Adela of Meissen
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|Adela of Meissen|
|Queen consort of Danmark|
|Died||23 October 1181|
|Spouse||Sweyn III of Denmark
Adalbert III, Count of Ballenstedt
|Issue||son (died in infancy)
Luccardis, Margravine of Istria
|Father||Conrad, Margrave of Meissen|
|Mother||Luitgard of Ravenstein|
Adela of Meissen (also Adelheid or Adele) (died 23 October 1181) was a Danish Queen consort, spouse of King Sweyn III of Denmark. She was the daughter of Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, and Luitgard of Ravenstein.
Adela was born in Meissen. She was married to Sweyn in 1152. As queen of Denmark, Adela was not popular, but criticized for influencing her spouse to abandon Danish customs in favour of German ones.
Widowed in 1157, she married count Adalbert III of Ballenstedt.
Issue with Swein
- Son, died early
- Luccardis, spouse of Margrave Berthold I of Istria.
Issue with Adalbert
- Gertrudis, spouse of Walther of Arnstein
- "Adela of Meissen (fl. 12th century)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- Alf Henrikson: Dansk historia (Danish history) (1989) (Swedish)
- Sven Rosborn (In Swedish): När hände vad i Nordens historia (When did what happen in the history of the Nordic countries) (1997)
- Biography in Dansk Biografisk Leksikon 1. ed.
Adela of MeissenBorn: ? Died: 23 October 1181
Lutgard of Salzwedel
|Royal Consort of Denmark
Helena of Sweden
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