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Dietrich I (Wettin) von Wettin (0916 - abt. 0976)

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Dietrich I "Theodoric, Thierry" von Wettin formerly Wettin aka von Hessewgau, von Liesgau
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Died about [location unknown]
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Dietrich (ca. 916 – ca. 976), also known as Thierry I of Liesgau, is considered the oldest traceable member of the House of Wettin who is known for certain. In genealogy, this makes him the top ancestor of various present-day nobles, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and King Albert II of Belgium.

Almost nothing is known about Dietrich's life; not even the year of his death is clear. It is believed that Dietrich was slain in battle with the Magyars in 976. He had two sons:

Dedo (died 1009)
Friedrich I, Count of Eilenburg (died 1017), had no sons

Because of Dietrich's importance to the genealogy of European royalty, much speculation exists about his ancestry. Three possible fathers of Dietrich's have been identified, but there is no conclusive evidence for any:

Dedi I, Count in the Hassegau (died 957), a descendant of Burchard, Duke of Thuringia
Burchard III, Duke of Swabia (died 973)
Volkmar I, Count in the Harzgau



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