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Chapter 1.          GRAFEN von WÜRTTEMBERG

EBERHARD I 1279-1325
ULRICH III 1325-1344
ULRICH IV 1344-1362

EBERHARD II 1344-1392
EBERHARD III 1392-1417

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von WÜRTTEMBERG

ULRICH von Württemberg, son of [HERMANN von Württemberg & his wife ---] ([1226]-25 Feb 1265, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  ULRICH I "mit dem Daumen" Graf von Württemberg.  He at first supported Konrad IV King of Germany against the papal party after the election in May 1246 of Heinrich Raspe Landgraf of Thuringia as anti-King of Germany but defected with Hartmann I Graf von Grüningen during the siege of Frankfurt[1].  Graf Ulrich took advantage of the absence of central authority in the duchy of Swabia, during the dispute between Konrad IV King of Germany and the papal party with Willem II Count of Holland as its figurehead and anti-king, to establish the autonomy of his county and increase its territorial area[2]

m firstly (before 4 Apr 1251) MECHTILD von Baden, daughter of HERMANN V Markgraf von Baden & his wife Irmgard von Braunschweig (-1259, bur Beutelsbach, transferred to Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  Heiress of Stuttgart

m secondly ([1260/64]) AGNES von Liegnitz, daughter of BOLESLAW II "Rogatka" Duke of Lower Silesia, Liegnitz and Glogau [Piast] & his first wife Hedwig von Anhalt ([1243/50]-13 Mar 1265, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche). 

children of first marriage:

1.           ULRICH (after 19 Apr 1254-18 Sep 1279, bur Beutelsbach, transferred to Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1265 as ULRICH II Graf von Württemberg.  The Annales Sindelfingenses record the death "1279 14 Kal Oct" of "comes Uolricus iunior de Wirtenberch"[3]

2.           AGNES (-27 Sep 1305, bur Mergentheim Dominikaner Kloster).  m firstly (before 7 May 1275) KONRAD [IV] Graf von Oettingen, son of LUDWIG III Graf von Oettingen & his first wife --- von Burgau (-[22 Jan 1276/15 Feb 1279]).  m secondly (before 11 Jan 1282, dispensation 4o 1288) FRIEDRICH II Graf von Truhendingen, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Truhendigen & his wife Margareta von Meran (-15 Mar 1290).  m thirdly (before 3 Jul 1295) KRAFT I Graf von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim, son of GOTTFRIED I von Hohenlohe Count of the Romagna & his wife Richza von Krautheim (-19 Sep 1322).

3.           LUITGARD (-before 24 Jul 1284).  No children.  m (before Nov 1282) as his first wife, ALBRECHT von Schenkenberg, illegitimate son of RUDOLF I King of Germany, Duke of Austria [Habsburg] & his mistress Ita --- (-1304 before 6 Jul).  Graf von Löwenstein 1287.

children of second marriage:

4.           IRMENGARD ([1261/64]-[before 1295]).  No children.  m as his second wife, HESSO Markgraf von Baden, son of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein (-13 Feb [1296/97]).

5.           EBERHARD (13 Mar 1265-Stuttgart 5 Jun 1325, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his brother in 1279 as EBERHARD I "der Erlauchte" Graf von Württemberg

 

 

EBERHARD I 1279-1325, ULRICH III 1325-1344, ULRICH IV 1344-1362

EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of ULRICH I "mit dem Daumen" Graf von Württemberg & his second wife Agnes von Liegnitz [Piast] (13 Mar 1265-Stuttgart 5 Jun 1325, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his brother in 1279 as EBERHARD I "der Erlauchte" Graf von Württemberg.  The Annales Neresheimenses record that in 1305 "Eberhardus comes de Wirtemperg" opposed the king who besieged the town of Grüningen but was unable to capture it[4]

m (before 1291) IRMGARD von Baden, daughter of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein ([1270]-8 Feb after 1320, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).

