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Gerhard IV, Count of Holstein-Plön

Gerhard IV (c. 1277 – 1323), was Count of Holstein-Plön from 1312 until his death.

Gerhard IV, Count of Holstein-Plön
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Seal of Gerhard IV as Count of Holstein-Ploen, c. 1312-1314
Bornc. 1277
Died1323
Noble familyHouse of Schauenburg
Spouse(s)Anastasia of Schwerin
FatherGerhard II, Count of Holstein-Plön
MotherIngeborg of Sweden

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LifeEdit

He was the eldest son of Gerhard II and his wife, Ingeborg of Sweden. He inherited Holstein-Plön; on 7 June 1314, he sold most of his inheritance to his brother John III.

Marriage and issueEdit

He married on 30 July 1313 to Anastasia of Schwerin (c. 1291 – after 1316), a daughter of Nicholas I of Schwerin, and had the following children with her:

  • Gerhard V of Holstein-Plön (c. 1315 – 22 September 1350), canon at Lübeck Cathedral, potential future Count of Holstein-Plön until his early death.

SealsEdit

 
Seal of Gerhard IV as Provost of Luebeck, c. 1302-1304

An early seal from his time as Provost of Lübeck reads:
S (IGILLUM) * DEI * GRA * GHERARDI (TIA) * P (RAE) POSITION (U.S.) * LUBIC (E) N (SIS)
"Seal of Gerhard, provost of Lübeck by the grace of God"

AncestorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Verein für Lübecksche Geschichte und Alterthumskunde: Siegel des Mittelalters aus den Archiven der Stadt Lübeck, Lübeck, 1862-1865
Gerhard IV, Count of Holstein-Plön
Born: 1277 Died: 1323
Preceded by
Gerhard II
Count of Holstein-Plön
1312-1323
with John III the Mild (1312-1316)
Succeeded by
Gerhard V