Gertrude of Süpplingenburg

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Gertrude of Süpplingenburg
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Gertrude of Süpplingenburg
Spouse(s) Henry X, Duke of Bavaria
Henry II, Duke of Austria
Noble family House of Süpplinburg
Father Lothair III, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Richenza of Northeim
Born (1115-04-18)18 April 1115
Died 18 April 1143(1143-04-18) (aged 28)

Gertrude of Süpplingenburg (18 April 1115 – 18 April 1143) was a Margravine consort of Austria and Tuscany and a Duchess consort of Saxony and Bavaria. She was a member of the Süpplingenburg dynasty.

Family[edit]

She was the only child of Emperor Lothar III (also known as Lothair of Süpplingenburg, Duke of Saxony), and his wife Richenza of Northeim.

On 29 May 1127, she married the Welf, Henry the Proud, who had been Duke of Bavaria since 1126. After the death of his father-in-law, Henry also became Duke of Saxony. They had one son, Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria.

After Henry's death in 1139, Gertrud married again, on 1 May 1142, to Henry II, the Margrave of Austria (died 1177). They had one daughter, Richenza (b. 1143 - d. 1200), later wife of Landgrave Heinrich V of Steffling.

She died on 18 April 1143, which was her 28th birthday. Henry later married his second wife, Theodora Komnene.

References[edit]

  • The information in this article is taken from and/or translated from its German equivalent.
Gertrude of Süpplingenburg
House of Süpplinburg
Born: 18 April 1115 Died: 18 April 1143
German royalty
Preceded by
Richenza of Northeim
Duchess of Saxony
4 December 1137 – 20 October 1139
Succeeded by
Sophie of Winzenburg
Vacant
Title last held by
Wulfhilde of Saxony
Duchess of Bavaria
1st time

4 December 1137 – 20 October 1139
Vacant
Title next held by
Maria of Bohemia
Vacant
Title last held by
Beatrice of Bar
Margravine of Tuscany
4 December 1137 – 20 October 1139
Vacant
Title next held by
Uta of Schauenburg
Vacant
Title last held by
Maria of Bohemia
Duchess of Bavaria
2nd time

1 May 1142 – 18 April 1143
Vacant
Title next held by
Theodora Komnene
Margravine of Austria
1 May 1142 – 18 April 113