Hellicha of Wittelsbach
|Hellicha of Wittelsbach|
|Duchess of Bohemia|
|Spouse(s)||Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia|
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Otto VII of Wittelsbach|
|Mother||Benedicta of Donauwörth|
|Died||13 August 1198|
She and Conrad, then Duke of Znojmo, married before 1176, when she was about 16 years old and her husband was about 25 years her senior. In 1182 she became first Margravine of Moravia, when her husband was appointed margrave by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1182. She became duchess when her husband, backed by both the emperor and the local nobles, ascended to the Bohemian throne in 1189.
In 1191 Duke Conrad II accompanied Frederick's son and successor Henry VI on his campaign against the Kingdom of Sicily and never returned as he died on 9 September during the siege of Naples. Hellicha died on 13 August 1198.
Hellicha of WittelsbachBorn: c. 1160 Died: 13 August 1198
Elizabeth of Hungary
|Duchess consort of Bohemia
Adelaide of Meissen
(Queen from 1198)