Siegfried III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde

Siegfried III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde (c. 1155 – 1206) was a member of the House of Ascania and a ruling Count of Weimar-Orlamünde.

Siegfried III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
Bornc.  1155
Died1206
Noble familyHouse of Ascania
Spouse(s)Sophie of Denmark
FatherHerman I, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
MotherIrmgard

He was the son of Count Herman I and his wife Irmgard.[1] Herman I was son of Albert the Bear Count of Anhalt, Margrave of Brandenburg and Duke of Saxony.

He was regarded as a supporter of the House of Hohenstaufen. He spent some time in Denmark. He married Sophie (1159 – c. 1208), a daughter of King Valdemar I of Denmark and had two sons:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Line 2007, p. 600.
  2. ^ Line 2007, p. 583.
  3. ^ Lyon 2013, p. 241.

SourcesEdit

  • Line, Philip (2007). Kingship and State Formation in Sweden: 1130 - 1290. Brill.
  • Lyon, Jonathan R. (2013). Princely Brothers and Sisters: The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100-1250. Cornell University Press.
Siegfried III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
Born: c.  1155 Died: 1206
Preceded by Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
1176–1206
Succeeded by