Margaret of Ravensberg (c. 1320 – 13 February 1389) was the daughter and heiress of Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg and Margaret of Berg-Windeck.
Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg was a German nobleman. He was the ruling Count of Ravensberg from 1306 until his death.
Margaret of Berg-Windeck was a German noblewoman.
Margaret's father, Otto, had no sons, so at his death in 1328, the County of Ravensberg went to his younger brother Bernhard. However, when Bernhard died in 1346 without issue, Margaret became the heiress of Ravensberg, her elder sister and only sibling, Hedwig, having died in 1336. Then, when Margaret's uncle, Adolf IX of Berg, died in 1348 without issue, Margaret also inherited Berg by right of her mother, since Margaret was Adolf's only surviving niece.
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.
Adolf IX of Berg was the eldest son of Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck and Agnes of the Mark.
As a result of her marriage to Gerhard VI of Jülich, Berg and Ravensberg passed into the house of Jülich where they remained until 1511 when they passed into the house of Cleves.
Margaret married Gerhard VI of Jülich. They had three children:
Gerhard VI of Jülich, Count of Berg and Ravensberg was the son of William V, Duke of Jülich and Joanna of Hainaut.
|16. Herman of Ravensberg (c. 1160 – 1221)|
|8. Ludwig of Ravensberg (c. 1200 – 1249)|
|17. Jutta of Thuringia (c. 1172 – ?)|
|4. Otto III of Ravensberg (1246–1305/06)|
|18. Adolf I of Dassel (bef 1180 – 1224)|
|9. Adelheid of Dassel (?–1262/63)|
|19. Adelheid of Schwarzburg (? – aft 1244)|
|2. Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg (bef. 1276 – 1328)|
|20. Herman II, Lord of Lippe (1170–1229)|
|10. Bernard III, Lord of Lippe (c. 1200 – 1264/65)|
|21. Oda of Tecklenburg (c. 1180 – 1221|
|5. Hedwig of Lippe (c. 1245 – 1315)|
|22. Godfrey II of Arnsberg (c. 1157 – 1236|
|11. Sophie of Arnsberg (? – aft 1285)|
|1. Margaret of Ravensberg|
|24. Henry IV, Duke of Limburg (c. 1195 – 1246/47)|
|12. Adolf VII of Berg (c. 1220 – 1259)|
|25. Irmgard of Berg (c. 1200 – 1248)|
|6. Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck (bef 1247 – 1290/95)|
|26. Lothar I of Hochstaden (?–1215)|
|13. Margaret of Hochstaden (c. 1214 – 1314)|
|27. Mechtild of Vianden (?–1241)|
|3. Margaret of Berg-Windeck (c. 1275/1280–c. 1339/1346)|
|28. Adolf I, Count of the Mark (c. 1194 – 1249)|
|14. Engelbert I of the Mark (?–1277)|
|29. Irmgard of Guelders (c. 1190 – aft 1230)|
|7. Agnes of the Mark (bef 1258 – ?)|
|30. Henry I of Blieskastel (?–1237)|
|15. Kunigunde of Blieskastel (? – bef 1265)|
|31. Agnes of Sayn (? – aft 1259)|
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.
The Duchy of Jülich comprised a state within the Holy Roman Empire from the 11th to the 18th centuries. The duchy lay left of the Rhine river between the Electorate of Cologne in the east and the Duchy of Limburg in the west. It had territories on both sides of the river Rur, around its capital Jülich – the former Roman Iuliacum – in the lower Rhineland. The duchy amalgamated with the County of Berg beyond the Rhine in 1423, and from then on also became known as Jülich-Berg.
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.
La Marck was a noble family, which from about 1200 appeared as the counts of Mark.
William V, Duke of Jülich was a German nobleman. Some authors call him William I, because he was the first Duke of Jülich; the earlier Williams had been Count of Jülich. Other authors call the subject of this article "William VI"; they count the son and co-ruler of William IV as William V.
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.
Dietrich VII (1256–1305) was Count of Cleves from 1275 through 1305. He was the son of Dietrich VI, Count of Cleves and his wife Aleidis von Heinsberg.
Reinald IV, Duke of Guelders and Jülich aka Reginald IV was the son of William II, Duke of Jülich and Maria of Guelders, daughter of Reinald II, Duke of Guelders.
Adolf, Duke of Jülich-Berg, was the first Duke of the combined duchies of Jülich and Berg. He was the son of William VII of Jülich, 1st Duke of Berg and Anna of the Palatinate.
William VII of Jülich, 1st Duke of Berg was born in Jülich, as the son of Gerhard VI of Jülich, Count of Berg and Ravensberg, and Margaret, daughter and heiress of Otto IV, Count of Ravensberg, and Margaret of Berg.
Gerhard V of Jülich, Count of Jülich (1297–1328), was the youngest son of William IV, Count of Jülich and Richardis of Guelders, daughter of Gerard III, Count of Guelders.
Gerhard VII, Duke of Jülich-Berg was the son of William VIII of Jülich, Count of Ravensberg and Adelheid of Tecklenburg. Gerhard was the second duke of the combined Duchy of Jülich-Berg but the 7th Gerhard in the House of Jülich.
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.
Otto III of Ravensberg was Count of Ravensberg from 1249 until his death.