Frederick I, Count of Zollern

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Friedrich I
Count of Zollern
Fridrich I, Grav zu Zollern.png
Painting of Friedrich I from Peleș Castle
Spouse(s) Udilhild of Urach-Dettingen[1]:XXXII
Noble family Hohenzollern
Father Burkhard I (most likely)[1]:XXIX
Died Before 1125[2]

Friedrich I, Count of Zollern (nicknamed Maute; died: before 1125[2]), was often cited as a powerful Swabian Count and supporter of the imperial party of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor.

He most likely was the son of Burkhard I,[1]:XXIX and was married to Udilhild (or Udahild) of the House of Urach (died: 11. April, 1134),[1]:LXXXVII which house later became the Fürstenberg family. They had nine children;[1]:LXXXVII his eldest son was Friedrich II.[2] A younger son was Burkhard,[2] who founded the Zollern-Hohenberg line[2] (which became extinct in 1486).

Friedrich I was the first reeve of the Swabian Alpirsbach Abbey,[1]:LXXXVIII which had been founded by Adalbert of Zollern (from the short-lived Zollern-Haigerloch line) and other lords.[1]:XXIX

The Zollern (later: Hohenzollern) dynasty based their rise to power on their loyalty to the ruling royal or imperial family. Friedrich I served the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V, and was sent on a diplomatic mission to France. He also accompanied Henry V on his Italian expedition in 1110 and again in 1111, where Henry V intended to claim the imperial crown in Rome.[3] He is also mentioned as an advisor to Henry V in both 1111 and 1114, both times while the imperial party was in Strasbourg.[1]:XC

Family and children[edit]

Frederich I and Udilhild most likely had at least nine children:[1]:LXXXVII

  • Friedrich (died: around 1143),[1]:XLI also Friedrich II, Count of Zollern
  • Burkhard (died: between 1150 and 1155),[1]:XLI also Burkhard II of Zollern-Hohenberg
  • Egino
  • Gotfried of Zimmern (most likely near Hechingen)[1]:XLII (died: between 1156 and 1160), likely Count of Zollern sometime around 1155[1]:XLI
  • Ulrich (died: 1135 by poisoning), who late in life became a monk, then abbot, at the Benedictine abbey in Reichenau, after supposedly having been involved in the murder of his predecessor[1]:LXXXVIII
  • Adalbert (or Albert), who became a monk in Zwiefalten[1]:XXXIII
  • Kuno (?)
  • Luitgard
  • Udilhild

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Schmid, Ludwig (1862). "Geschichte der Grafen von Zollern-Hohenberg". Geschichte der Grafen von Zollern-Hohenberg. Anhang. Historisch-topographische Zusammenstellung der Grafschaft und Besitzungen des Hauses Zollern-Hohenberg. Google Book: Gebrüder Scheitlin. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Schultze, Johannes; Seigel, Rudolf (1972). "Hohenzollern, Dynastengeschlecht". Neue deutsche Biographie, Bd.: 9, Hess – Hüttig, Berlin. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Friedrich I. Graf von Zollern". Retrieved January 30, 2013. 

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Frederick I, Count of Zollern
Died: before 1125
Preceded by
Burkhard I
Count of Zollern Succeeded by
Friedrich II