Gerhard IV, Count of Holstein-Plön

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Gerhard IV, Count of Holstein-Plön
Seal Gerhard IV. (Holstein-Plön) 01.jpg
Seal of Gerhard IV from c. 1302-1304
Spouse(s) Anastasia of Schwerin
Noble family House of Schauenburg
Father Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön
Mother Ingeborg of Sweden
Born c. 1277
Died 1323

Gerhard IV (c. 1277 – 1323), was Count Holstein-Plön from 1312 until his death.

Life[edit]

He was the eldest son of Gerhard II and his wife, Ingeborg of Sweden. He inherited Holstein-Plön; on 7 June 1314, he sold most of his inheritance to his brother John III.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married on 30 July 1313 to Anastasia of Schwerin (c. 1291 – after 1316), a daughter of Nicholas I of Schwerin, and had the following children with her:

Seal[edit]

The seal in the picture is from his time as provost of Lübeck. It reads:
S (IGILLUM) * DEI * GRA * GHERARDI (TIA) * P (RAE) POSITION (U.S.) * LUBIC (E) N (SIS)
"Seal of Gerhard, provost of Lübeck by the grace of God"

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  • Verein für Lübecksche Geschichte und Alterthumskunde: Siegel des Mittelalters aus den Archiven der Stadt Lübeck, Lübeck, 1862-1865
Gerhard IV, Count of Holstein-Plön
Born: 1277 Died: 1323
Preceded by
Gerhard II
Count of Holstein-Plön
1312-1323
with John III the Mild (1312-1316)
Succeeded by
Gerhard V