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St. Leopold von Babenberg

Male 1073 - 1136  (63 years)

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  • Name Leopold von Babenberg 
    Prefix St. 
    Birth 1073  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death 15 Nov 1136  Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial Klosterneuburg Monastery, Klosterneuburg, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I2767  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2020 

    Father Leopold II von Babenberg,   b. Abt 1050   d. 12 Oct 1095 (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Ida of Austria   d. Aft 1101 
    Family ID F1943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes of Germany,   b. 1073   d. 24 Sep 1143 (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage 1106  [1
    +1. Heinrich II of Austria,   b. Abt 1107   d. 13 Jan 1177 (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Agnes of Babenberg,   b. Between 1110 and 1111   d. 25 Jan 1157 (Age ~ 47 years)
    +3. Judith of Babenberg,   b. 1115   d. Aft 18 Oct 1168 (Age > 53 years)
    +4. Gertrud von Österreich,   b. Abt 1120   d. 4 Aug 1151 (Age ~ 31 years)
    Family ID F1720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2019 

  • Notes 
    • Margrave of Austria.

      From Wikipedia:

      Saint Leopold III (German: Luitpold, 1073 – 15 November 1136), known as Leopold the Good, was the Margrave of Austria from 1095 to his death in 1136. He was a member of the House of Babenberg. He was canonized on 6 January 1485 [by Innocent VII] and became the patron saint of Austria, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, and Vienna. His feast day is 15 November. [...]

      Leopold called himself "Princeps Terræ", a reflection of his sense of territorial independence. He was considered a candidate in the election of the Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire in 1125, but declined this honour.

      He is mainly remembered for the development of the country and, in particular, the founding of several monasteries. His most important foundation is Klosterneuburg (1108). According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to him and led him to a place where he found the veil of his wife Agnes, who had lost it years earlier. He established the Klosterneuburg Monastery there. He subsequently expanded the settlement to become his residence.

      Leopold also founded the monasteries of Heiligenkreuz, Kleinmariazell and Seitenstetten which developed a territory still largely covered by forest. All of these induced the church to canonize him in 1485.

      Leopold also fostered the development of cities, such as Klosterneuburg, Vienna and Krems. The last one was granted the right to mint but never attained great importance.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.