Otto I, Count of Scheyern

Otto I, Count of Scheyern (some authors call him Otto II of Scheyern; c.1020 before 4 December 1072) was the most ancient ancestor of the House of Wittelsbach whose relation with the House can be properly verified.

Otto I, Count of Scheyern
Bornunknown
Diedbefore 4 December 1072
probably: Scheyern
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)A daughter of Meginhardt of Reichersbeuern
Haziga of Diessen
FatherHeinrich I, Count in the Pegnitz
Motherunnamed daughter of Kuno I, Count of Altdorf

Life

He was possibly a younger son of Heinrich I, Count in the Pegnitz and an unnamed daughter of Kuno I, Count of Altdorf.[1] He was appointed Vogt of Freising in Bavaria.[2] A document from 1073 calls him Comes de Skyrun, i.e. Count of Scheyern. Otto I died on December 4, 1072 while on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.[2]

Marriage and children

Otto was married twice.[2] His first wife was from Saxony but her given name has not been preserved.[2] About 1057, he married Haziga of Diessen, daughter of Count Friedrich of Diessen.[2]

Otto had 4 known children. By his first wife he had:

By his second wife, Haziga, he had 2 children:

Ancestry

References

  1. Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band I (Marburg, Germany: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1980), Tafeln 9, 23
  2. Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band I (Marburg, Germany: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1980), Tafel 23
  • Ludwig Holzfurtner (1999), "Otto von Scheyern", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 19, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 694–694; (full text online)


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