Poppo II, Margrave of Carniola

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Poppo II (died 1098), Count of Weimar-Orlamünde, was margrave of Carniola from 1070 and of Istria from 1096 to his death.

Life[edit]

Poppo was the son of Margrave Ulric I of Carniola, whom he succeeded upon his death in 1070. His mother Sophia was a daughter of King Béla I of Hungary. He was thus of royal blood.

He married Richgard, daughter of Count Engelbert of Sponheim, who governed Istria until his death on 1 April 1096. According to the 1170 Historia Welforum chronicle, Poppo and Richgard had two daughters:

Poppo remained a loyal supporter of the Salian emperor Henry IV during the Investiture Controversy. Because of his lack of surviving sons, he was succeeded by his younger brother Ulric II.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Ulric I
Margrave of Carniola
1070–1098
Succeeded by
Ulric II
Preceded by
Burchard
Margrave of Istria
1096–1098
Succeeded by
Ulric II