Bernard II, Lord of Lippe

Bernard II (German: Bernhard II. Herr zur Lippe; c. 1140 – 30 April 1224) was Lord of Lippe from 1167 until 1196. He founded the towns of Lippstadt and Lemgo.

Bernard II
Lord of Lippe
Statue Bernhard II..JPG
Statue of Bernard II, Lord of Lippe in Lippstadt.
Full name
German: Bernhard II. Herr zur Lippe
Bornc. 1140
Died30 April 1224(1224-04-30) (aged 83–84)
Mežotne
Noble familyLippe
Spouse(s)Heilwig of Are-Hochstaden
FatherHerman I, Lord of Lippe

Marriage and childrenEdit

In 1167, Bernard married Heilwig (1150–1196), likely the daughter of Otto, Count of Are-Hochstaden. They had eleven children who survived into adulthood.

Five sons:

Six daughters:

Margarethe of Lippe († 1221) is frequently listed as a daughter of Bernard II and an unknown mother. This remains unproven.

External linksEdit

  • "Bernhard zur Lippe". Germania Sacra people index (in German). Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Bernard II, Lord of Lippe
Born: c. 1140 Died: 30 April 1224
Preceded by
Herman I
Lord of Lippe
1168-1196
Succeeded by
Herman II