Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön

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Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön
Seal Gerhard II. (Holstein-Plön) 01.jpg
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
Born 1254
Died 28 October 1312(1312-10-28)

Gerhard II of Holstein-Plön (nicknamed "the Blind"; born: 1254; died: 28 October 1312), was Count of Holstein-Plön from 1290 to 1312.

Life[edit]

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.

Seal[edit]

The seal reads

S(IGILLUM)*GERARDI*COMITIS*HOLTSACIE*ET*IN*SCHOWENBURCH

"Seal of Count Gerhard of Hostein and Schauenburg"

Marriages and issue[edit]

He married on 12 December 1275 the Swedish Princess Ingeborg (born: c. 1262; died: c. 1293), a daughter of King Valdemar of Sweden. They had four children:

  • 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

In 1293 Gerhard married Agnes of Brandenburg, the widow of King Eric V of Denmark. With her, he had a son:

  • John III (born: c. 1297; died: 27 September 1359), Count of Holstein in Kiel from 1312 until his death.

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johann Friedrich Camerer: Vermischte historisch-politische Nachrichten, 1762
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön
Born: 1254 Died: 28 October 1312
Preceded by
Gerhard I
as Count of Holstein-Itzehoe
Count of Holstein-Plön
1290-1312
Succeeded by
Gerhard IV and
John III