Richlind of Altdorf

Richlind of Altdorf (c.990- 12 June 1045[1]) was a German noblewoman and a member of the Swabian line of the Elder House of Welf.

Richlind of Altdorf
Bornc.980
Died(1045-06-12)12 June 1045
Noble familyElder House of Welf
Spouse(s)Adalbert II, count of Ebersberg
FatherRudolf II, Count of Altdorf
MotherIda of Swabia

LifeEdit

Richlind was the daughter of Rudolf II, Count of Altdorf and Ita (or Ida), daughter of Conrad I, Duke of Swabia.[2] She was married to Adalbert II, count of Ebersberg. The couple had no children.

When Richlind’s husband, Adalbert, was dying (in March 1045) he made a donation to the monastery of Ebersberg and left his remaining property to his wife.[3] Richlind enlisted the help of Emperor Henry III, to transfer this property to her nephew, Welf III, the son of her brother, Welf II.[4]

Richlind died on 12 June 1045, when a building in which she was standing collapsed.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  • B. Schneidmüller, Die Welfen. Herrschaft und Erinnerung (819–1252). (Stuttgart, 2000)
  • 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.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Notae necrologiae Ebersbergenses, p. 78.
  2. ^ Schneidmüller, Die Welfen, p. 115
  3. ^ Chronicon Ebersbergense, a. 1045, p. 14.
  4. ^ Schneidmüller, Die Welfen, pp. 123-124; Dopsch, ‘Welf III,’ pp. 96-97
  5. ^ Chronicon Ebersbergense, a. 1045, p. 14.