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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Leopold V von Babenburg, Duke of Austria[1]

Male 1157 - 1194  (37 years)


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  • Name Leopold V von Babenburg 
    Suffix Duke of Austria 
    Born 1157 
    Gender Male 
    Military 12 Jul 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siege of Acre 
    Crusaders
    Crusaders
    First (10951099); Second (11471149); Third or the Kings' Crusade (11891192); Forth (12021204); Fifth (12131221); Sixth (1228); Barons' (1239); Seventh (1248-1254); Eighth (1270); and Ninth (1271-1272).
    Siege of Acre
    Siege of Acre
    The seige of Acre (August 28, 1189 to July 12, 1191) was the focal point of the Third Crusade. After his release by Saladin, King Guy of Jerusalem led an expedition from Tyre, stationing his meager force on the high ground of Mount Torn just outside the port city of Acre. From this small beginning Guy's numbers began to swell as the western contingents sailed in. Saladin squandered an opportunity to break the cordon on 4 Oct 1189 after a Latin advance lost formation to loot the Abuyyid camp. News of Barbarossa imminent approach then resulted in a cautious division of Abuyyid forces to meet the northern threat. With the arrival of Richard and Philip Augustus in the summer of 1191, the balance swung decisively in the favor the Latins. The city was surrendered, 12 Jul 1191. It would remain in Christian hands until overrun by the Mamluks, 18 May 1291.
    Political 21 Dec 1192  Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Richard I held for ransom by the Hohenstaufens. 
    Trifels Castle
    Trifels Castle
    During Christmas 1192, the king of England Richard I was waylaid near Vienna by Leopold, Duke of Austria, as he was returning from Crusade. He was committed to Trifels. (The Duke had been humiliated by Richard when his standard was torn from the walls of Acre.) King Philip Augustus and Richard's brother John took advantage of this coup: John by swearing fealty to Philip for the Angevin dominions and then by agitating for the crown of England; Philip by snatching up Norman territory surrendered by John when the game appeared to be up. Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI eventually ransomed Leopold's prize for funds needed to finance his ongoing military ventures in Italy. Richard was released on 4 Feb 1194. John's nerve failed him when Richard finally arrived on the continent at the head of an army, suing for clemency at Liseux. But John's damage would not be repaired until 1198.
    Died 31 Dec 1194  Graz, Styria, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Heiligenkreuz, Lower Austria, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20115  Dickinson
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2017 

    Father Heinrich II von Babenburg, Duke of Austria,   d. 13 Jan 1177, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Theodora Komnene, Dcss of Austria,   d. ca. 1185 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1148 
    Family ID F6277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ilona of Hungary,   b. ca. 1158,   d. 25 May 1199  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 12 May 1172 
    Children 
     1. Friedrich I von Babenburg, Duke of Austria,   d. 16 Apr 1198, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Leopold VI von Babenburg, Duke of Austria,   d. 28 Jul 1230  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F6308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Siege of Acre - 12 Jul 1191 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Richard I held for ransom by the Hohenstaufens. - 21 Dec 1192 - Vienna, Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1194 - Graz, Styria, Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Heiligenkreuz, Lower Austria, Austria Link to Google Earth
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  • 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://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/AUSTRIA.htm#LeopoldVdied1194B.

    2. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 222ff.

    3. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 253.