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Otto IV, Count of Scheyern

Count Palatine of Bavaria
The basics
AKA Ottone IV di Wittelsbach
Date of birth Scheyern
Date of death Aug 04, 1156 House of Wittelsbach
Father: Eckhard I Count of Scheyern
Brother(s): Udalrich I. von Scheyern Ekkehard II. von Scheyern
Children: Otto I Wittelsbach Duke of Bavaria Conrad of Wittelsbach franzingxxx klindix franzingxxx klindix
Spouse: Heilika of Pettendorf-Lengenfeld
Authority VIAF id
The details

Otto V, Count of Wittelsbach (c. 1083 – 4 August 1156) also called Otto IV, Count of Scheyern was the second son of Eckhard I, Count of Scheyern. Otto named himself Otto of Wittelsbach, after Wittelsbach Castle near Aichach. He served Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor in his first italian Expedition in 1110-1111. Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor already addressed Otto Count of "Witlinesbac" in a document in 1115. From 1120 onwards, he was Count palatine of Bavaria.

Marriage and children

Otto married Heilika of Pettendorf-Lengenfeld, a daughter of Count Frederick III of Pettendorf-Lengenfeld-Hopfenohe on 13 July 1116.

Their marriage produced eight children:

  • Hermann
  • Otto, VI Count Palatine, I Duke of Bavaria
  • Conrad of Wittelsbach, Archbishop of Mainz and then Archbishop of Salzburg
  • Frederick II of Wittelsbach († 1198/99) ∞ 1184 daughter of the Count of Mangold (Donau) wörth
  • Udalrich of Wittelsbach († 29 March 1179)
  • Otto VII, Count Palatine († 1189) ∞ Benedicta of Donauwörth, daughter of the Count of Mangold (Donau) wörth
  • Hedwig († 16 July 1174) ∞ (before 1153), married to Berthold III, Count of Andechs (* around 1123; † 14 December 1188)
  • Adelheid ∞ married Otto II of Stefling

Otto IV, Count of Scheyern
House of Wittelsbach
Born: 1083 Died: 4 August 1156
German royalty
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Engelbert I
Count Palatine of Bavaria
Succeeded by
Otto VI

(From the German article)

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