Christian II, Count of Oldenburg

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Christian II
Count of Oldenburg
Spouse(s) Agnes of Altena-Isenburg
Noble family House of Oldenburg
Father Maurice, Count of Oldenburg
Mother Salome of Wickerode
Died 1233

Christian II, Count of Oldenburg (died 1233) was a German nobleman. He was the ruling Count of Oldenburg from 1209 until his death.

Life[edit]

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[edit]

He married Agnes, a daughter of Count Arnold of Altena-Isenburg and had two sons:

  • Otto (d. c. 1280), abbot in Bremen
  • John I, Count of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hans Friedl, Wolfgang Günther, Hilke Günther-Arndt, Heinrich Schmidt (eds.): Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte des Landes Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 1992, ISBN 3-89442-135-5

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Christian II, Count of Oldenburg
Died: 1233
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Maurice
Count of Oldenburg
1209–1233
with his brother Otto I (1209–1251)
Succeeded by
Otto I with
John I