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Friedrich I "Maute" von Zollern (Hohenzollern), Graf von Zollern

German: Friedrich I "Maute" von Zollern, Graf von Zollern
Also Known As: "Fridrich I", "Grav zu Zollern"
Birthplace: Burg Hohenzollern b. Hechingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg (D)
Death: before circa 1125
Immediate Family:

Son of Burchard I von Zollern, Graf and Hedwig von Büren, Gräfin von Zollern
Husband of Udahild Von Zollern and Udilhild, countess of Urach
Father of Count Freidrich II Von Zollern; Hemma von Zollern VonTubingen; N. von Zollern; Friedrich II, count of Zollern; Burchard II, count of Hohenberg and 7 others
Brother of Berthold Von Zollern and Burkhard Von Zollern

Occupation: Graf von Zollern
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About Friedrich I "Maute" von Zollern, Graf von Zollern

Frederick I, Count of Zollern

Friedrich (Frederick) I von Zollern was the successor to Burkhard (Burchard) I in the Hohenzollern Dynasty as Count of Zollern and has generally been assumed to have been his heir, whether as a son or grandson.

The previous years entered into the profile for his life (1185-10/14/1149) are incorrect. The German reference Stolberg-Wernigerode, Otto zu: New German Biography , Vol. 9, Hess - Hüttig, Berlin, 1972 says Friedrich I "erw. 1085-1115, +(cross sign) vor 1125" ....

The abbreviation "erw." stands for "erwähnt," which means "mentioned" in English. Therefore, the notation that he was "mentioned" (presumably in medieval documents) in 1085 probably means that he was an adult and was active by that time. This is not a birthdate.

From Wikipedia:

Friedrich I, Count of Zollern

Spouse(s) Udilhild of Urach-Dettingen[2]:XXXII

Issue (9), including Frederick II of Zollern

Father Burkhard I (most likely)[2]:XXIX

Friedrich I, Count of Zollern (nicknamed Maute; died: before 1125[1]), was often cited as a powerful Swabian Count and supporter of the imperial party of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor.

He most likely was the son of Burkhard I,[2]:XXIX and was married to Udilhild (or Udahild) of the House of Urach (died: 11. April, 1134),[2]:LXXXVII which house later became the Fürstenberg family. They had nine children;[2]:LXXXVII his eldest son was Friedrich II.[1] A younger son was Burkhard,[1] who founded the Zollern-Hohenberg line[1] (which became extinct in 1486).

Friedrich I was the first reeve of the Swabian Alpirsbach Abbey,[2]:LXXXVIII which had been founded by Adalbert of Zollern (from the short-lived Zollern-Haigerloch line) and other lords.[2]:XXIX

The Zollern (later: Hohenzollern) dynasty based their rise to power on their loyalty to the ruling royal or imperial family. Friedrich I served the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V, and was sent on a diplomatic mission to France. He also accompanied Henry V on his Italian expedition in 1110 and again in 1111, where Henry V intended to claim the imperial crown in Rome.[3] He is also mentioned as an advisor to Henry V in both 1111 and 1114, both times while the imperial party was in Strasbourg.[2]:XC

Family and children

Frederich I and Udilhild most likely had at least nine children:[2]:LXXXVII

  • Friedrich (died: around 1143),[2]:XLI also Friedrich II, Count of Zollern
  • Burkhard (died: between 1150 and 1155),[2]:XLI also Burkhard II of Zollern-Hohenberg
  • Egino
  • Gotfried of Zimmern (most likely near Hechingen)[2]:XLII (died: between 1156 and 1160), likely Count of Zollern sometime around 1155[2]:XLI
  • Ulrich (died: 1135 by poisoning), who late in life became a monk, then abbot, at the Benedictine abbey in Reichenau, after supposedly having been involved in the murder of his predecessor[2]:LXXXVIII
  • Adalbert (or Albert), who became a monk in Zwiefalten[2]:XXXIII
  • Kuno (?)
  • Luitgard
  • Udilhild

See also "House of Hohenzollern" (wikipedia)


  1. Schultze, Johannes; Seigel, Rudolf (1972). "Hohenzollern, Dynastengeschlecht". Neue deutsche Biographie, Bd.: 9, Hess – Hüttig, Berlin. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  2. Schmid, Ludwig (1862). "Geschichte der Grafen von Zollern-Hohenberg". Geschichte der Grafen von Zollern-Hohenberg. Anhang. Historisch-topographische Zusammenstellung der Grafschaft und Besitzungen des Hauses Zollern-Hohenberg. Google Book: Gebrüder Scheitlin. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  3. "Friedrich I. Graf von Zollern". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
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2. Friedrich I. Graf von Zollern; genannt Maute (* vor 1085; † 1114 / 1115 / vor 1125 / nach 1139)

  • Vater: Burchard I. von Zollern († 1061)
  • Ehe 1: Udalhild von Urach († 11. April (c.1134))
  • Kinder:
  1. Friedrich II. Graf von Zollern und Hohenberg (* vor 1125; † 1142 / nach 1145)
  2. Burkhard II. Graf von Zollern-Hohenberg († c.1154)
  3. Gottfried Graf von Zollern-Zimmern (* vor 1134; † [1156, 1160])
  4. Adalbert von Zollern († 18. Juni (vor 1150))
  5. Ulrich von Zollern († 1135/1136)
  6. Hemma von Zollern († nach 1152)
  7. Luitgard von Zollern († 27. Mai (nach 1150))
  8. N.N. von Zollern
  9. Egino Graf von Zollern († nach 1134)
  10. Udilhild ? Gräfin von Zollern († 4. November (vor 1150))
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Burg Hohenzollern b. Hechingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg (D)
Of, Zollern, Wessungan, Hohaenzollern, Prussia
Zollern, Deutschland(HRR)
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Of, Zollern, Wessungan, Hohaenzollern, Prussia
Province of Hohenzollern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Of, Zollern, Wessungan, Hohaenzollern, Prussia
Zollern, Germany
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