Frederick VIII, Count of Zollern
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|Friedrich VIII, Count of Zollern|
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Friedrich VI, Count of Zollern|
|Mother||Kunigunde of Baden|
Friedrich VIII, Count of Zollern, nicknamed Easter Sunday (d. 1333) was a Count of Hohenzollern.
Friedrich was the younger son of the Count Friedrich VI of Hohenzollern from his marriage to Kunigunde (1265–1310), the daughter of Margrave Rudolf I of Baden. After his elder brother Friedrich VII died in 1309, Frederik VIII ruled Zollern jointly with his nephew Fritz I. After Fritz I died in 1313, Friedrich VIII ruled alone.
Friedrich VIII founded the Hohenzollern line when he divided the county with his brother. In the power conflict of his time, Friedrich VIII supported the Austrian side, and later sided with Emperor Louis IV.
The name of Friedrich's wife has not been preserved. He had the following children:
- Fritz II (died between 1355 and 1359), Count of Zollern
- Friedrich IX (died between 1377 and 1379), Count of Hohenzollern, married in 1341 to Countess Adelheid of Hohenberg (d. after 1385)
- Friedrich "Easter Sunday" II (d. 1395), prior of the Order of Saint John
- Friedrich of Strasbourg (d. 1365), married in 1343 to Countess Margaret of Hohenberg-Wildberg, parents of Friedrich XI, Count of Hohenzollern.
- Alexander von Daniels: Handbuch der deutschen Reichs und Staatenrechsgeschichte, vol. 2, part 3, Laupp & Siebeck, 1863, p. 513
- Count Rudolph Stillfried-Alcántara and Traugott Maercker: Hohenzollerische Forschungen, C. Reimarus, 1847, p. 172 ff
Frederick VIII, Count of ZollernDied: 1333
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