Dietrich IX, Count of Mark

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Dietrich IX, Count of Mark (1374–1398) was the Count of Mark from 1393 until 1398.

Dietrich was the second son of Count Adolf III of the Marck and Margaret of Jülich.

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.

Margaret of Jülich was a daughter of Duke Gerhard VI of Jülich and his wife, Margaret of Ravensberg (1315-1389).

His father had acquired the County of Cleves in 1368 and reserved this title for his eldest son Adolph to succeed him after his death. Dietrich already received the title of Count of Mark in 1393, when his father was still alive. When Dietrich fell in battle in 1398, he was succeeded by his elder brother Adolph, who had become Count of Cleves in 1394. Thus the County of Mark and the County of Cleves were reunited again.

Adolph I, Duke of Cleves Count of Cleves, raised to Duke of Cleves

Adolph I of Cleves was the second Count of Cleves and the fourth Count of Mark.

County of Mark countship

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.

Dietrich IX, Count of Mark
Born: 1374 Died: 1398
Preceded by
Adolf III
Count of Marck
Succeeded by
Adolf IV

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