Frederick II of Zollern
Friedrich II supported Lothar of Supplinburg, who was King of Germany, then Holy Roman Emperor, from 1125 to Lothar's death in 1137 against the House of Hohenstaufen, then supported that same house (and the new German King, Conrad III of Germany) after 1138 against the House of Welf.
It was also at this time that the counts of Zollern were able to greatly increase their possessions in terms of both territory and castles in the southwestern parts of today's Germany, expanding to the Rhine, and lower Danube, as well as adding territory in Alsace and by the Neckar. All of these possessions were in the form of allodial land. Land held in feudal tenure was added to these outright possessions to form the ancestral territory of the counts of Zollern.
Family and children
Friedrich had at least two sons:
- Friedrich III, Count of Zollern, (died: c. 1200), who became Burgrave of Nuremberg as Friedrich I
- Bertold of Zollern
- "Friedrich II. Graf von Zollern". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- Schultze, Johannes; Seigel, Rudolf (1972). "Hohenzollern, Dynastengeschlecht". Neue deutsche Biographie, Bd.: 9, Hess - Hüttig, Berlin. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- "Friedrich I. Graf von Zollern". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- Hohenzollern Ancestry,
- Page at Genealogie Mittelalter - Mittelalterliche Genealogie im Deutschen Reich bis zum Ende der Staufer
Frederick II of ZollernBorn: before 1125 Died: ca. 1145
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