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Friedrich I von Wettin

Male 1145 - 1182  (~ 40 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Friedrich I von Wettin was born between 1142 and 1145 (son of Konrad I of Meissen and Liutgart von Ravenstein); died on 4 Jan 1182.


    Count of Brehna.

    Family/Spouse: Hedwig of Bohemia. Hedwig (daughter of Diepold I of Bohemia and Gertrud von Brandenburg) died on 19 Feb 1211. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Friedrich II von Wettin was born about 1165; died on 16 Oct 1221 in Acre, Palestine.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Konrad I of Meissen was born in 1096 (son of Thimo II and Ita von Northeim); died on 5 Feb 1157.


    "The Great." Margrave of Meissen.

    From the site of Leo van de Pas:

    Konrad is often considered the founder of the greatness of the Wettin dynasty. In 1123 he became count of Eilenburg. That same year, Lothar von Supplinburg, duke of Saxony, appointed him margrave of Meissen in opposition to Wiprecht von Groitzsch, the appointee of Emperor Heinrich V. Lothar also named Albrecht 'the Bear' margrave of Lusatia (Lausitz), while Heinrich named Wiprecht to that march also. Wiprecht was unable to hold his own against his two opponents and in 1124 Konrad was securely in power in Meissen. In 1136 Lothar, then emperor, appointed him to Lusatia as well. Thereafter, Upper Lusatia remained a part of Meissen and the march of Lusatia was reduced to Lower Lusatia (Nieder-Lausitz) alone.

    In 1143 Konrad became count of Groitzsch and Rochlitz and Vogt (guardian) of Chemnitz and Naumburg. In 1147, while Konrad III of Germany was away on the Second Crusade, Konrad of Meissen joined Heinrich 'the Lion', Adalbert of Salzwedel, Albrecht 'the Bear', and the archbishop of Magdeburg and Bremen to organise a Crusade against the Obotrites and the Wagri. In August, Konrad and Albrecht, with the bishops of Magdeburg, Havelburg and Brandenburg, massed their forces at Magdeburg. The Obotrite prince Niklot and his fortresses of Dubin and Dimin were besieged. Both he and Pribislav, another Obotrite prince, were forced to accept Christianity and make peace.

    In the following years, Konrad founded the abbey of St. Petrus auf dem Lauterberg (Petersberg) near Halle, to which he retired on 30 November 1156. He died on 5 February 1157 and was buried there next to his wife Liutgart who had died in 1145. His eldest surviving son Otto II succeeded him in Meissen, while he second surviving son Dedo succeeded him in Lower Lusatia (Nieder-Lausitz).

    Konrad married Liutgart von Ravenstein before 1119. Liutgart (daughter of Adelbert von Ravenstein and Bertha) died on 19 Jun 1145. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Liutgart von Ravenstein (daughter of Adelbert von Ravenstein and Bertha); died on 19 Jun 1145.
    1. Adelheid von Meissen
    2. Gertrud von Meissen
    3. Otto von Meissen was born in 1125; died on 18 Feb 1190; was buried in Altzella Abbey, near Nossen, Saxony, Germany.
    4. Dedo V von Nieder-Lausitz was born about 1130; died on 16 Aug 1190.
    5. 1. Friedrich I von Wettin was born between 1142 and 1145; died on 4 Jan 1182.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thimo II was born about 1060 (son of Thimo I).


    Count of Wettin. Count of Brehna and of Kostritz.

    Thimo married Ita von Northeim about 1086. Ita (daughter of Otto I von Northeim and Richenza) died after 1099. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Ita von Northeim (daughter of Otto I von Northeim and Richenza); died after 1099.
    1. 2. Konrad I of Meissen was born in 1096; died on 5 Feb 1157.

  3. 6.  Adelbert von Ravenstein


    Count of Ravenstein.

    Adelbert married Bertha. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Bertha
    1. 3. Liutgart von Ravenstein died on 19 Jun 1145.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thimo I (son of Dietrich II and Mathilde of Miessen).


    Count of Wettin and of Köstritz.

    1. 4. Thimo II was born about 1060.

  2. 10.  Otto I von Northeim was born about 1025 (son of Benno von Northeim); died on 11 Jan 1083; was buried in Nicolai Chapel, Northeim, Lower Saxony, Germany.


    Count in Northeim. Duke in Bavaria.

    Otto married Richenza. Richenza died before 11 Jan 1083. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  3. 11.  Richenza died before 11 Jan 1083.


    Often called Richenza of Swabia, based on the idea that she was a daughter of Otto II of Swabia. This is now seen as unlikely.

    1. 5. Ita von Northeim died after 1099.
    2. Mathilde von Northeim
    3. Ethelinde von Northeim
    4. Kuno von Beichlingen died in 1103.
    5. Heinrich von Northeim was born about 1051; died before 10 Apr 1101; was buried on 10 Apr 1101.
    6. Siegfried III von Northeim was born about 1053; died about 1107.