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Dedo V, Markgraf der Nieder-Lausitz

Male Abt 1130 - 1190  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Dedo V  
    Suffix Markgraf der Nieder-Lausitz 
    Born Abt 1130 
    Gender Male 
    History Dedo V, Markgraf von Nieder-Lausitz, was born about 1130, the son of Konrad I \'der Grosse\', Markgraf von Meissen, and Liutgart von Ravenstein. From 1144 he exercised sovereign rights in the county of Groitzsch as heir of the counts of Groitzsch, and as a younger son of Margrave Konrad and adoptive son of his aunt Bertha, the heiress of Groitzsch, in the estate division of 1156 he received the lordship of Rochlitz with the governorship of the of the bishopric of Naumburg.

    With his wife Mathilde von Heinsberg, heiress of Sommerschenburg, daughter of Goswin II, Graf von Heinsberg, and Adelheid von Sommerschenburg, Dedo had six children of whom Konrad and Agnes would have progeny. Agnes married Berthold VI von Andechs, duke of Meran and Dalmatia, and was the mother of St. Hedwig of Meran; Hedwig\'s sister Gertrud was the mother of St. Elisabeth of Hungary.

    Dedo participated in five campaigns of Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa. In 1177, before Pope Alexander III he took the oath on behalf of the emperor as a witness to the Peace of Venice which ended the schism in the papacy. In the Meissen succession dispute of 1190 he and his sons were on the side of Albrecht \'der Stolze\' in his campaign to gain Meissen from his younger brother Dietrich who had been made heir to the margraviate by their father Otto.

    Dedo resided mainly at Rochlitz and from here, like his brother Otto, he pursued a policy of intensive clearing and settlement and the establishment of the new house abbey of Wechselburg as a family burial site.

    After the death in 1185 of his brother Dietrich, who had called himself Margrave of Landsberg, Dedo inherited his margraviate of Lausitz (Lusatia).

    Dedo died on 16 August 1190 as a result of a botched operation in which he allegedly sought to have fat cut from his body so that he could participate in the Third Crusade.  [1
    Died 16 Aug 1190 
    Person ID I1857  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 

    Father Konrad I \'der Grosse\', Markgraf von Meissen,   b. 1096,   d. 5 Feb 1157, Petersburg Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Liutgart von Ravenstein,   b. 1104,   d. 19 Jun 1146, Kloster Gerbstedt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1119 
    Family ID F1172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilde von Heinsberg, Heiress von Sommerschenburg,   d. 20 Jan 1189 
    Children 
    +1. Agnes von Nieder-Lausitz,   b. Abt 1154,   d. 25 Mar 1195  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00079714&tree=LEO.