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Albrecht (Aschersleben) von Ballenstedt (abt. 1100 - 1170)

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Albrecht (Albrecht I) "der Bär, Markgraf von Brandenburg" von Ballenstedt formerly Aschersleben
Born about in Dresden, Stadt Dresden, Sachsen, Germanymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Brandenburg, Prussia, Germanymap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Oct 2011
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Biography

Albrecht I., genannt der Bär, der sich ab 1157 Markgraf von Brandenburg nannte. Er war es, der die Mark durch friedliche Mittel, aber auch durch Waffengewalt im 12. Jahrhundert wieder dem deutschen Königreich eingliederte, nachdem sie im 10. Jahrhundert dem Reich durch einen Slawenaufstand verloren ging. [1]
Albrecht, eigentlich Adelbert, war der einzige Sohn des askanischen Grafen Otto des Reichen und der Eilika Billung von Sachsen. Albrechts Geburtsort ist nicht überliefert. Auch eine schlüssige Deutung des Namenszusatzes „der Bär“ liegt nicht vor; er ist jedoch schon für das 12. Jahrhundert belegt. Albrecht war seit 1125/1126 mit Sophie von Winzenburg, einer Schwester der Äbtissin Beatrix II. von Quedlinburg verheiratet [2]
Albrecht von Ballenstedt, margrave of Brandenburg was the son of Otto "der Reiche", count of Ballenstedt and his wife Eilika of Saxony (Billung). He was born around 1096/1100[3].
He married Sophie von Winzenburg, daughter of Hermann I, count of Windberg, and his second wife Hedwig. They had 13 children:
  1. Otto, margrave of Brandenburg
  2. Hedwig, married Otto von Wettin, margrave of Meissen
  3. Hermann, count of Orlamünde
  4. a daughter who married Vladislav of Bohemia
  5. Siegfried, bishop of Brandenburg, archbishop of Bremen
  6. a daughter (Gertrud?) who married Dypold, duke of Moravia
  7. Heinrich, canon of Sankt Sebastian in Magdeburg
  8. daughter (Meregard?), abbess of Quedlinburg
  9. Albrecht, count of Ballenstedt
  10. Adelheid, a nun at Lamspringe
  11. Dietrich, married Mechtild of Thuringia
  12. Bernhard, duke of Saxony
  13. Eilika[3].
Albrecht was largely responsable for the unification of Germany under the Christian banner. Albrecht preferred negotiation rather than conversion by sword, converting the Wendish slavs through discussion.

Research notes

No source for birth date (Cawley says 1096/1100, Wikipedia has ca. 1100), no source for birth location. German Wikipedia has "Stendal?"[4], no location mentioned elsewhere.

Only wife mentioned is Sophie.

Suggest replacing birth date by abt. 1100, removing birth location, removing death location, and disconnecting Lotharien-1 as wife.

Sources

  1. Source: Die Askanier: Geschichte der Askanier: Albrecht der Bär
  2. quote Wikipedia Albrecht I von Brandenburg
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families. Brandenburg, chap. 3 Markgrafen von Brandenburg (Ballenstedt) Albrecht von Ballenstedt. Online at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Website (accessed 2017).
  4. Seite „Albrecht I. (Brandenburg)“. In: Wikipedia, Die freie Enzyklopädie. Bearbeitungsstand: 16. Juni 2017, 20:31 UTC. URL: https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Albrecht_I._(Brandenburg)&oldid=166460668 (Abgerufen: 23. Oktober 2017, 20:56 UTC)
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • Wikipedia.com
  • Europäische Stammtafeln, Band I, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von. Page 22, 39, 59 cited by Genealogy Leo
  • MedLands Brandenburg Albrecht
MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.

Acknowledgments

  • This person was created through the import of McQuery Family Tree.ged on 20 May 2011.


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Collaboration

On 23 Oct 2017 at 14:24 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Lotharien-1 is apparently a duplicate of his mother, rather than his wife... Can you check?

Thank you.



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