Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Otto IV of Brunswick, Holy Roman Emperor[1, 2]

Male 1175 - 1218  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Otto IV of Brunswick 
    Marriage of Otto IV and Marie de Brabant
    Marriage of Otto IV and Marie de Brabant
    Suffix Holy Roman Emperor 
    Born ca. 1175  Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title Jun 1198  Cologne, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    King of Germany. 
    Military 27 Jul 1214  Bouvines, Nord, Nord-Pais-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Battle of Bouvines 
    Battle of Bouvines
    Battle of Bouvines
    At Bouvines, French king Philip defeated English king John I's allied force of German, Flemish and English armies under the command of his nephew, German king Otto IV. (This was to be coordinated with the opening of a second front in Aquitaine by John.) This ended the king's efforts to recover his Angevin lands. As a military failure it cost John his remaining political capital at home.
    House Welf 
    Died 19 May 1218  The Harzburg, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brunswick Cathedral, Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10857  Dickinson
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 

    Father Heinrich der Löwe, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria,   b. 1129, Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1195, Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony,   b. Jun 1156, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1189, Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Feb 1168  Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F2979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie de Brabant, Holy Roman Empress,   b. ca. 1191,   d. 1260  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 19 May 1214  Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No issue.
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://bit.ly/1KaRMy3.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor," http://bit.ly/1Jhkg9g.

    3. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 312.

    4. [S164] King John and the Road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church, (New York: Basic Books, 2015), 202-204.

    5. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 325.

    6. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 277.

    7. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 69.

    8. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 62.

    9. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 90.