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Count Engelbert I of Berg (d. July 1189 in Serbia) ruled the County of Berg from 1160 to 1189. He was the son of Adolf IV of Berg.

Through his loyalty to the German Emperor and the Archbishops of Cologne he succeeded in stabilising the county and increasing its revenues. He took Bensberg Palace, Neu-Windeck and Elberfeld.

In July 1189 he was killed near Kovin, in Serbia, while on his way to the Holy Land with the crusade of emperor Frederick Barbarossa.

He married Margaret of Geldern (born 1157, died 1190?) and his sons were:

Preceded by
Adolf IV
Count of Berg
Succeeded by
Adolf VI


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This article is based on a translation of the one in the German Wikipedia - see link