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Leopold VI of Austria

Male 1177 - 1230  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Leopold VI of Austria 
    Born Between 1176 and 1177  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1230  Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I25483  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2020 

    Father Leopold V of Austria,   b. 1157,   d. 31 Dec 1194  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Helene of Hungary,   b. Abt 1158,   d. 25 May 1199  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 1172  [1
    Family ID F15274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theodora Angela,   b. Between 1180 and 1185,   d. 23 Jun 1246  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1203  [1
    Children 
    +1. Agnes of Austria,   b. 19 Feb 1206,   d. 29 Jul 1226  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Heinrich of Austria,   b. 1208,   d. 3 Jan 1228  (Age 20 years)
    +3. Constance of Austria,   b. 6 May 1212,   d. Bef 5 Jun 1243  (Age < 31 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F15273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Called "der Glorreiche" (he Glorious). Duke of Austria and Steiermark. He fought in the Reconquista, the Albigensian Crusade, and the Fifth Crusade.

      "Babenbergian Austria reached the zenith of its prestige under Leopold's rule. Evidence of this is given by his marriage to the Byzantine princess Theodora Angelina and his attempt to mediate between Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and Pope Gregory IX, which he was working on when he died in 1230 in Italy. Leopold's court is known as a center of the Minnesang, e.g., Walther von der Vogelweide, Neidhart von Reuental and Ulrich von Liechtenstein were active here. Also, the Nibelungenlied may have been written in his court." [Wikipedia, accessed 9 Aug 2020]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.