Uta of Schauenburg

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Uta of Schauenburg (ca. 1115/1120 – ca. 1197) was sovereign countess of Schauenberg from 1151 to 1197. She was the daughter of Godfrey of Calw (Gotfried von Calw) and was one of the richest heiresses in Germany.[1] After her father's death a harsh succession war was solved in her favour by the nephew of her husband Welf VI, Friedrich Barbarossa in 1151.[1] She was the founder of All Saints' Abbey in Baden-Württemberg.

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  1. ^ a b "Women in power BCE 4500-1500". Guide2womenleaders.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-09.