Countess of the Palatinate

The Countess of the Palatinate (German: Gräfin von der Pfalz) was the consort of the Count of the Palatinate, one of the Empire's greatest princes.[1]

Non-Hereditary, 1085–1156Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Husband
Adelheid von Weimar-Orlamünde Otto I, Margrave of Meissen around 1055 after 1080 1085
husband's accession
23 October 1095
husband's death
28 March 1100 Henry of Laach
Gertrude of Northeim Henry, Margrave of Frisia 1090 before 27 August 1111 3 September 1113
husband's death
before 1165 Siegfried of Ballenstadt
Liutgard of Zähringen Berthold II, Duke of Zähringen
(Zähringen)
- - 1113
husband's death
1129
husband's deposition
- Gottfried of Kalw
Adelheid - - before 17 March 1130 1129
husband's accession
1139
husband's deposition
- William of Ballenstadt
Gertrude of Hohenstaufen Frederick I, Duke of Swabia
(Hohenstaufen)
- 1127 1142
husband's accession
2 October 1156
husband's death
after 1182 Hermann of Stahleck

House of Hohenstaufen, 1156–1195Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Husband
  ? Gottfried I, Count of Sponheim
(Sponheim)
- - 1156
husband's appointment
1159/60 Conrad
  Irmgard of Henneberg Berthold I, Count of Henneberg
(Henneberg)
- 1159 c. 1212
husband's abdication
15 July 1197

House of Welf, 1195–1214Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Husband
  Agnes of Hohenstaufen Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine
(Hohenstaufen)
1176 December 1193
or
January 1194
8 November 1195
husband's accession
9/10 May 1204 Henry V
Agnes of Wettin Conrad II, Margrave of Lower Lusatia
(Wettin)
- 1211 c. 1212
husband's abdication
1 January 1248
  Matilda of Brabant Henry I, Duke of Brabant
(Leuven)
1200 end-November 1212 c. 1212
husband's accession
25 April 1214
husband's death
22 December 1267 Henry VI

House of Wittelsbach, 1214–1356Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Husband
  Ludmilla of Bohemia Frederick, Duke of Bohemia
(Přemyslid)
1170 end-October 1204 25 April 1214
husband's accession
15 September 1231
husband's death
5 August 1240 Louis I
  Agnes of the Palatinate Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine
(Welf)
1201 May 1222 15 September 1231
husband's accession
29 November 1253
husband's death
16 November 1267 Otto II Wittelsbach
  Maria of Brabant Henry II, Duke of Brabant
(Leuven)
1226 2 August 1254 18 January 1256 Louis II
Anna of Glogau Konrad I, Duke of Silesia-Glogau
(Piast)
1250/52 24 August 1260 25 June 1271
  Matilda of Habsburg Rudolph I of Germany
(Habsburg)
1252 24 October 1273 2 February 1294
husband's death
23 December 1304
  Mechtild of Nassau Adolf of Germany
(Nassau)
before 1280 1 September 1294 1317
husband's desposition
19 June 1323 Rudolf I
  Beatrix of Świdnica Bolko I, Duke of Jawor and Świdnica
(Piast)
1290/2 14 October 1308/11 1317
husband's accession
25 August 1322 Emperor Louis IV
  Margaret of Holland William I, Count of Hainaut
(Avesnes)
1311 26 February 1324 1329
Treaty of Pavia
23 June 1356
  Anna of Gorizia-Tyrol Otto III, Duke of Carinthia
(Meinhardiner)
1300 1328 1329
Treaty of Pavia
16 May 1331
or
4 July 1335
Rudolf II
  Margaret of Sicily Frederick III of Sicily
(Barcelona)
1331 1348 4 October 1353
husband's death
1377
  Elisabeth of Namur John I, Marquis of Namur
(Dampierre)
1329 Autumn 1350
or
Summer 1358
10 January 1356
Raised to Electress
29 March 1382 Rupert I

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas Curtis (1829). The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams. T. Tegg. p. 5.