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Adalbert, Margrave of Austria

Adalbert, Margrave of Austria

Margrave of Austria
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Margrave of Austria
A.K.A. Adalbert de Babenberg
Occupations Ruler
Gender male
Birth 001
Death 26 May 1055 (Melk)
Mother: Richardis of Sualafeldgau
Father: Leopold I, Margrave of Austria
Siblings: PoppóErnest I, Duke of SwabiaHenry I, Margrave of Austria
Spouse: Glismod of West-SaxonyFrozza Orseolo
Children: Ernest, Margrave of AustriaLeopold II of Belgium
The details

Adalbert (German: Albrecht, c. 985 – 26 May 1055), known as Adalbert the Victorious (German: Albrecht der Siegreiche), was the Margrave of Austria from 1018 until his death in 1055. He was a member of the House of Babenberg.

Margrave of Austria

Adalbert the Victorious was the third son of Leopold the Illustrious and Richardis of Sualafeldgau. He succeeded as Margrave upon the death of his older brother, Henry I, Margrave of Austria.

As Margrave, he extended the eastern border of the then small Ostmark of Bavaria as far as the rivers Morava/March and Leitha and supported King Henry III in his battles against Hungary and Bohemia. He resided in the Lower Austrian Babenberg castle of Melk, where Melk Abbey was to develop later.

Marriage and family

Adalbert married first Glismod of West-Saxony. They had no known children.

He married second Frozza Orseolo, who later took the name of Adelheid. She was the sister of Peter Urseolo of Hungary. Frozza was the mother of:


Adalbert died on 26 May 1055 at Melk.

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