Bernhard IV, Lord of Lippe (c. 1230 in Brake – June 1275) was a ruling Lord of Lippe.
Bernard IV, Lord of Lippe
|Lord of Lippe|
Brake, near Lemgo
|Noble family||House of Lippe|
|Spouse(s)||Agnes of Cleves|
|Father||Bernard III, Lord of Lippe|
|Mother||Sophie of Cuijck-Arnsberg|
With his uncle, Bishop Simon I of Paderborn, he fought in the Battle of Zülpich of 1267 against the Duchy of Jülich. Simon was captured. In 1269, Bernard IV paid a large ransom to secure Simon's release. He had to borrow the money, causing the House of Lippe to be burdened by debt.
At different times during his reign, he was regent of Ravensberg, had a dispute with the city of Lippstadt, which had joined the Rhenish League of Cities, and was liege lord of Vehmic court in Wesenfort.
Marriage and issueEdit
In 1260, Bernard married Agnes (c. 1232 – c. 1 August 1285), a daughter of Count Dietrich V of Cleves and Hedwig of Meißen. Agnes and Bernard had the following children:
- Internetportal Westphalian History: Bernard IV of Lippe (in German)