Imiza of Luxembourg

Imiza of Luxembourg (also Irmentrude and Ermentrude) (c. 990/1000-died after c. 1055/6),[1] was a German noblewoman. She was the daughter of Frederick of Luxembourg, and the wife of Welf II of Swabia.

Imiza of Luxembourg
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Imiza in the Weingarten Stifterbüchlein, c. 1510
Bornc. 990/1000
Diedafter c. 1055/6
BuriedAltomünster
Noble familyHouse of Ardenne-Luxembourg
Elder House of Welf
Spouse(s)Welf II, Count of Swabia
Issue
FatherFrederick of Luxembourg
MotherErmentrude of Gleiberg

LifeEdit

Imiza was the daughter of Frederick of Luxembourg and Ermentrude of Gleiberg.[2] She was a direct descendant of Charlemagne, and her paternal aunt, Cunigunde was married to Emperor Henry II.[3]

She was married to Welf II, Count of Swabia, probably in 1017.[4] Imiza’s dowry included the estates of Mehring am Lech (near Augsburg) and Elisina (modern Solesino).[5] Imiza probably received this property at the intervention of her aunt, Empress Cunigunde.[6] Probably because of this connection Henry II also granted the Duchy of Carinthia to Imiza's son, Welf III (previously Carinthia had been ruled personally by the German emperors).[7]

Imiza outlived her son, Welf III, who never married and had no children.[8] Welf bequeathed his property to the monastery of Altdorf, where his mother had become abbess.[9] She in turn gave the property to Welf IV, her grandson by her daughter Cunigunde.[10]

IssueEdit

With Welf II, Imiza had two children:

ReferencesEdit

  • K. Baaken, ‘Elisina curtis nobilissima. Welfischer Besitz in der Markgrafschaft Verona und die Datierung der Historia Welforum,’ Deutsches Archiv 55 (1999), 63-94
  • H. Dopsch, ‘Welf III und Kärnten,’ in D. Bauer, et al., eds., Welf IV. - Schlüsselfigur einer Wendezeit: Regionale und europäische Perspektiven (Munich, 2004), pp. 84–128.
  • W. Glocker, Die Verwandten der Ottonen und ihre Bedeutung in der Politik (Böhlau Verlag, Cologne, Vienna, 1989).
  • H. Renn, Das erste Luxemburger Grafenhaus (963-1136) (Bonn, 1941).
  • B. Schneidmüller: Die Welfen. Herrschaft und Erinnerung (819–1252). (Stuttgart, 2000), pp. 119–123
  • D. Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln Neue Folge, vol. I.1 (Frankfurt am Main 1998).
  • E. Steindorff, Jahrbücher des Deutschen Reichs unter Heinrich III., 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1874-1881), accessible online at: archive.org
  • W. Störmer, ‘Die süddeutschen Welfen unter besondere Berücksichtigung ihrer Herrschaftspolitik im bayerisch-schwäbischen Grenzraum,’ in K-L. Ay, L. Maier and J. Jahn, eds., Die Welfen. Landesgeschichtliche Aspekte ihrer Herrschaft (Constance, 1998), pp. 57–96.
  • W. Störmer, 'Die Welfen in der Reichspolitik des 11. Jahrhunderts,' Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung 104 (1996), 252-265.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Glocker, Die Verwandten der Ottonen, p. 348.
  2. ^ Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln, table 17.
  3. ^ Renn, Das erste Luxemburger Grafenhaus, pp. 137ff.
  4. ^ Schneidmüller, Die Welfen, p. 120. See, however, Störmer, ‘Die Welfen in der Reichspolitik,’ p. 257, who suggests that the marriage may have taken place in 1015; and Glocker, Die Verwandten der Ottonen, p. 348 who suggests that the marriage took place as early as 1005.
  5. ^ Baaken, ‘Welfischer Besitz in der Markgrafschaft Verona,‘ esp. pp. 73f.
  6. ^ Schneidmüller, Die Welfen, pp. 121-122
  7. ^ Dopsch, ‘Welf III und Kärnten,’ p. 101.
  8. ^ Steindorff, Jahrbücher, II, p. 319.
  9. ^ Schneidmüller, Die Welfen, p. 127
  10. ^ Störmer, ‘Die Welfen in der Reichspolitik,’ p. 261.