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Irmgard von Thüringen

Female Abt 1197 - Abt 1244  (~ 47 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Irmgard von Thüringen was born about 1197 (daughter of Hermann I of Thuringia and Sophie of Bavaria); died about 1244.

    Irmgard married Heinrich I of Anhalt about 1211. Heinrich (son of Bernhard III of Saxony and Judith of Poland) was born about 1170; died between 1251 and 1252. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Hedwig von Anhalt died on 21 Dec 1259.
    2. Jutta von Anhalt died after 14 May 1277.
    3. Bernhard I of Anhalt was born about 1220; died between 1286 and 1287.
    4. Siegfried I of Anhalt was born about 1230; died after 25 Mar 1298.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Hermann I of Thuringia was born about 1154 (son of Ludwig II of Thuringia and Jutta of Swabia); died on 25 Apr 1217.

    Notes:

    Landgrave of Thuringia.

    The composition of the Latin hymn Veni Sancte Spiritus has been attributed to him. Walther von der Vogelweide and other Minnesingers were welcome at his castle, the Wartburg. In this connection he features in Wagner's Tannha?user.

    Hermann married Sophie of Bavaria. Sophie (daughter of Otto I and Agnes von Looz) was born about 1172; died on 15 Jul 1238. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sophie of Bavaria was born about 1172 (daughter of Otto I and Agnes von Looz); died on 15 Jul 1238.
    Children:
    1. 1. Irmgard von Thüringen was born about 1197; died about 1244.
    2. Ludwig II was born on 28 Oct 1200; died on 11 Sep 1227 in Otranto, Apulia, Italy.
    3. Agnes von Thüringen was born about 1206; died before 1247.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ludwig II of Thuringia was born about 1128 (son of Ludwig I of Thuringia and Hedwig von Gudensberg); died on 14 Oct 1172.

    Notes:

    Called Louis, or Ludwig, "der Eiserne," the Iron. Landgrave of Thuringia.

    From Wikipedia (accessed 1 Jul 2020):

    He was born in 1128, the son of Louis I, who in 1131 became the first landgrave of Thuringia, and his wife, Hedwig of Gudensberg. When Louis I died in 1140, King Conrad III of Germany enfeoffed the 12-year-old Louis II with the landgraviate. The Ludowingians had a good relationship with the Hohenstaufens, because Louis I had supported the election of Conrad III in 1138. The relationship was so good that it was arranged that Louis II should marry Judith, who was a niece of Conrad III and a half-sister of his successor Frederick Barbarossa. Until Conrad's death, Louis II stayed at the royal court, where he was given an education by the archbishop of Mainz and the bishop of Merseburg. He married Judith in 1150, and a year later his son and successor Louis III was born.

    During Louis II's reign, the population of Thuringia was frequently bullied and harassed by the nobility. Louis began to intervene against these practises, earning him his nickname "Louis the Iron". According to a legend, which was recorded by Johannes Rothe in 1421, Louis II was travelling anonymously and one night, he found shelter with a blacksmith in Ruhla. The blacksmith, as he worked the iron in his forge, complained about the people's plight and cursed the nobility, lamenting that their lord was too soft towards them, and addressed the iron as if it were the landgrave himself: "Landgraf, werde hart!" (German: "Landgrave, become hard!" or "Landgrave, take a stance!") These words spurred Louis into action against the robber barons. According to the legend, after the offenders had been arrested, they were harnessed to a plough and forced to plough a field.

    During his reign, Louis was allied with his brother-in-law Frederick Barbarossa, who became king in 1152 and was crowned emperor in 1155. They fought together against the Guelph Duke Henry the Lion and the archbishops of Mainz (who held Erfurt, among other possessions).

    The Wartburg was further extended during Louis II's reign. The palace was constructed in its present form — radiocarbon dating shows that the oaks for the roof beams were felled in 1157. In 1168, he built Runneburg Castle in Weißensee and in 1184 he built Creuzburg Castle.

    In 1170, Frederick and Louis undertook an expedition against Poland. After Louis's return, he fell ill and he died on 14 October 1172. Like almost all Thuringian landgraves, he was buried in the monastery in Reinhardsbrunn. Tombstones for members of the family were transferred to the St. George church in Eisenach when the monastery was demolished.

