Conrad, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal

Margrave Conrad I of Brandenburg (c. 1240 – 1304) was a member of the House of Ascania and a co-ruler of Brandenburg.

Conrad, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal
Bornc. 1240
Died1304
BuriedChorin Abbey
Noble familyHouse of Ascania
Spouse(s)Constance of Greater Poland
FatherJohn I, Margrave of Brandenburg
MotherSophia of Denmark

LifeEdit

Conrad I was the fourth of six children of Margrave John I of Brandenburg and his wife Sophia, daughter of King Valdemar II of Denmark. He was 26 years old when, in 1266, his father died and he and his elder brothers John II and Otto IV became co-rulers of Brandenburg.

Conrad went on to rule in the newly acquired Neumark part of Brandenburg east of the Oder River, though he rarely appeared on the political scene. On one occasion, he assisted his brother Otto IV, when they allied with Duke Mestwin II of Pomerelia according to the 1269 Treaty of Arnswalde, occupying the Pomerelian city of Gdańsk and gaining the Pomeranian territory around Rügenwalde.

He died in 1304 and was buried beside his wife in Chorin Abbey. There is an entry in the register at Chorin as follows:

Anno 1304 ist zu Sched (?) gestorben Markgraf Conrad (I.) Churfürst zu Brandenburg und ist allhier begraben.

Anno 1304 Margrave Conrad (I), Elector in Brandenburg died at Sched (?) and was buried here.

Marriage and issueEdit

Conrad was married to Constance of Poznań (d. 1281), daughter of the Piast duke Przemysł I of Greater Poland. Together they had four children:

AncestorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Andreas Thiele: Erzählende genealogische Stammtafeln zur europäischen Geschichte. Deutsche Kaiser-, Königs-, Herzogs- und Grafenhäuser, vol I, part 1, table 223

External linksEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Theodor Fontane: Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg, in: Jutta Neuendorff-Fürstenau (ed.): Theodor-Fontane-Gesamtausgabe, part 2, Hanser Verlag, 1987, p. 91
Conrad, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal
Born: c. 1240 Died: 1304
Preceded by
John I
Margrave of Brandenburg
With: John II
Succeeded by
Waldemar