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Otto, Count of Cleves

Otto, Count of Cleves

Otto, Count of Cleves
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Was Noble Aristocrat
From Germany
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 1278
Death 29 October 1310, Horstmar, Germany (aged 32 years)
Family
Mother: Margareta van Gelre
Father: Dietrich VII, Count of Cleves
Siblings: Anna von KleveJohann, Count of ClevesDietrich VIII, Count of Cleves
Children: Irmengarde von Kleve
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Biography

Otto (1278 – Horstmar, October 29, 1310) was Count of Cleves from 1305 through 1310.

Otto was the eldest son of Dietrich VII, Count of Cleves (1256–1305) and his first wife Margaret of Guelders.
His first marriage was to Adelheid van der Marck, daughter of Engelbert I, Count of the Mark and secondly to Mechteld von Virneburg, a niece of Heinrich II of Virneburg.
They had one daughter Irmgard of Cleves, who married Adolph II of the Marck and later John IV of Arkel.

When he died in 1310 he was succeeded by his half-brother Dietrich VIII.

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https://d-nb.info/gnd/138459517
https://viaf.org/viaf/89997969
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/89997969
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