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Adalbert, Margrave of Austria

Adalbert, Margrave of Austria

Margrave of Austria
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About
Date of birth
Date of death May 26, 1055 Melk, Melk District, Lower Austria, Austria
Family
Spouse: Glismod of West-Saxony Frozza Orseolo
Children: Ernest, Margrave of Austria Leopold II.
Brother(s): Poppo Ernest I Duke of Swabia Henry I Margrave of Austria
Father: Leopold I, Margrave of Austria
Mother: Richardis of Sualafeldgau
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The details
Biography

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:

Death

Adalbert died on 26 May 1055 at Melk.

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