1.           ULRICH (-1 Nov 1315, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  m (Rottenburg 18 Dec 1291, dispensation 4o Anagni 19 May 1303) MECHTILD von Hohenberg, daughter of ALBRECHT II "dem Minnesänger" Graf von Hohenberg & his first wife --- (-before 26 Apr 1315).

a)           ULRICH (-after 15 Dec 1321).

b)           AGNES (-21 Jan 1373, bur Blaubeuren).  m firstly (1318) ULRICH IV Graf von Helfenstein, son of ULRICH III Graf von Helfenstein & his wife Adelheid von Graisbach (-end 1326).  m secondly (before 20 Oct 1330) KONRAD II Edler von Schlüsselberg, son of EBERHARD III von Schlüsselberg & his wife --- (-killed in battle Burg Neideck 14 Sep 1347, bur Schlüsselau).

2.           ULRICH (-murdered Alsace 11 Jul 1344, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1325 as ULRICH III Graf von Württembergm (before 1304, or 1312) SOPHIE de Ferrette, daughter of THIEBAUD I Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his wife Katharina von Klingen (-25 Mar 1344, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VIII Kal Apr" of "Sophya com de Wirtenberg"[5]

a)           EBERHARD (1315-Stuttgart 15 Mar 1392, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1344 as EBERHARD II "der Greiner" Graf von Württemberg

b)           ULRICH (-Burg Hohenneuffen 24 or 26 Jul 1366, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He ruled jointly with his brother as ULRICH IV Graf von Württemberg 1344-1362.  m ([1348/50]) KATHARINA von Helfenstein, daughter of JOHANN I Graf von Helfenstein in Güssenberg und Kaltenburg & his wife Adelheid von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (-Wiesensteig after 1387, bur Wiesensteig).

Illegitimate son by an unknown mother.

c)              ULRICH von Württemberg .  Granted a dispensation defectus natalis causa to hold ecclesiastical office in 1354.  Provost of St Johann at Konstanz 1354/1371.  Provost at Boll 1371. 

3.           AGNES (-before 27 Mar 1349).  m (before 9 Nov 1317) HEINRICH I Graf von Werdenberg in Albeck und Trochtelfingen, son of RUDOLF II Graf von Werdenberg-Sargans & his wife Udilhild von Burgau Heiress of Albeck (-[2 Mar 1332/27 Jun 1334]).

4.           AGNES (-18 Jan [Jun] 1317).  m (before 3 Mar 1313) as his second wife, LUDWIG [VI] Graf von Oettingen, son of LUDWIG V Graf von Oettingen & his wife Maria von Nürnberg (-Vienna 29 Sep 1348, bur Kloster Zwettl). 

5.           ADELHEID (1295-13 Sep 1342, bur Gnadenthal).  m (before 21 Dec 1306) KRAFT II von Hohenlohe in Möckmühl und Weikersheim, son of KRAFT I von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim & his wife Margareta von Truhendigen ([1290]-3 May 1344).

6.           IRMENGARD (-17 May 1329, bur Ehingen).  m (Apr 1318, Papal dispensation 4o 17 Jun 1320) RUDOLF I Graf von Hohenberg Herr von Triberg, son of ALBRECHT II "dem Minnesänger" Graf von Hohenberg & his [first/second] wife [---/Margareta von Fürstenberg] (-11 Jan 1336, bur Ehingen).

Illegitimate sons by unknown mistresses: 

7.             ULRICH von Württemberg (-8/9 Mar 1348).  Granted a dispensation defectus natalis causa to hold ecclesiastical office at Avignon 22 Jun 1320.  He was known as "der Kirchherr".  Canon at Speyer Cathedral 1323-1332.  Provost at Boll, and of St Martin at Sindelfingen 1332.  Provost of St Guido 1334-1347.  Cantor at Speyer Cathedral 1346/47. 

8.             ULRICH .  Scholar in the diocese of Speyer 1343. 

 

EBERHARD II 1344-1392, EBERHARD III 1392-1417

EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of ULRICH III Graf von Württemberg & his wife Sophie de Ferrette ([source? - no birth date in ES I II 255] 1315-Stuttgart 15 Mar 1392, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1344 as EBERHARD II "der Greiner" Graf von Württemberg.  He routed the army of the Swabian league of cities, founded in 1376 under the leadership of Ulm, in 1388 near Döffingen[6]

m (1340) ELISABETH von Henneberg-Schleusingen, daughter of HEINRICH VIII Graf von Henneberg in Schleusingen & his wife Jutta von Brandenburg heiress of Coburg and Schmalkalden ([1320]-Stuttgart 23 Mar 1384, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche). 

