Adolph II of the Marck

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Adolph II of the Marck
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Died19/20 October 1347
Fröndenberg
Noble family House of La Marck
Spouse(s) Margaret Countess of Cleves
Issue
Father Engelbert II of the Marck
MotherMechtild of Arenberg

Adolph II of the Marck (died 19/20 October 1347, Fröndenberg) was Count of the Marck.

He was the eldest son of Engelbert II of the Mark and Mechtild of Arenberg.

Engelbert II of the Mark was Count of the Mark and through marriage, Count of Arenberg.

Adolph was betrothed to Irmgard of Cleves, daughter of Otto, Count of Cleves and his (second) wife Mechtild of Virneburg. After obtaining a papal dispensation Adolf was allowed to marry Margaret of Cleves, the daughter of Dietrich VIII, Count of Cleves and Margaret of Guelders. [1]

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References

  1. Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 225, p. 189. via
Adolph II of the Marck
 Died: 19/20 October 1347
Preceded by
Engelbert II of the Mark
Count of the Mark
13281347
Succeeded by
Engelbert III of the Mark