Albrecht II. Duke of Bavaria

Albrecht II. Duke of Bavaria

Birth
Death 21 Jan 1397 (aged 28–29)
Kelheim, Landkreis Kelheim, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Straubing, Stadtkreis Straubing, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Memorial ID 117858305 · View Source
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Duke Albrecht II or Albert II was a feudal co-regent, with his father Albrecht I, Duke of Bavaria, in the counties of Holland, Hainaut, and Zeeland in the Low Countries. Additionally, from 1389 until his death in 1397, he administered the Bavarian province of Straubing in the name of his father, it being his Bavarian ducal line's appanage and seat. Albert II's mother was Margaret of Brieg, great granddaughter of Wenceslaus II of Bohemia.
Albrecht II spent most of his time in Straubing, arranged tournaments, ordered the introduction of road surfaces but also encouraged the church. He did not intervene in the internal conflict of his cousins, the three sons of his uncle Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria but supported their war against a confederation of cities in Swabia and the archbishop of Salzburg. Albrecht visited the Low Countries several times and fought against the Frisians in 1396 alongside his father and his elder brother William II. Albrecht died after his return journey, in Kelheim.

ANNO DO(MINI) M CCC XC VII I [N] THE BEATE BASILICA ILLUST(RI)S PRINCEPS D(OMI)N(US) ALBERT(US) DUX CONSTRUCTION ARIA EX HAC VITA MIGRAVIT CUI(US) ANIMA CUM FIDELIBUS REQUIESCAT IN PACE [5]
(In the year of the Lord of 1397, on the day the famous Prince Mr. Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria moved the Holy Agnes, from this life. His soul rest with the believers in peace.)



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  • Added: 29 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117858305
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albrecht II. Duke of Bavaria (1368–21 Jan 1397), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117858305, citing Karmelitenkloster Straubing, Straubing, Stadtkreis Straubing, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .