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Gf. Engelbert I VON SPONHEIM, Graf im Kraichgau & im Pustertal


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  • Died: 1100, after 1 Jun

  Research Notes:

The Fundatio Sancti Pauli in Carinthia names "Hadwich cometissa Engelberti relicta", and lists (in order) "Engelbert et Pernhart et Hainrich filii ipsius" as witnesses to the related diploma. A possible family origin of Hedwig is indicated by the Genealogia ex stirpe Sancti Arnulfi which names "Idam Namucensem…uxorem Angelberti marchionis et Gertrudem comitissam Flandrensem" as the children of "Bernardum". It is not certain to whom "Angelberti marchionis" refers, but it is possible that it is Engelbert [I] Graf von Sponheim whose father bore the title Markgraf. If that is correct, Hedwig could have been Hedwig of Saxony, daughter of Bernhard II Duke of Saxony [Billung] & his wife Eilika von Schweinfurt. Wegener points out that a Saxon origin for Hedwig is consistent with the introduction of the names Bernhard and Heinrich into the family of the Grafen von Sponheim. However, if Hedwig was the daughter of Duke Bernhard, she must have been born in the range [1020/40], which seems early in light of the chronology of her children. Her possible first marriage is suggested as a possible way of reconciling apparently contradictory sources relating to the family origin of Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln. Another possibility is that Engelbert [I] married twice, his earlier unrecorded wife being the widow of --- von Schwarzenberg. Wegener cites a source according to which Babo Abbot of Deutz was named avunculus of Berthold's son Friedrich. If that is correct, and if “avunculus” was used in this document in its strict sense of maternal uncle, Abbot Babo was the brother of the wife of “--- [von Schwarzenberg]”.

The necrology of Regensburg St Emmeram records the death "Kal Jun" of "Hadewich com". 1

  Marriage Information:

Hadwich married Gf. Engelbert I VON SPONHEIM, Graf im Kraichgau & im Pustertal, son of Gf. Siegfried VON SPONHEIM and Richgard VON LAVANTHAL. (Engelbert I VON SPONHEIM died on 1 Apr 1096.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Engelbert [I] von Sponheim.

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