Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön
Gerhard II of Holstein-Plön (1254 - 28 October 1312), nicknamed the Blind, was Count of Holstein-Plön from 1290 to 1312.
|Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön|
Seal used by Gerhard between 1274 and 1311
|Died||28 October 1312|
|Noble family||House of Schauenburg|
|Spouse(s)||Ingeborg of Sweden|
Agnes of Brandenburg
|Father||Gerhard I, Count of Holstein-Itzehoe|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Mecklenburg|
He was the second son of Gerhard I, Count of Holstein-Itzehoe and Elisabeth of Mecklenburg.
After his father's death in 1290, the county was divided among the surviving sons. Gerhard II received Holstein-Plön; his younger brother Adolph VI received Holstein-Schauenburg and Henry received Holstein-Rendsburg.
The seal reads
- "Seal of Count Gerhard of Hostein and Schauenburg"
Marriages and issueEdit
- Catherine (c. 1276 - before 1300)
- Gerhard IV (1277-1323), Count of Holstein-Plön
- Valdemar (c. 1279 - 29 July 1306), Count of Holstein-Schauenburg, died after the Second Battle of Uetersen
- Elizabeth (c. 1282 - 20 July 1318 or 1319), married Otto I, Duke of Pomerania
- John III (c. 1297 - 27 September 1359), Count of Holstein in Kiel from 1312 until his death.
|Ancestors of Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön|
- Johann Friedrich Camerer: Vermischte historisch-politische Nachrichten, 1762
Gerhard II, Count of Holstein-PlönBorn: 1254 Died: 28 October 1312
as Count of Holstein-Itzehoe
| Count of Holstein-Plön
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