1.           ULRICH ([1342]-killed in battle near Döffingen 23 Aug 1388, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The Chronicon Elwacense names "iunior comes Ulricus" recording that he was killed in battle which his father won in 1388[7]m (contract Donauwörth 26 Apr 1362, Stuttgart 1362) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Bayern, widow of CANGRANDE II della Scala Signor di Verona, daughter of Emperor LUDWIG IV King of Germany, Duke of Bavaria Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his second wife Marguerite de Hainaut [Avesnes] Ctss de Hainaut, Holland and Zeeland (1329-Stuttgart 2 Aug 1402, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).

a)           EBERHARD von Württemberg ([1364]-Göppingen am Sauerbrunnen 16 May 1417, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his grandfather in 1392 as EBERHARD III "der Milde" Graf von Württembergm firstly (Urach Oct 1380) ANTONIA Visconti, daughter of BERNABÒ Visconti Lord of Milan & his wife Beatrice [Regina] della Scala (Milan [1360]-Stuttgart 26 Mar 1405, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  She laid out water gardens in their castle grounds, known as "der Frau von Mailand Garten".  m secondly (contract Neustadt am Aisch 27 Mar 1406, before 22 Nov 1412) ELISABETH von Nürnberg, daughter of JOHANN III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Marguerite de Luxembourg ([29 Sep 1391/1 May 1392]-Schorndorf 29 Apr 1429, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  children of first marriage:

i)             EBERHARD von Württemberg (Stuttgart 23 Aug 1388-Waiblingen 2 Jul 1419, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded in 1417 as EBERHARD IV "der Jüngere" Graf von Württemberg

ii)          ULRICH (-young). 

iii)        LUDWIG (-young).

iv)        daughter.  

child of second marriage:

v)           ELISABETH (-after 29 Apr 1476).  m (before 2 Aug 1429) JOHANN III Graf von Werdenberg in Sigmaringen und Heiligenberg, son of EBERHARD II Graf von Werdenberg-Sargans & his wife Anna von Zimmern (-27 Apr 1465, bur Trochtelfingen). 

Illegitimate son by an unknown mistress:   

vi)           ULRICH Wirtemberg "von Stuttgart".  Provost of St Martin at Sindelfingen, Stiftsherr at Stuttgart 1421.

b)           HEINRICH .  Canon at Augsburg 1409.

c)            ?  ULRICH .  Canon at Augsburg. 

d)           ?  daughter . 

2.           SOPHIE (1343-Stuttgart 26/27 Apr 1369, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  m (Stuttgart 16 Dec 1361) JEAN I Duke of Lorraine, son of RAOUL Duke of Lorraine & his second wife Marie de Châtillon dite de Blois (early 1346-Paris 23 Sep 1390, bur Nancy Saint-Georges). 

Illegitimate son by an unknown mistress: 

3.             ULRICH von Württemberg .  Granted a dispensation defectus natalis causa to hold ecclesiastical office in 1343[8].   

 

 

EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD III "der Milde" Graf von Württemberg & his first wife Antonia Visconti of Milan (Stuttgart 23 Aug 1388-Waiblingen 2 Jul 1419, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded in 1417 as EBERHARD IV "der Jüngere" Graf von Württemberg

m ([13 Nov 1397/26 Jan 1398]) HENRIETTE de Montbéliard daughter of HENRI II de Montfaucon Seigneur d'Orbe, Echallens and Bottensen & his wife Marie de Châtillon Vicomtesse de Blaigny ([1383] or 1387-Montbéliard 14 Feb 1444, bur Lucelle).  Ctss de Montbéliard, Porrentruye, Granges, Passavant et Clerval. 

1.           GRAFEN von WÜRTTEMBERG

 

 

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[1] Bayley, p. 20.
[2] Bayley, p. 34.
[3] Annales Sindelfingenses 1279, MGH SS XVII, p. 302.
[4] Annales Neresheimenses 1305, MGH SS X, p. 25.
[5] Necrologium Zwifaltense, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 240.
[6] Leuschner, p. 141.
[7] ; Chronicon Elwacense 1388, MGH SS X, p. 42.
[8] When Ulrich must still have been an infant, if his father's supposed birth year 1315 is correct.