Ida of Wettin

Ida of Wettin (Czech: Ida Wettinská, German: Ida von Wettin, also Hidda von Eilenburg;born c.1031 died after 1061), a member of the Saxon House of Wettin, was Duchess consort of Bohemia from 1055 until 1061 by her marriage with Duke Spytihněv II.

Ida of Wettin
Duchess of Bohemia
Bornc.1031
Diedc.1061
Noble familyHouse of Wettin
Spouse(s)Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia
FatherTheodoric II, Margrave of Lower Lusatia
MotherMatilda of Meissen

LifeEdit

She was the younger daughter of Margrave Theodoric II of Lusatia and his wife Matilda, daughter of Margrave Eckard I of Meissen. Ida's father, former Count of Eilenburg, became Lusatian margrave in 1032 and was killed by the henchmen of his brother-in-law, Margrave Eckard II of Meissen on 19 November 1034.

Ida was married to the Přemyslid duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia[1] and gave birth to two surviving children. Together with them she apparently was exiled from Bohemia after death of her husband on 28 January 1061. Her daughter, whose name is not recorded, married a Saxon nobleman named Wichmann of Celle, whereas her son Svatobor (Frederick) became Patriarch of Aquileia in 1085, only to be murdered during a street disturbance in February 1086. She probably had another daughter, who became the first wife of Grand Prince Sviatopolk II of Kiev.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Thompson 1926, p. 621.

ReferencesEdit

  • Thompson, James Westfall (March 1926). "Medieval German Expansion in Bohemia". The Slavonic Review. 4 (12).
Ida of Wettin
Born:  ? Died: after 1061
Royal titles
Preceded by Duchess consort of Bohemia
1055–1061
Succeeded by