Agnes of Merania (1215-1263)

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Agnes of Merania (1215-1263) was an Austrian royal consort.[1]

Family[edit]

Agnes was a daughter of Otto I, Duke of Merania and Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy, and also granddaughter of Agnes of Rochlitz and niece of Agnes, queen of France.

She was a sister of Adelaide, Countess of Burgundy and married Frederick II, Duke of Austria, who was known as "the Quarrelsome one".[2]

Agnes had held large territories in Carniola and the Windic March as her dowry and from about 1232, Frederick called himself a "Lord of Carniola". However, the couple divorced due to childlessness in 1243. Frederick had no surviving children, and the male line of the Babenbergs dynasty ended with him.

Her nephew was Otto IV, Count of Burgundy.

Agnes of Merania

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ VEBER, Václav, a kol. Dějiny Rakouska. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2002. Dále jen Dějiny Rakouska. ISBN 80-7106-491-2. S. 107.
  2. ^ VANÍČEK, Vratislav. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české II. 1197-1250. Praha : Paseka, 2000. ISBN 80-7185-273-2. S. 341.