Berthold VII, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen

Berthold VII, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen (nicknamed the Wise, born: 1272 in Schleusingen; died: 13 April 1340, Schleusingen) was Count of Henneberg- Schleusingen from 1284 to 1340. He was the son of Count Berthold V of Henneberg-Schleusingen (d. 1284) and his wife Sophie of Schwarzburg (d. 1279), the daughter of Count Günther VII of Schwarzburg. He was confirmed as Imperial Prince by Emperor Henry VI in 1310.

Berthold VII, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen
Died(1340-04-13)13 April 1340
Noble familyHouse of Henneberg
Spouse(s)Adelheid of Hesse
FatherBerthold V of Henneberg-Schleusingen
MotherSophie of Schwarzburg

From 1323 to 1330, he was guardian and regent of Louis V, Duke of Bavaria, the eldest son of Emperor Louis IV "the Bavarian", who had appointed his son as Margrave of Brandenburg and Count of Tyrol at the age of eight years.

Marriage and issue

Berthold VII married Adelheid (1268–1317), the daughter of Henry I of Hesse. They had three children:

  • Henry VIII (died: 10 September 1347), married Judith of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
  • John I (born: c.1300; died: 2 May 1359), married Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg
  • Elizabeth (born:1318; died: before 6 December 1377), married Burgrave John II of Nuremberg


  • Georg Brückner (1875), "Bertold VII., Graf von Henneberg", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 2, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 522–523
  • Wolfgang Huschke (1955), "Bertold VII., Graf von Henneberg-Schleusingen", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 2, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 155–155

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