Margaret of Berg-Windeck

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Margaret of Berg-Windeck

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Margaret's tomb in the St. Lambertus in Düsseldorf-Altstadt
Bornc.1275/1280
Died between 1339 and 1346
BuriedSt. Lambertus in Düsseldorf-Altstadt
Noble family House of Ardennes-Verdun
Spouse(s) Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg
Father Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck
Mother Agnes of the Marck

Margaret of Berg-Windeck (c.1275/1280 between 1339 and 1346) was a German noblewoman.

Life

She was the only daughter of Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck and his wife Agnes of the Marck.

Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck was the son of Adolf VII of Berg and Margaret of Hochstaden. He was the younger brother of Adolf VIII of Berg and William I of Berg.

In 1313, she married Otto IV, a son of Count Otto III of Ravensberg. Margaret and Otto had a daughter, Margaret, who in married Duke Gerhard VI of Jülich in 1338

Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg was a German nobleman. He was the ruling Count of Ravensberg from 1306 until his death.

Margaret of Ravensberg was the daughter and heiress of Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg and Margaret of Berg-Windeck.

Gerhard VI of Jülich, Count of Berg and Ravensberg was the son of William V, Duke of Jülich and Joanna of Hainaut.

Otto IV died in 1328, and as he had no son, Ravensberg was inherited by his younger brother Bernard. When Bernard died childless in 1346, Margaret's daughter inherited the County of Ravensberg.

County of Ravensberg countship

The County of Ravensberg was a historical county of the Holy Roman Empire. Its territory was in present-day eastern Westphalia, Germany at the foot of the Osning or Teutoburg Forest.

She was last mentioned as being alive in 1339. She is not mentioned in 1346, when her daughter inherited the County, which would suggest that she had probably died already. [1]

When Margaret's brother Adolf IX of Berg died childless in 1348, her daughter inherited the Duchy of Berg.

Adolf IX of Berg was the eldest son of Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck and Agnes of the Mark.

Duchy of Berg former German state and dukedom

Berg was a state – originally a county, later a duchy – in the Rhineland of Germany. Its capital was Düsseldorf. It existed as a distinct political entity from the early 12th to the 19th centuries.

Margaret was buried in the St. Lambertus in Düsseldorf-Altstadt.

Footnotes

  1. W. Tobien: Denkwürdigkeiten aus der Vergangenheit Westfalen's. Karl Volkmann, Elberfeld, 1869, p. 243

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