Bernard III, Lord of Lippe

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Bernard III
Lord of Lippe
Bornc.1194
Diedc.1265
Noble family Lippe
Spouse(s) Sophie of Cuijck-Arnsberg
Sophie of Ravensberg-Vechta
Father Herman II, Lord of Lippe
Mother Oda of Tecklenburg

Bernard III, Lord of Lippe (c.1194 c.1265) was a German nobleman. He was the ruling Lord of Lippe from 1229 until his death.

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Life

Bernard III was the son of Lord Herman II and his wife, Oda of Tecklenburg. His father fell in battle in 1229, and Bernard III succeeded him as Lord of Lippe. After 1232, he would style himself by the grace of God, and sometimes Count of Lippe.

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Marriage and issue

Bernard III married twice. [1] Around 1230, he married Sophie of Cuijck-Arnsberg (c.1210c.1245). She was the daughter of Count Gottfried II of Arnsberg and Rietberg and his wife Elisabeth. Bernard III and Sophie had the following children together:

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Bernard remarried after Sopie's death; in 1248 he married Sophie of Ravensberg-Vechta c.1220 after 3 June 1285), a daughter of Count Otto II of Ravensberg and Countess Sophie of Oldenburg. From this marriage, Bernard had four more children:

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References

Footnotes

  1. Genealogical database by Herbert Stoyan
  2. According to this source, Bernard III had only one spouse named Sophie, viz. Sophie of Arnsberg
Bernard III, Lord of Lippe
Born:c.1194 Died:c.1265
Preceded by
Herman II
Lord of Lippe
1229-1265
Succeeded by
Bernard IV
Lord of Rheda
1229-1265