Burkhard, Margrave of Austria
When German king Otto I had defeated the Magyars, the marchia was re-established in the conquered territories and put under the command of Burkhard, a brother-in-law of Duchess Judith, Duchess of Bavaria. As he had joined the uprising of Duke Henry II of Bavaria against Emperor Otto II, he was deposed at the Reichstag of Regensburg in 976, when the territory was given to Leopold of Babenberg.
Next to nothing is known about him. He is also considered the father of Bishop Henry I of Augsburg.
|Margrave of the marchia orientalis
- Medieval Lands Project: Nobility of Austria.