Frederick V, Count of Zollern
|Frederick V, Count of Zollern|
|Spouse(s)||Udilhild of Dillingen|
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Frederick IV, Count of Zollern|
|Mother||Elizabeth of Abensberg|
|Died||24 May 1289
Frederick was a son of the Count Frederick IV of Zollern from his 1248 marriage to Elizabeth of Abensberg. He succeeded his father around 1255 as Count of Zollern.
Frederick was appointed reeve of Beuron Archabbey. He founded the Stetten Abbey in Gnadental in 1259 and he and his wife expanded the abbey in 1267. They added a crypt where members of the Zollern family would be buried. A tunnel may have connected the castle to this crypt. Legend has it that Frederick built this abbey to resolve a problem he had with Emperor Frederick II, after he had refused to contribute troops when the Emperor was raising an army.
Frederick was described as pious and respectful. During his reign, the county of Zollern reached the peak of its influence. After his death, the county was divided among his sons and lost its importance.
Marriage and issue
In 1258, Frederick married Udilhild, the daughter of Hartmann, the last Count of Dillingen, and sister of Bishop Hartmann of Augsburg. Udilhild survived her husband and died as a nun in Stetten Abbey. They had the following children:
- Frederick VI (d. 1298), Count of Zollern
- married in 1281 to Princess Kunigunde of Baden (1265-1310)
- Frederick (d. 1304), provost in Augsburg
- Adelaide (d. 1296/1308)
- married Henry of Geroldeck (d. 1300)
- Frederick of Merkenberg (d. 1302/3), founder of the line at Schalksburg
- married in 1282 to Udilhild of Merkenberg (d. 1305)
- Wilburg (died after 1300), a nun in Stetten
- Graf Rudolph Stillfried-Alcántara, Traugott Maercker: Hohenzollerische Forschungen, C. Reimarus, 1847, p. 124 ff.
- Ottmar F. Schönhuth: Die Burgen, Klöster, Kirchen und Kapellen Württembergs und der Preui︣sch-Hohenzollern'schen Landestheile mit ihren Geschichten, Sagen und Mährchen, Fischhaber, 1860, p. 291
- Wilhelm Binder: Allgemeine Realencyclopädie oder Conversationslexicon für das katholische Deutschland, vol. 5, Verlag von Georg Joseph Manz, 1847, p. 442
- Gustav Schilling: Geschichte des Hauses Hohenzollern, in genealogisch fortlaufenden Biographien aller seiner Regenten von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, nach Urkunden und andern authentischen Quellen, F. Fleischer, 1843, p. 145
Frederick V, Count of ZollernDied: 24 May 1289
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