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Widekind I

Male Abt 1080 - Abt 1136  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Widekind I  
    Born Abt 1080  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 11 Jun 1136  Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29238  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2020 

    Family Lutrud,   d. Aft 22 Mar 1149 
    Children 
    +1. Volkwin II von Schwalenberg,   b. Abt 1125,   d. Abt 1177  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F17441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Count of Schwalenberg. Founder of the dynasties of Waldeck, Pyrmont, and Schwalenberg. Said to have been a son of Heinrich or Hermann I von Schwalenberg. According to Leo van de Pas (citation details below), the Paderborn bishop Bernhard I von Oesede (1127-1160) was probably his cousin or brother-in-law.

      "On the advice of Bishop Bernhard I, Widekind and his wife founded the Abbey of Marienm├╝nster as the family cloister. On 15 August 1128 Bishop Bernhard consecrated the abbey and its church. Widekind was mentioned in 1136 at the diet of Wurzburg. He travelled with Emperor Lothar to Italy and probably died there about 11 June 1136." [Leo van de Pas, citation details below]

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