Adela von Vohburg

Death 1187 (aged 58–59)
Burial Weissenau, Landkreis Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Memorial ID 17635663 · View Source
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Nobility. Duchess of Swabia and German Queen. She was a daughter of Margrave Diepold III of Vohburg from his second marriage. After her fathers death in 1146 King Conrad III arranged a marriage between her and his nephew Friedrich III of Swabia that was celebrated in the same year. Conrad died on February 15th, 1152 after naming Friedrich his successor. He was crowned three weeks later in Aachen, without his wife. Soon after that he tried to obtain a papal assent for the annulment of his marriage on the grounds of consanguinity, infertility and adultery. The first two seem to be only excuses to end his unhappy marriage, but the third was apparently true. They were divorced in March 1153 in Constance. In the same year, or early in the following, she married Dietho of Ravensburg a ministerialis (an unfree knight) who was far below her rank. The marriage seems to have been very happy and she bore several children. It is not much known about where or when she died although it is assumed that she died after 1187. It is also assumed that she was buried at Weissenau Abbey near Ravensburg, since her second husbands family were benefactors of the abbey.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 17635663
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adela von Vohburg (1128–1187), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17635663, citing Kloster Weißenau, Weissenau, Landkreis Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by Lutetia (contributor 46580078) .