Beatrix of Andechs-Merania

Beatrix of Merania (1210 9 February 1271) was a princess of Merania by birth, and the Countess of Weimar-Orlamünde by marriage.[1]

Beatrix of Merania
Died(1271-02-09)9 February 1271
Noble familyHouse of Andechs
Spouse(s)Herman II, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
FatherOtto I, Duke of Merania
MotherBeatrice II, Countess of Burgundy

Beatrix was the daughter of Otto I, Duke of Merania and Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy.

She was an heiress to Plassenburg Castle, with Kulmbach and Mittelberg and the Lordship of Berneck, including Goldkronach, Meinau, Wirsberg, Pretzendorf (now called Himmelkron), Zwernitz Castle and Trebgast.

Marriage and Issue

She was married to Herman II, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde. They had the following children:

  • Herman "the Elder", was a clergyman[2]
  • Herman III (c.1230 1283), inherited Orlamünde[2]
  • Albert III (d. 1293)[3]
  • Otto III "the Magnificent" (c.1236 13 May 1285), married Anges of Leiningen (c.1230/1240 c.1300), inherited Weimar, Rudolstadt and Plassenburg
  • Sophie, married in 1259 to Count Henry VIII of Weida (c.1238 17 September 1280)
  • Otto "the Younger", canon at Würzburg from 1265 to 1308


  1. C. Chl. Freiherr von Reitzensten: Regesten der Grafen von Orlamuende aus Babenberger und Ascanischem Stamm, Historical Society of Upper Franconia ("Upper Franconian Historical Society"), Bayreuth, 1871
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2012-05-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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