Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany

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Elisabeth of Bavaria
Elisabeth von Bayern (1227–1273).jpg
Seals of Elisabeth of Bavaria.
Queen consort of Germany
Tenure 1 September 1246 – 21 May 1254
Queen consort of Jerusalem
Tenure 1 September 1246 – 21 May 1254
Queen consort of Sicily
Tenure 13 December 1250 – 21 May 1254
Spouse Conrad IV of Germany
Meinhard II & IV, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol
Issue Conradin
Elizabeth, Queen of Germany
Otto III of Carinthia
Henry I of Bohemia
Agnes, Margravine of Meissen
Albert II, Count of Tyrol
Louis, Count of Tyrol
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Otto II, Duke of Bavaria
Mother Agnes of the Palatinate
Born c. 1227
Landshut, Bavaria
Died 9 October 1273 (aged 45–46)
Burial Kloster Stams, Tyrol
Religion Roman Catholicism

Elisabeth of Bavaria (c. 1227 in Landshut – 9 October 1273) was the queen consort of Conrad IV of Germany.

Family[edit]

She was the eldest daughter of Otto II, Duke of Bavaria and Agnes of the Palatinate. Her maternal grandparents were Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Agnes of Hohenstaufen.

The elder Agnes was a daughter of Conrad of Hohenstaufen and Irmingard of Henneberg.

Marriages and children[edit]

Her father Otto II had become a supporter of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor in 1241, following initial conflict between them. Their political alliance would lead to the marriage of the elder daughter of the Wittelsbach and the elder son of the Hohenstaufen. Said son was Conrad IV of Germany, son and heir of Frederick II. Their marriage took place on 1 September 1246, in her native Landshut.

Elisabeth and Conrad would only have one son:

  • Conradin (25 March 1252 – 29 October 1268).

Her father-in-law Frederick II died on 13 December 1250. He was still involved in a war against Pope Innocent IV and his allies at the time of his death. Conrad IV would continue the war until his own death of malaria at Lavello, Basilicata on 21 May 1254.

Elisabeth remained a widow for five years. She married her second husband Meinhard II & IV, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol in 6 October 1259. They had six children:

Ancestry[edit]

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Elisabeth of Bavaria
Born: circa 1227 Died: 9 October 1273
Royal titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Maria Komnene
Queen consort of Jerusalem
1 September 1246 – 21 May 1254
Vacant
Title next held by
Isabella of Ibelin
Vacant
Title last held by
Isabella of England
Queen consort of Germany
(formally Queen of the Romans)

1 September 1246 – 21 May 1254
Vacant
Title next held by
Gertrude of Hohenburg
Queen consort of Sicily
13 December 1250 – 21 May 1254
Vacant
Title next held by
Helena Angelina Doukaina