    Ludwig married Jutta of Swabia in 1150. Jutta (daughter of Frederick II von Hohenstaufen and Agnes von Saarbrücken) was born about 1133; died on 7 Jul 1191. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Jutta of Swabia was born about 1133 (daughter of Frederick II von Hohenstaufen and Agnes von Saarbrücken); died on 7 Jul 1191.
    Children:
    1. Jutta von Thüringen
    2. 2. Hermann I of Thuringia was born about 1154; died on 25 Apr 1217.
    3. Friedrich von Thüringen was born about 1156; died in 1229.

  3. 6.  Otto I was born about 1117 (son of Otto II of Bavaria and Heilika von Lengenfeld); died on 11 Jul 1183.

    Notes:

    "The Redhead." Duke of Bavaria. He was a close friend and ally of Barbarossa. His deeds are commemorated on tapestries in the White Hall of the royal palace at Munich.

    Otto married Agnes von Looz. Agnes (daughter of Ludwig I and Agnes von Metz) was born about 1150; died in 1192. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Agnes von Looz was born about 1150 (daughter of Ludwig I and Agnes von Metz); died in 1192.
    Children:
    1. Heilika von Bayern
    2. 3. Sophie of Bavaria was born about 1172; died on 15 Jul 1238.
    3. Agnes von Wittelsbach was born about 1172; died about 1200.
    4. Richardis von Scheyern-Wittelsbach was born about 1173; died on 7 Dec 1231.
    5. Ludwig I of Bavaria was born on 23 Dec 1174 in Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany; died on 15 Sep 1231 in Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Ludwig I of Thuringia was born about 1090 (son of Ludwig of Thuringia and Adelheid von Stade); died on 12 Jan 1140.

    Notes:

    Landgrave of Thuringia.

    Ludwig married Hedwig von Gudensberg. Hedwig (daughter of Giso and Kunigunde von Bilstein) died in 1148. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Hedwig von Gudensberg (daughter of Giso and Kunigunde von Bilstein); died in 1148.
    Children:
    1. Jutta von Thüringen
    2. 4. Ludwig II of Thuringia was born about 1128; died on 14 Oct 1172.

  3. 10.  Frederick II von Hohenstaufen was born in 1090 (son of Frederick I of Swabia and Agnes of Germany); died on 4 Apr 1147.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 6 Apr 1147, Alzey, Germany

    Notes:

    Called Frederick the One-eyed. Duke of Swabia from 1105 to his death, second of the Hohenstaufen dynasty.

    Frederick married Agnes von Saarbrücken between 1131 and 1135. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Agnes von Saarbrücken (daughter of Friedrich I von Saarbrücken and Gisela).
    Children:
    1. 5. Jutta of Swabia was born about 1133; died on 7 Jul 1191.
    2. Konrad von Hohenstaufen was born in 1135; died on 8 Nov 1195.

  5. 12.  Otto II of Bavaria was born between 1083 and 1084 (son of Otto I and (Unknown) von Ratzenhofen); died on 4 Mar 1156.

    Notes:

    Palatine of Bavaria.

    Otto married Heilika von Lengenfeld. Heilika (daughter of Freidrich III von Pettendorf and Heilika of Swabia) died on 14 Sep 1170. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Heilika von Lengenfeld (daughter of Freidrich III von Pettendorf and Heilika of Swabia); died on 14 Sep 1170.
    Children:
    1. Hedwig von Wittelsbach died on 16 Jul 1174.
    2. Otto IV of Bavaria died on 18 Aug 1198.
    3. 6. Otto I was born about 1117; died on 11 Jul 1183.

  7. 14.  Ludwig I (son of Arnold I and Agnes von Mainz); died on 11 Aug 1171.

    Notes:

    Count of Looz. Count of Rieneck.

    Ludwig married Agnes von Metz. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Agnes von Metz (daughter of Folmar and Mechtilde von Dagsburg).
    Children:
    1. Imagina of Looz
    2. Laurette de Looz died before 1184.
    3. Sophia von Looz
    4. 7. Agnes von Looz was born about 1150; died in 1192.