Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Burchard II, Herzog von Schwaben

Male Abt 883 - 926  (~ 43 years)

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  • Name Burchard II  
    Suffix Herzog von Schwaben 
    Born Abt 883 
    Gender Male 
    History Burchard II was born about 883, the son of Burchard I, duke of Swabia. Some sources give his mother as Liutgard von Sachsen, the widow of Ludwig III, king of Bavaria and Lorraine, but this is uncertain. With his wife Regelinda, daughter of Count Eberhard I of Zürich, he had two sons Burchard III and Adalric, with the epithet \'der Heilige\', and several daughters of whom Bertha would have progeny.

    Burchard took part in the early wars over Swabia. His family being from Franconia, he founded the monastery of St. Margarethen in Waldkirch to extend his family\'s influence into the Rhineland. On his father\'s arrest and execution for high treason in 911, he and his wife Regelinda went to Italy, either banished by Erchanger, his father\'s rival, or voluntarily exiling themselves to their relatives over the Alps. Around 913 Burchard returned from exile and took control over his father\'s property. In 915 he joined Erchanger and Arnulf, Herzog von Bayern, in battle against the Magyars. Then Burchard and Erchanger turned on Konrad I, king of the Germans, and they defeated him at the Battle of Wahlwies in the Hegau. Erchanger was proclaimed duke of Swabia.

    After Erchanger was killed on 21 January 917, Burchard seized all his lands and was recognised universally as duke. In 919 Rudolf II, king of Bourgogne, seized the county of Zürich and invaded the region of Konstanz, then the centre and practical capital of the Swabian duchy. At Winterthur, however, Rudolf was defeated by Burchard, who thus consolidated the duchy and forced his own territorial claims on the king. In that same year he recognised the newly-elected king of the Germans, Heinrich \'the Fowler\', duke of Saxony. Heinrich in turn gave Burchard rights of taxation and investiture of bishops and abbots in his duchy.

    In 922 Burchard married his daughter Bertha to Rudolf and reaffirmed the peace treaty of three years earlier. Burchard then accompanied Rudolf into Italy where Rudolf was elected King of the Lombards by opponents of Emperor Berengar. In 924 the emperor died and Hugo of Arles was elected by his partisans to oppose Rudolf. Burchard attacked Novara, defended by the troops of Lambert, archbishop of Milan. There he was killed, probably on 29 April 924. His widow Regelinda married Burchard\'s successor Hermann I, duke of Swabia, with whom she had a daughter Ida/Ita who would have progeny.  [1
    Died 28 Apr 926/29 Apr 926 
    Person ID I1782  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 

    Father Burchard I, Herzog von Schwaben,   b. Abt 855/860,   d. 911  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Family ID F1117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Regelinda,   b. Abt 885/890,   d. Aft 29 Apr 958, Ufenau Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    +1. Bertha von Schwaben,   b. Abt 907,   d. 2 Jan 966  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Regelinda,   b. Abt 885/890,   d. Aft 29 Apr 958, Ufenau Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    +1. Hicha von Schwaben  [putative]
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00120377&tree=LEO.