Otto I, Count of Scheyern-Dachau-Valley

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Otto I, Count of Scheyern-Dachau-Valley
Spouse(s) Adelaide of Weilheim
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Arnold I, Count of Scheyern
Mother Beatrix of Reipersberg
Born probably: Dachau
Died after 5 November 1130
probably: Valley

Otto I, Count of Scheyern-Dachau-Valley (also known as Otto of Dachau-Valley; d. after 5 November 1130) was a German nobleman. He was a son of Count Arnold I of Scheyern and his wife, Beatrix of Reipersberg. Otto I was the founder of the Scheyern-Dachau-Valley line.


He acquired the town of Grub via his wife. In 1122, he founded the town of Bernried am Starnberger See and became its vogt. In 1124, he acquired Dachau and the County of Valley (Valley, Bavaria). The branch of the House of Wittelsbach which descended from him, was named after these possessions.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Otto married Adelaide of Weilheim. Together, they had five children:

  • Gebhard (d. 1141)
  • Conrad I (d. 1175)
  • Adelaide, married Count Engelbert II of Gorizia
  • Otto II (d, c. 1170/1172)
  • Matilda


  • Slides including a family tree of the Counts of Scheyern-Dachau-Valley from a presentation by prof. Schmid Bayern im Spätmittelalter, WS 1996/97

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