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Eberhard I, Count of the Mark

Eberhard I, Count of the Mark German count

German count
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Intro German count
A.K.A. Everhard von der Mark, Eberhard II. von der Mark
Was Count
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 1277
Death 1308, Fröndenberg, Germany (aged 31 years)
Family
Mother: Kunigarde von Blieskastel
Father: Engelbert I, Count of the Mark
Siblings: Agnes av Markestekhdam
Children: Engelbert II of the MarkAdolf van der MarkKonrad von the Mark Konrad von der Mark Edelherr von HördeMargareta von der MarkAdolf II Graf von der MarkKatarina von der MarkKunegonde von der MarkRicharde von der MarkJohanna von der Mark
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Biography

Eberhard I (c. 1255–1308) was a German nobleman. He was Count of the Mark from 1277 until his death. He was the son of Engelbert I, Count of the Mark en Cunigonde of Blieskastel.

In 1277, Count Herman of Lohn abducted Eberhard's father Count Engelbert I, Count of the Mark near Tecklenburg and imprisoned him in the Castle of Bredevoort, where he later died. In 1278 Eberhard took revenge and conquered the castle.

Eberhard also participated in the alliance against the Electorate of Cologne and gained the independence of the County of Mark from the Archbishop of Cologne after the victory in the Battle of Worringen in 1288. He also obtained Brakel, Westhofen and Waltrop.

Marriage and children

Eberhard married with:

  • Irmgard of Berg († 1294), daughter of Adolf VII of Berg
  • Mary of Loon, daughter of Arnold V of Loon, and had:
    • Margaret, married in 1299 Gerard of Katzenelnbogen († 1312)
    • Cunigonde, married in 1320 Diederich of Heinsberg-Blankenburg († 1361)
    • Irmgard
    • Engelbert II (1275–1328)
    • Koenraad († 1353), married Elisabeth of Cleves.
    • Catharine, abbess of Froendenberg
    • Adolph II of La Marck, Prince-bishop of Liège († 1344)
    • Richarda, married John III of Reifferscheidt-Bedburg
    • Johanna, married Philip IV of Reifferscheidt-Wildenberg
    • Engelbert I, lord of Loverdal
Eberhard I, Count of the Mark
House of La Marck
Born: c. 1255 Died: 1308
Preceded by
Engelbert I
Count of the Mark
1277–1308
Succeeded by
Engelbert II
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