Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg

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Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg
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Seal of Burgrave Frederick IV
Spouse(s) Margaret of Görz
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick III of Nuremberg
Mother Helene of Saxony
Born 1287
Died 19 May 1332(1332-05-19)

Frederick IV of Nuremberg (1287–1332) from the House of Hohenzollern was Burgrave of Nuremberg from 1300 to 1332. He was the younger son of Burgrave Frederick III from his second marriage with the Ascanian princess Helene, daughter of Duke Albert I of Saxony.

Life[edit]

He succeeded to the burgraviate when his elder brother John I died in 1300. In 1307, he and King Albert I of Germany led an Imperial Army into the Battle of Lucka against the Wettin margraves Frederick I of Meissen and Dietrich IV of Lustia, and were defeated. Frederick IV fought more successfully alongside the Wittelsbach king Louis the Bavarian at the Battle of Mühldorf on 28 September 1322, capturing the Habsburg rival Frederick the Fair.

In 1331 he purchased the town of Ansbach, nucleus of the later Hohenzollern Principality of Ansbach established in 1398. A year later Frederick died, and was succeeded by his son, John II.

Family and children[edit]

He married before 2 August 1307 Margaret of Görz-Tyrol, a granddaughter of Duke Meinhard of Carinthia. Their children were:

  1. Burgrave John II of Nuremberg (c. 1309–1357).
  2. Conrad III of Nuremberg (d. 1334).
  3. Frederick (d. 1365), Bishop of Regensburg in 1340-1365.
  4. Albert "der Schöne" (d. 1361).
  5. Berthold (1320–1365, Willibaldsburg), Bishop of Eichstädt in 1354-1365, Chancellor to Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
  6. Helene (d. after 1374), married to:
    1. c. 1321 Count Otto V of Orlamünde;
    2. 1341/46 Count Henry VII, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg.
  7. Anna (d. after 1340), married Landgrave Ulrich I of Leuchtenberg.
  8. Margarete (d. after 13 November 1382), married 1332 Count Adolph I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.
  9. Agnes (d. after 1363), married to:
    1. in 1336 Berthold V of Neuffen, Count of Marstetten and Graisbach;
    2. ca. 1343 Count Albrecht II of Werdenberg and Heiligenberg.
  10. Katharina (d. after 11 March 1373), married in 1338 to Count Eberhard of Wertheim.

Ancestors[edit]

Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg
Born: 1287 Died: 19 May 1332
Preceded by
John I
Burgrave of Nuremberg
1300–1332
Succeeded by
John II