Eberhard IV, Count of Württemberg

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Eberhard IV, Count of Württemberg
Stuttgart Stiftskirche Grafenstandbilder Figur 09 Eberhard IV.jpg
Spouse(s) Henriette of Mömpelgard
Noble family House of Württemberg
Father Eberhard III, Count of Württemberg
Mother Antonia Visconti
Born (1388-08-23)23 August 1388
Stuttgart
Died 2 July 1419(1419-07-02) (aged 30)
Waiblingen

Eberhard IV of Württemberg (23 August 1388, Stuttgart – 2 July 1419, Waiblingen) was the ruling Count of Württemberg from 1417 until his death.

Life[edit]

He was elder son of Count Eberhard III and Antonia Visconti. On 13 November 1397 he became engaged to Henriette of Mömpelgard. Henriette was the oldest daughter and main heiress of Henry of Mömpelgard, who died in 1396 one year before his father, Count Stephan of Mömpelgard. Their marriage, which occurred in 1407 at the latest, caused the county of Mömpelgard to become part of Württemberg. Eberhard IV also had a child with Agnes von Dagersheim.

Eberhard IV took active part in management of the state from 1407. Starting 1409 he governed the county of Mömpelgard together with Henriette. After the death of Eberhard III on 16 May 1417, he became the ruler of all of Württemberg. At the time of his death on 2 July 1419, Eberhard's two sons, Louis, who would later become Count Louis I, and Ulrich, later Count Ulrich V, were only seven and six years old, respectively. A guardianship government of Henriette and up to 32 Württembergian councilors was instituted.

Family and children[edit]

He was married to Henriette of Mömpelgard and had two sons and a daughter:

  1. Anna of Württemberg (1408–1471), married Philip I, Count of Katzenelnbogen
  2. Louis I of Württemberg (1412 – 24 September 1450, Urach).
  3. Ulrich V of Württemberg (1413 – 1 September 1480, Leonberg).
Eberhard IV, Count of Württemberg
Born: 23 August 1388 Died: 2 July 1419
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Eberhard III
Count of Württemberg
1417–1419
Succeeded by
Louis I and
Ulrich V

This article is translated from that on the German Wikipedia