Elimar I, Count of Oldenburg

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Elimar I, also known as Egilmar I was the first Count of Oldenburg. He reigned from 1101 to 1108. He married Richenza, who according to the annals of Stade was the daughter of Dedi or of Adalger.[1]

Elimar is the patrilineal ancestor of the House of Oldenburg, which notably has ruled as kings (and queen) of Denmark continuously since 1448, and also as dukes, kings or emperors of several German states, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Schleswig-Holstein and Greece. Current members of the House of Oldenburg and patrilineal descendants of Elimar include Margrethe II of Denmark, Harald V of Norway, Constantine II of Greece, Charles, Prince of Wales, heir to the throne of the United Kingdom, and Christopher, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (his current senior male line descendant) & the eminent Larsson-family in Sweden.[2]


  1. ^ Donald C. Jackman, Canes palatini: Dynastic Transplantation and the Cult of St Simeon, p. 8
  2. ^ Michel Huberty, L'Allemagne dynastique, Volume 7, Giraud, 1994, ISBN 2-901138-07-1, ISBN 978-2-901138-07-5
Elimar I, Count of Oldenburg
Regnal titles
New title Count of Oldenburg
Succeeded by
Elimar II