Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön
|Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön|
Seal used by Gerhard between 1274 and 1311
|Spouse(s)||Ingeborg of Sweden
Agnes of Brandenburg
|Noble family||House of Schauenburg|
|Father||Gerhard I, Count of Holstein-Itzehoe|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Mecklenburg|
|Died||28 October 1312|
Gerhard II of Holstein-Plön (nicknamed "the Blind"; born: 1254; died: 28 October 1312), was Count of Holstein-Plön from 1290 to 1312.
He was the second son of Gerhard I, Count of Holstein-Itzehoe and Elisabeth of Mecklenburg.
After his father's death in 1290, the county was divided among the surviving sons. Gerhard II received Holstein-Plön; his younger brother Adolph VI received Holstein-Schauenburg and Henry received Holstein-Rendsburg.
The seal reads
"Seal of Count Gerhard of Hostein and Schauenburg"
Marriages and issue
- Catherine (born: c. 1276; died before 1300)
- Gerhard IV (1277-1312), Count of Holstein-Plön
- Valdemar (born: c. 1279; died: July 29, 1306), Count of Holstein-Schauenburg, died after the Second Battle of Uetersen
- Elizabeth (born: c. 1282; died: July 20, 1318 or 1319), married Duke Otto I of Pomerania
- John III (born: c. 1297; died: 27 September 1359), Count of Holstein in Kiel from 1312 until his death.
|Ancestors of Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön|
- Johann Friedrich Camerer: Vermischte historisch-politische Nachrichten, 1762
Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-PlönBorn: 1254 Died: 28 October 1312
as Count of Holstein-Itzehoe
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