Otto II von Wittelsbach (Duke) of BAVARIA

Otto II von Wittelsbach (Duke) of BAVARIA


Type Value Date Place Sources
Name Otto II von Wittelsbach (Duke) of BAVARIA
Name Pfalzgraf bei Rhein Otto II 'der Erlauchte' Herzog VON BAYERN
Occupation Duke of Bavaria, Count Palatine of the Rhine point in time between 1231 and 1253


Type Date Place Sources
birth 7. April 1206 Kelheim, Bavaria (now in Germany) search of this place
burial after 29. November 1253 Scheyern Abbey, Scheyern, Bavaria (now in Germany) search of this place
death 29. November 1253 Landshut, Bavaria (now in Germany) search of this place
marriage 24. March 1222 Worms (now in Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany search of this place

Spouses and Children

Marriage Spouse Children
24. March 1222
Worms (now in Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany
Agnes Welf (Guelph) of RHINE-PALATINATE

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Otto II of Bavaria (German: Otto II der Erlauchte , Herzog von Bayern, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein) (7 April 1206, Kelheim - 29 November 1253) was the Duke of Bavaria and Count Palatine of the Rhine (see Electorate of the Palatinate). He was a son of Louis I and Ludmilla of Bohemia and a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Biography Otto was born at Kelheim. At the age of sixteen(?), he was married to Agnes of the Palatinate, a granddaughter of Duke Henry the Lion and Conrad of Hohenstaufen. With this marriage, the Wittelsbach inherited Palatinate and kept it as a Wittelsbach possession until 1918. Since that time also the lion has become a heraldic symbol in the coat of arms for Bavaria and the Palatinate. Otto acquired the rich regions of Bogen in 1240, and Andechs and Ortenburg in 1248 as possessions for the Wittelsbach and extended his power base in Bavaria this way. With the county of Bogen the Wittelsbach acquired also the white and blue coloured lozenge flag which since that time has been the flag of Bavaria (and of the Palatinate). After a dispute with emperor Frederick II was ended, he joined the Hohenstaufen party in 1241. His daughter, Elizabeth, was married to Frederick's son Conrad IV. Because of this, Otto was excommunicated by the pope. He died in Landshut in 1253. Like his forefathers, Otto was buried in the crypt of Scheyern Abbey. Family and children Otto married Agnes, the daughter of Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine (a son of Henry the Lion) and Agnes of Hohenstaufen, in Worms in 1224. Their children were: Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (13 April 1229, Heidelberg - 2 February 1294, Heidelberg). Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria (19 November 1235, Landshut - 3 February 1290, Burghausen. Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (c. 1227, Landshut - 9 October 1273), married to: 1246 in Vohburg to Conrad IV of Germany; 1259 in Munich to Count Meinhard II of Gorizia-Tyrol, Duke of Carinthia. Sophie (1236, Landshut - 9 August 1289, Castle Hirschberg), married 1258 to Count Gerhard IV of Sulzbach and Hirschberg. Agnes (c. 1240-c. 1306). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wittelsbach, German noble family that provided rulers of Bavaria and of the Rhenish Palatinate until the 20th century. The name was taken from the castle of Wittelsbach, which formerly stood near Aichach on the Paar in Bavaria. In 1124, Otto V, count of Scheyern (d. 1155) removed the residence of his family to Wittelsbach and called himself by this name. His son, Otto VI, after serving the German king Frederick I, was invested duke of Bavaria, as Otto I. From that date, 1180, until 1918, Bavaria was ruled by the Wittelsbachs. The first step toward extending their authority outside Bavaria was made in 1214, when Otto II, through marriage, obtained the Palatinate of the Rhine.


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