Frederick, Count of Saarbrücken

Frederick, Count of Saarbrücken (died 1135) was a German nobleman. He was the first to style himself Count of Saarbrücken.

Frederick, Count of Saarbrücken
Born11th century
Died1135
Noble familyHouse of Saarbrücken
Spouse(s)Gisela of Lorraine
FatherSiegbert of Saarbrücken

LifeEdit

His father, Siegbert, was a count in the Saargau; his mother may have been a daughter of the Lord of Eppenstein. His brother Bruno was Bishop of Speyer; his brother Adalbert I was Archbishop-Elector of Mainz.

In 1105 Frederick inherited his father's position. In 1118, he was called Count of Saarbrücken for the first time. He was vassal of the Bishop of Metz.

Marriage and issueEdit

Frederick was married to Gisela of Lorraine, who brought possessions around Hornbach Abbey into the marriage. They had three children:

ReferencesEdit

  • Hans-Walter Herrmann (2005), "Saarbrücken, Grafen v.", Neue Deutsche Biographie (in German), 22, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 318–319