saxo names "Cunizam" as daughter of Welf, and her husband "Azoni marchioni de Langobardia de castris Calun et Estin"[852]. The Genealogia Welforum names "Cunizam" as daughter of Welf and Imiza, specifying that she married "marchio Etius cum curte Elisina"[853]. m ([1035]) as his first wife, ALBERTO AZZO II Conte di Luni [Este], son of ALBERTO AZZO I Conte di Luni & his first wife Valdriada Candriada (-1097, bur Vangadizza Monastery).

c) [KONRAD (-27 Aug 1031). The Chronico Eberspergense records the death in 1031 of "Chuonradus…adoptivus filius Rihlindis amitæ eius"[854]. There is no indication of his parentage although Graf Welf [II] is the only one of Richlind's brothers who is known to have had children.]

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Welf II (died 10 March 1030) was a Swabian count and a member of the Elder House of Welf.

He opposed the election of Conrad II in 1024 because it did not suit his interests, but he had to eventually relent.[1]

In the 1020s, Welf feuded with the dioceses of Augsburg and Freising; he pillaged the treasury of Bruno, Bishop of Augsburg, and sacked the city of Augsburg.[2]

Sources

   * Reuter, Timothy. Germany in the Early Middle Ages 800–1056. New York: Longman, 1991.

"Welf II (d. 1030), who was probably of the fifth generation from Welf I, had so strong a position in southern Germany that he and his son Welf III could occasionally defy the German kings." (Encyc. Brittan.)


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Welf II. († 10. März 1030) aus dem schwäbischen Zweig der Familie der Welfen war Graf von Altdorf sowie Graf im Lechrain, im Inn- und Norital.

Er war der jüngere Sohn des Grafen Rudolf II. von Altdorf (heute Weingarten) und der Ita von Schwaben.

Er war der Erbauer des welfischen Stammschlosses bei Altdorf. Welf verband sich mit dem Herzog Ernst II. von Schwaben gegen den Kaiser Konrad II., während derselbe in Italien abwesend war, wurde aber 1027 besiegt und verlor einen Teil seiner Besitzungen.

Er wurde im Kloster Weingarten bestattet. Nachkommen [Bearbeiten]

Welf II. war verheiratet mit Imiza (auch: Irmentrud, Irmengard; † 1055), Tochter des Grafen Friedrich von Luxemburg und Nichte der Kaiserin Kunigunde († 1033). Die beiden hatten folgende Kinder:

   * Welf III. (um 1007–1055)
   * Kunigunde (um 1020–1054) ∞ um 1035 Alberto Azzo II. d’Este, Markgraf von Este († 1097)
   * Ita (* 1015, † 26. Februar 1106), ∞ Eberhard VI. von Nellenburg (um 1015 – um 1078/80), Graf von Nellenburg und ab 1036 Graf im Zürichgau

Weblinks [Bearbeiten]

   * genealogie-mittelalter.de

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Altdorf, Germany
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Karnten, Germany
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