Otto III of Bergau

Otto III of Bergau (German: Otto der Ältere von Bergow; died 1414), also known as Otto the Elder of Bergau, was a Bohemian nobleman, high-ranking provincial official, and political opponent of Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia.[1]

Otto III of Bergau
Highest Burgrave of the Kingdom of Bohemia
Coat of armsPáni z Bergova.jpg
Native nameOtto der Ältere von Bergow / Ota III. z Bergova
Died1414
Noble familyLords of Bergov [cs]
Issue
FatherAlbert of Bergau

BiographyEdit

Otto was the son of Albert of Bergov,[1] and he inherited the castles of Nový Žeberk [cs] and Bílina Castle [cs].[2] He held the office of Highest Burgrave of the Kingdom of Bohemia [cs] from 1388 to 1393. He was a part of the League of Lords [cs] against Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, and was later appointed to the office of Highest Provincial Chamberlain of the Kingdom of Bohemia [cs] by Sigismund of Luxembourg.[1]

During his lifetime, Otto and his son, Otto IV of Bergau, acquired further estates including Trosky Castle, Hrubý Rohozec, Zbiroh, and parts of Jirkov and Turnov.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Ota III. starší z Bergova". Stredovek. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  2. ^ Žemlička, Martin (2012). Hrady českého severozápadu : sborník k životnímu jubileu Tomáše Durdíka = Burgen in Nordwestböhmen : Festschrift für Prof. Tomáš Durdík zu seinem Lebensjubiläum (Vyd. 1 ed.). Most: Ústav Archeologické Památkové Péče Severozápadních Čech. p. 304-313. ISBN 978-80-86531-10-6.