Simon I, Count of Saarbrücken
|Simon I, Count of Saarbrücken|
|Spouse(s)||Mathilda of Sponheim|
|Noble family||House of Saarbrücken|
|Father||Frederick, Count of Saarbrücken|
|Mother||Gisela of Lorraine|
Simon was a son of Frederick, Count of Saarbrücken (d. 1135) and his wife Gisela of Lorraine (b.c. 1100), daughter of Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine. He succeeded his father as Count of Saarbrücken in 1135. His younger brother Adalbert II became Archbishop of Mainz in 1138.
Marriage and issue
Simon was married to a Mathilda, probably a daughter of Count Meginhard I of Sponheim. They had the following children together:
- Simon II (de) (d.a. 1207), successor as Count. He married b. 1180 to Liutgard (d.a. 1239), a daughter or other close relative to Emich III, Count of Leiningen. One of their sons was Simon III, another was Friedrich III (d. 1237), who inherited the County of Leiningen.
- Henry I (de) (d. 1228), married Hedwig (d.a. 1228), a daughter of Frederick I, Duke of Lorraine. He became Count of Zweibrücken.
- Frederick (d.b. 1187)
- Gottfried, a canon in Mainz
- Adalbert (d.a. 1210), archdeacon in Mainz
- Jutta (d.b. 1223), married Folmar II, Count of Blieskastel, son of Folmar I (d.a. 1179), and Clementia of Metz.
- Sophie (d.a. 1215), married Henry III, Duke of Limburg (1140-1121)
- Agnes (d.b. 1180), married Günther III, Count of Schwarzburg (d.a. 1197)
- Cawley, Charles, Upper Lotharingia, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved November 2012,[better source needed]
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