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Leopold (Nordgau) von Bayern (0860 - 0907)

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Leopold (Luitpold) von Bayern formerly Nordgau aka Wittelsbach
Born in Schwaben, Chemnitzer Land, Sachsen, Germanymap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Bratislava, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia,map
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Categories: Luitpold Dynasty | German Nobility | German Roots Project | Bavaria | Bavaria, Germany | Bayern, Deutschland | State of Bavaria | German Roots.

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Preceded by
Arnulf of Carinthia
Margrave of Bavaria
Succeeded by
Arnulf the Bad



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Luitpold or Liutpold (modern Leopold) (died 4 July 907), perhaps of the Huosi family or related to the Carolingian dynasty by Liutswind, mother of Emperor Arnulf of Carinthia, was the ancestor of the Luitpold dynasty which ruled Bavaria and Carinthia until the mid-tenth century.

In 893, he was appointed margrave in the March of Carinthia and Upper Pannonia by Arnulf of Carinthia, then King of East Francia. Luitpold succeeded the deposed Margrave Engelschalk II of the Wilhelminer family; unlike his predecessors he could extend his power unimpeded by the mighty Margrave Aribo, acquiring numerous counties in Carinthia a swell as on the Danube and in the Nordgau around Regensburg from 895 on, and setting himself up as the most prominent of Bavaria's aristocracy. Though he thereby laid the foundations of the renewed stem duchy, it was his son Arnulf the Bad who, based on his father's acquisitions, first assumed the title of a Bavarian duke.

As Luitpold remained a loyal supporter of the Carolingian monarch Arnulf of Carinthia and his son Louis the Child, he enjoyed their support and was entrusted with the defence at the Hungarian and Moravian borders. In 898 he fought successfully against Mojm?r II, the king of Great Moravia, on behalf of the king's rebellious brother Svatopluk II and forced Mojm?r to become a vassal of Arnulf. In 903,Luitpold held the title of a dux Boemanorum, "Duke in Bohemia". He organised the Frankish defence against the threatening Magyars and on 4 July 907 was killed east of Vienna in the Battle of Pressburg.

Marriage and issue

Luitpold married Cunigunda, daughter of Berthold I, royal Count palatine in Swabia, and sister of Duke Erchanger of Swabia, a member of the Ahalolfing dynasty. After Luitpold's death Cunigunda married King Conrad I of Germany in 913. Luitpold had two sons by her:

  • Arnulf the Bad, Duke of Bavaria from 907 to 937 and
  • Berthold, Duke of Bavaria from 938 to 948.

From his descendants titles, Luitpold is often called a duke of Bavaria or margrave of Bavaria, the latter title being more accurate to his actual status.


Name: Leopold Of Bayern Von /Nordgau/[1]


Date: 04 JUL 907
Place: Bratislava, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia,[2]

Death place might alternatively be Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.


  1. ā†‘ Source: #S6 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Arnulf I "The Bad" of Bavaria Von Nordgau
  2. ā†‘ Source: #S6 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Arnulf I "The Bad" of Bavaria Von Nordgau
  • Source: S6 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1


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On 12 Sep 2014 at 20:27 GMT Renee Malloy Esq wrote:

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