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Hermann II

Male Abt 1175 - 1229  (~ 54 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hermann II was born about 1175 in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (son of Bernhard II, Bishop of Selonia and Heilwig von Ahr); died on 25 Feb 1229.


    Edler Herr zur Lippe. " In 1229 he supported his brother Gebhard II, archbishop of Bremen, against the Stedinger uprising, and was killed in battle there on 25 February 1229." [Leo van de Pas]

    Family/Spouse: Oda von Tecklenburg. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Hedwig von der Lippe died about 1250.
    2. Oda zur Lippe died on 17 Sep 1262.
    3. Bernhard III was born about 1194; died after 23 Feb 1265.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Bernhard II, Bishop of Selonia was born about 1140 (son of Hermann I); died on 30 Apr 1224 in Mezotne, Latvia.


    Edler Herr zur Lippe. Founder of Lippstadt.

    From Leo van de Pas:

    As in Lippe, Bernhard founded in 'Livonia' (part of the today's Latvia and Estonia) castles and cities such as Fellin and Kokenhusen. In 1211 he became abbot of the abbey of Dünamünde near Riga. Between 1213 and 1217 Bernhard recruited in Westphalia and adjacent areas for a Crusade in the Baltic, and he returned there briefly in 1217. In 1218 in Schleswig he sought help from Valdemar II Sejr, king of Denmark, in opposing the heathen Estonians. From there Bernhard travelled to Rome to seek his appointment as bishop of Selonia (in today's Latvia).

    Following a further short stay in Livonia in 1219, Bernhard returned to his Westphalian homeland, and there he was ordained by his son Otto, bishop of Utrecht, as bishop of Selonia. Bernhard himself consecrated the monastic church of Marienfeld and the Marienkirche in Lippstadt, and granted its citizens city rights. In the spring of 1223 Bernhard put down an insurgency in Livonia.

    On 30 April 1224 Bernhard died in Meztone, Latvia, aged over 80, and was probably buried in the abbey of Dünamünde. The Cistercian monks in Marienfeld revered him. The 'lippiflorium' of Magister Justinus, a medieval praise poem, celebrates his life.

    Bernhard married Heilwig von Ahr. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Heilwig von Ahr (daughter of Ulrich von Ahr).


    Mentioned 1227.

    1. 1. Hermann II was born about 1175 in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; died on 25 Feb 1229.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Hermann I was born about 1110 (son of Bernhard I); died in Aug 1167.


    Edler Herr zur Lippe.

    1. 2. Bernhard II, Bishop of Selonia was born about 1140; died on 30 Apr 1224 in Mezotne, Latvia.

  2. 6.  Ulrich von Ahr (son of Theoderich); died in 1197.


    Count of Ahr. Count of Nürnburg.

    1. 3. Heilwig von Ahr

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Bernhard I was born about 1080; died after 13 Mar 1144.


    Edler Herr zur Lippe. "Bernhard was the founder of the house of Lippe, one of the most ancient in Germany. He received a grant of the territory from Emperor Lothar von Supplinburg, and assumed the title of Lord of Lippe (edler Herr von Lippe). He was descended from a certain Hoold who flourished about 950." [Leo van de Pas]

    1. 4. Hermann I was born about 1110; died in Aug 1167.

  2. 12.  Theoderich died after 1 Aug 1126.


    Count of Ahr. Lord of Heerlen.

    1. Otto von Hochstaden died before 12 Jan 1162.
    2. 6. Ulrich von Ahr died in 1197.