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Adolf VI, Count of Berg

Adolf VI, Count of Berg

Ruler of County of Berg
The basics
AKA Adolf III of Berg
Date of birth
Date of death Aug 07, 1218 Damietta, Damietta Governorate, Egypt
Mother: Margaret of Guelders
Children: Irmgard of Berg
Brother(s): Saint Engelbert
Father: Engelbert I, Count of Berg
Authority VIAF id
The details

Count Adolf VI of Berg (born before 1176 – died 7 August 1218 at Damiette during the Hungarian crusade against Egypt) ruled the County of Berg from 1197 until 1218.


He was the son of Engelbert I of Berg and Margaret of Geldern, and the oldest brother of Engelbert II of Berg (1185–1225), also known as Engelbert of Cologne or Saint Engelbert. Adolf married Berta von Sayn (died 1244), a daughter of Henry II von Sayn and Agnes zu Saffenberg. They had one daughter:

In 1212 Adolf took part to the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars. And in 1215 he took over the Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth.

Adolf left on 1218 with the Fifth Crusade to Egypt and died on 7 August 1218 of a plague as commander of the Lower-Rhenish and Frisian troops in Damiette, in the delta of the Nile.

His brother, the Archbishop Engelbert II of Berg followed him as ruler of Berg, which later went to the husband of Adolf's daughter, Irmgard of Berg.


Adolf VI, Count of Berg is named Adolf III, Count of Berg in the Netherlands and in Germany


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