Hermann II, Landgrave of Thuringia

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Hermann II (28 March 1222 in Creuzburg – 3 January 1241) was the Landgrave of Thuringia and the son of Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

Life[edit]

With Louis's death in 1227, his brother Henry Raspe assumed the regency due to the minority of four-year-old Hermann. Henry managed to officially succeed his brother after the death of Elizabeth in 1231. Hermann never reigned and died ten years later; some historians have accused Henry of poisoning the youth. He was married with Helen, daughter of Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mägdefrau, Werner (2010). Thüringen im Mittelalter 1130-1310 Von den Ludowingern zu den Wettinern. Jena: Rockstuhl. ISBN 978-3-86777-152-8. 
  • Warsitzka, Wilfried (2002). Die Thüringer Landgrafen. Dr. Bussert & Stadeler. ISBN 978-3932906220. 
  • Knochenhauer, Theodor (1871). Geschichte Thüringens Zur Zeit Des Ersten Landgrafenhauses (1039-1247). Gotha. 
  • Galletti, Johann Georg A. Geschichte Thüringens. 
Hermann II, Landgrave of Thuringia
Ludowinger
Born: 28 March 1222 Died: 3 January 1241
Preceded by
Louis IV
Landgrave of Thuringia
1227–1241
Succeeded by
Henry Raspe