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Ida of Austria

Female - Aft 1101


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  • Name Ida of Austria 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1101  [1
    Person ID I2830  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Leopold II,   b. Abt 1050,   d. 12 Oct 1095  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Children 
    +1. St. Leopold,   b. 1073,   d. 15 Nov 1136, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Itha; Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg.

      "Ida of Austria (c. 1055 – September 1101) was a consort of Leopold II of Austria. She was a crusader, participating in the Crusade of 1101 with her own army. [...] Ida joined the Crusade of 1101: alongside Thiemo of Salzburg and the dukes Welf IV of Bavaria and William IX of Bavaria, she raised and led her own army toward Jerusalem. In September of that year, she and her army were among those ambushed at Heraclea Cybistra by the sultan Kilij Arslan I. Ekkehard of Aura reports that Ida was killed in the fighting, but rumors persisted that she survived, and was carried off to a harem. Later legends claimed that she was the mother of the Muslim hero Zengi, but this is impossible on chronological grounds." [Wikipedia]

      According to her article on the German-language version of Wikipedia, her parentage is the subject of several conflicting theories.

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