|Adolph II of the Marck|
coat-of-arms of La Mark
|Died||19/20 October 1347|
|Noble family||House of La Marck|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Countess of Cleves|
|Father||Engelbert II of the Marck|
|Mother||Mechtild 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.
Otto was Count of Cleves from 1305 through 1310.
Margaret of Cleves, also spelled Margaretha or Margarethe was the wife of Count Adolf II of the Marck and mother of Adolf III of the Marck. She was a daughter of Count Dietrich VIII of Cleves and Margaret of Guelders, who was a daughter of Reginald I of Guelders.
Dietrich VIII was a German nobleman. He was Count of Cleves from 1310 through 1347.
Adolph and Margaret of Cleves had seven children:
Adolph III of the Marck was the Bishop of Münster from 1357 until 1363, the Archbishop of Cologne in 1363, the Count of Cleves from 1368 until 1394, and the Count of Mark from 1391 until 1393.
John I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg was a Count of Nassau in Siegen and Dillenburg, both now in Germany. He was a son of Count Otto II of Nassau and Adelheid or Aleyda, Countess of Vianden.
The County of Mark was a county and state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Lower Rhenish–Westphalian Circle. It lay on both sides of the Ruhr river along the Volme and Lenne rivers.
The Duchy of Cleves was a State of the Holy Roman Empire which emerged from the mediaeval Hettergau. It was situated in the northern Rhineland on both sides of the Lower Rhine, around its capital Cleves and the towns of Wesel, Kalkar, Xanten, Emmerich, Rees and Duisburg bordering the lands of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster in the east and the Duchy of Brabant in the west. Its history is closely related to that of its southern neighbours: the Duchies of Jülich and Berg, as well as Guelders and the Westphalian county of Mark. The Duchy was archaically known as Cleveland in English.
Arnold of Altena, count of Altena, count of Isenberg and Hövel, Vogt of Werden (1166–1209) was son of Eberhard IV of Berg. He inherited the north-western territorium of Altena, and became 1st count of Isenberg in 1200.
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Adolph II of the MarckDied: 19/20 October 1347
Engelbert II of the Mark
| Count of the Mark |
Engelbert III of the Mark