Christian II, Count of Oldenburg
|Count of Oldenburg|
|Spouse(s)||Agnes of Altena-Isenburg|
|Noble family||House of Oldenburg|
|Father||Maurice, Count of Oldenburg|
|Mother||Salome of Wickerode|
He was a son of Count Maurice of Oldenburg (d. 1211) and his wife, Salome of Wickerode.
After his father's death, he ruled jointly with his brother Otto I. They ruled harmoniously and managed to significantly expand the rights and claim of Oldenburg in Frisia.
Christian II managed to end the sovereignty of the Archbishopric of Bremen over Oldenburg; in return he assisted Bremen against the rebellious farmers in Stedingen. He also fought many feuds against his liege lords, against his cousins, and against Hoya.
Marriage and issue
He married Agnes, a daughter of Count Arnold of Altena-Isenburg and had two sons:
- Hans Friedl, Wolfgang Günther, Hilke Günther-Arndt, Heinrich Schmidt (eds.): Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte des Landes Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 1992, ISBN 3-89442-135-5
Christian II, Count of OldenburgDied: 1233
|Count of Oldenburg
with his brother Otto I (1209–1251)
Otto I with