Graf Ludwig I "der Bärtige" von Schauenburg

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Ludwig von Schauenburg (von Thüringen), I

Also Known As: "der Bärtige", "Cum-barba"
Birthplace: Thuringen, Germany
Death: June 13, 1080 (52-61)
Thuringen, Germany
Place of Burial: bei Mainz
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cecilia von Sangerhausen
Father of Ludwig II "der Springer" graf von Thüringen; Uta von Schauenburg und Thüringen, S218; Berengar von Schauenburg; Adelheid von Wippra and Hildegarde von Schauenburg, Gräfin zu Henneberg, Burggraf zu Würzburg, Gräfin zu Nordeck

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About Graf Ludwig I "der Bärtige" von Schauenburg

LUDWIG "Cum-barba", son of --- (-[1080], bur Mainz St Alban). Graf in Thuringia. The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records that "Ludwicum dictum Cum-barba" came to Thuringia in 1034 and settled "in confinio silve que Loybe dicitur inter montem Katherberg et Aldinberg et Corneberg"[84]. The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis also quotes in full an alleged grant by "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" to "Lodewico comiti consanguineus nostris" dated 27 Apr 1039 which is headed "Privilegium comitis Thuringie"[85]. In the Monumenta Germaniæ Historica compilation of imperial diplomas, this deed is classified as forged, the introduction stating that it was one of the Reinhardsbrunn forgeries of the second half of the 12th century[86]. The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ records that "Ludewicus Cum-barba" was buried "Maguntie apud Sanctum Albanum"[87].

m CÄCILIE von Sangerhausen, daughter of ---. The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "Ceciliam de Sangirhusen" as the wife of "Ludewicus Cum-barba"[88].

Graf Ludwig & his wife had five children.



Louis the Bearded or Ludwig with the beard (Latin Ludovicus cum barba, † 1056 or 1080) is the progenitor of the Ludowinger, the Landgrave dynasty in medieval Thuringia and Hesse.

Ludwig, who had a brother Hugo, comes from an unspecified noble family, which was in close relationship to the archdiocese Mainz and (also) on the middle Main (where Ludwig's sons founded the monastery Schönrain) was wealthy.

According to Armin Wolf (historian), a descent from Ludwig von Mousson comes into question[abandoned]

!? /!\ Louis (circa 980 – after 1012) was the second of Charles of Lorraine's three sons and the eldest by his second marriage to Adelaide, the daughter of a low-ranking vassal of Hugh Capet.

Unlike his elder brother Otto, who inherited their father's duchy of Lower Lorraine, Louis went with his father to France, where Charles fought for the French throne. They both were imprisoned, through the perfidy of Adalberon, Bishop of Laon, by Hugh at Orléans in 991, when Louis was still a child. His father died in prison in or by 993, but Louis was released. It was asserted by Ferdinand Lot that Louis's life after 995 or 1000 was completely unknown, but more recent research has shed some light upon it.

It was William IV of Aquitaine who sheltered Louis afterwards, from 1005 until 1012. He opened the Palace of Poitiers to him and treated him as royalty, regarding him as the true heir to the French throne. Louis even subscribed a charter of William's as Lodoici filii Karoli regis. Young Louis drifted, eventually to be utilised by Robert II, Archbishop of Rouen, who was plotting against the Capetians. Louis was imprisoned again, permanently, this time at Sens, where he died.

[edit] Sources

   * Gwatkin, H. M., Whitney, J. P. (ed) et al. The Cambridge Medieval History: Volume III. Cambridge University Press, 1926.

* Settipani, Christian. La préhistoire des Capétiens. 1993. ISBN 2-9501509-3-4
* Lewis, Andrew W. (1981). Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press


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Graf Ludwig I "der Bärtige" von Schauenburg's Timeline

Thuringen, Germany
Thuringen, Germany
Thuringen,, TH, Germany
Sangerhausen, Germany
Thuringen, Germany
Thüringen, Germany
June 13, 1080
Age 57
Thuringen, Germany
St. Alban, bei Mainz