Conrad IV, Count of Rietberg

Conrad IV, Count of Rietberg (c. 1371 – 21 June 1428) was Count of Rietberg from 1389 until his death.

Conrad IV, Count of Rietberg
Bornc. 1371
Died(1428-06-21)21 June 1428
BuriedMarienfeld Abbey
Noble familyWerl-Arnsberg-Cuyk
Spouse(s)Irmgard of Diepholz
Issue
Detail
Conrad V, Count of Rietberg
FatherOtto II
MotherAdelheid of Lippe

He was the son of Count Otto II of Rietberg and his wife Adelheid of Lippe. He inherited the County of Rietberg when his father died on 18 July 1389.

DeathEdit

Conrad died on 21 June 1428. He was buried in the family grave of the Counts of Rietberg in Marienfeld Abbey. He shared a tomb stone with his wife Irmgard:

Anno Dni. MCCCCXXVI 9 Kal. April. obiit
Nobilis Ermegardis comitissa de Retberge,
Cuius anima requiescat in pace. Amen †
Anno Dni. MCCCCXXVIII XII Kal. Jun. obiit
nobilis Conradus comes de Retberghe.
Cuius anim req. In p. †

In English translation:

In the year of our Lord 1426, on 24 March,
The noble wife Irmgard, Countess of Rietberg died.
May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
In the year of our Lord 1428, on 21 June,
The noble Lord Conrad, Count of Rietberg died.
May his soul rest in peace[1]

Marriage and issueEdit

On 24 April 1399, he married Irmgard (d. 24 March 1426), a daughter of John of Diepholz (d. 1422) and Kunigunde of Oldenburg. With her he had three children:

  • Conrad V (c. 1401 – 31 October 1472), succeeded Conrad IV as Count of Rietberg
  • John (mentioned between 1415 and 1452)
  • Adelaide of Rietberg (d. 1436/1439), married Count Otto of Hoya (d. after 14 May 1436)

Some sources say that Conrad IV was also married to Beatrix of Bronckhorst (d. 1392).

ReferencesEdit

  • Rudolf Böhmer and Paul Leidinger (1998), Chroniken und Dokumente zur Geschichte der Zisterzienserabtei Marienfeld (1185–1803), Self-published by the St. Mary parish, ISBN 3-921961-09-8

External linksEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Rudolf Böhmer and Paul Leidinger: Chroniken und Dokumente zur Geschichte der Zisterzienserabtei Marienfeld (1185–1803), Self-published by the St. Mary parish, 1998, page 153
Conrad IV, Count of Rietberg
Werl-Arnsberg-Cuyk
Born: c.  1371 21 June
Preceded by Count of Rietberg
1389–1428
Succeeded by