Simon I, Count of Saarbrücken

Simon I of Saarbrücken (died after 1183) was a German nobleman. He was the second ruling Count of Saarbrücken (de), in office 1135 - 1183.

Simon I, Count of Saarbrücken
Diedafter 1183
Noble familyHouse of Saarbrücken
Spouse(s)Mathilda of Sponheim
FatherFrederick, Count of Saarbrücken
MotherGisela of Lorraine

LifeEdit

Simon was a son of Frederick, Count of Saarbrücken (d. 1135) and his wife Gisela of Lorraine (b.c. 1100), daughter of Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine. He succeeded his father as Count of Saarbrücken in 1135. His younger brother Adalbert II became Archbishop of Mainz in 1138.

After his death, the county was divided. His eldest son, Simon II inherited a smaller County of Saarbrücken; his younger son Henry I founded the new County of Zweibrücken.

Marriage and issueEdit

Simon was married to a Mathilda, probably a daughter of Count Meginhard I of Sponheim. They had the following children together:

External linksEdit

  • genealogie-mittelalter.de[permanent dead link]
  • Cawley, Charles (November 2012), Upper Lotharingia, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]