Adela of Meissen

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To be distinguished from Adelheid of Meissen.
Adela of Meissen
Queen consort of Danmark
Reign 1152–1157
Spouse Sweyn III of Denmark
Adalbert III, Count of Ballenstedt
Issue son (died in infancy)
Luccardis, Margravine of Istria
Gertrudis
House Estridsen
Wettin
Father Conrad, Margrave of Meissen
Mother Luitgard of Ravenstein
Died 23 October 1181

Adela of Meissen (also Adelheid or Adele) (died 23 October 1181) was a Danish Queen consort, spouse of King Sweyn III of Denmark. She was the daughter of Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, and Luitgard of Ravenstein.

Adela was born in Meissen.[1] She was married to Sweyn in 1152. As queen of Denmark, Adela was not popular, but criticized for influencing her spouse to abandon Danish customs in favour of German ones.

Widowed in 1157, she married count Adalbert III of Ballenstedt.

Issue[edit]

Issue with Swein

Issue with Adalbert

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adela of Meissen (fl. 1100s)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  • Alf Henrikson: Dansk historia (Danish history) (1989) (Swedish)
  • Sven Rosborn (In Swedish): När hände vad i Nordens historia (When did what happen in the history of the Nordic countries) (1997)
  • Biography in Dansk Biografisk Leksikon 1. ed.
Adela of Meissen
Born:  ? Died: 23 October 1181
Preceded by
Lutgard of Salzwedel
(Queen consort)
Royal Consort of Denmark
(Queen consort)
1152–1157
Succeeded by
Helena of Sweden
(Queen consort)