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Berthold VI von Andechs, Duke of Meran and Dalmatia

Berthold VI von Andechs, Duke of Meran and Dalmatia

Male 1153 - 1204  (51 years)

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  • Name Berthold VI von Andechs 
    Suffix Duke of Meran and Dalmatia 
    Born 1153 
    Gender Male 
    History Berthold VI was the son of Berthold V, Graf von Andechs, and Hedwig von Wittelsbach. In 1175 he was raised to the margraviate of Istria and in 1185 he was made the duke of the region called \'Merania\' after the Adriatic Sea (_mare_ is Latin for \'sea\'), and encompassing the seacoast of Dalmatia and Istria, the same area as the old margraviate, but its ruler now gained much prestige from his new title.

    In 1170 he married Agnes von Nieder-Lausitz, daughter of Dedo V, Markgraf der Nieder-Lausitz, and Matilde von Heinsberg, heiress of Sommerschenburg. They had nine children of whom Otto I, Hedwig (the future Sankt Hedwig von Meran), Agn├Ęs and Gertrud would have progeny.

    In 1186 Berthold accompanied Emperor Heinrich VI to the kingdom of Sicily. In 1189 he led the third division of the imperial army and was its standard-bearer on the Third Crusade. In 1195 he appeared as steward _(Vogt)_ of Tegernsee Abbey. After Emperor Heinrich\'s death in 1197 he sided with the claimant Philipp von Hohenstaufen, Heinrich\'s younger brother. At this juncture the duke of Meran was at the height of his power and influence. He possessed lands from Franconia to the Adriatic.

    Berthold died on 12 August 1204, and was buried in Diessen.  [1
    Died 12 Aug 1204 
    Person ID I1855  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 

    Father Berthold V, Graf von Andechs,   b. Abt 1122,   d. 14 Nov 1188  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Hedwig von Wittelsbach,   d. 16 Jul 1174 
    Married 1152 
    Family ID F1187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes von Nieder-Lausitz,   b. Abt 1154,   d. 25 Mar 1195  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 1170 
    +1. Gertrud von Meran, Queen of Hungary,   b. Abt 1185,   d. 28 Sep 1213  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Berthold VI von Andechs
    Berthold VI von Andechs

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00033350&tree=LEO.