Otto I, Margrave of Meissen
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Otto I, Margrave of Meissen

Otto I, Margrave of Meissen Margrave of Meissen

Margrave of Meissen
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Intro Margrave of Meissen
A.K.A. Otto I
Occupations Noble Military leader
Type Military Royals
Gender male
Father: William IIICount of Weimar
Children: franzingxxx klindix Adelaide of Weimar-Orlamünde
The details

Otto I was the Margrave of Meissen from 1062 until his death in 1067, and the second Margrave of the family of the counts of Weimar and Orlamünde. He was a younger son of William III of Weimar and Oda, daughter of Thietmar, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark. He inherited Orlamünde from his father in 1039 and Weimar from his brother William in 1062. He was appointed by the Emperor Henry IV to succeed William in Meissen as well. He became Advocate of the Cathedral of Merseburg in 1066.
He married Adela, daughter of Lambert II, Count of Louvain, son of Lambert I of Louvain, before 1060. She gave him only daughters:
Oda, the eldest, married Egbert II of Meissen
Cunigunda, who married Yaropluk, son of Iziaslav I of Kiev, then Kuno of Nordheim, and finally Wiprecht von Groitzsch
Adelaide, the youngest, married successively Adalbert II, Count of Ballenstedt, and the counts palatine Herman and Henry.
When he died, she remarried to Dedi I of Lusatia, Otto's stepfather.

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