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Frederick V, Count of Zollern

Friedrich V of Zollern died 24 May 1289 at Hohenzollern Castle nicknamed, the Illustrious was a Count of Zollern


  • 1 Life
  • 2 Marriage and issue
  • 3 Footnotes
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Friedrich was a son of the Count Friedrich IV of Zollern from his 1248 marriage to Elisabeth of Abensberg He succeeded his father around 1255 as Count of Zollern

Friedrich was appointed reeve of Beuron Archabbey He founded the Stetten Abbey in Gnadental in 1259 and he and his wife expanded the abbey in 1267 They added a crypt where members of the Zollern family would be buried A tunnel may have connected the castle to this crypt[1] Legend has it that Friedrich built this abbey to resolve a problem he had with Emperor Friedrich II, after he had refused to contribute troops when the Emperor was raising an army[2]

Friedrich has a long-running conflict with the Counts of Hohenberg, which was settled when King Rudolf I of Germany mediated in 1286

Friedrich was described as pious and respectful During his reign, the county of Zollern reached the peak of its influence After his death, the county was divided among his sons and lost its importance

Marriage and issue

In 1258, Friedrich married Udilhild, the daughter of Hartmann, the last Count of Dillingen, and sister of Bishop Hartmann of Augsburg Udilhild survived her husband and died as a nun in Stetten Abbey They had the following children:

  • Friedrich VI d 1298, Count of Zollern
married in 1281 to Princess Kunigunde of Baden 1265–1310
  • Friedrich d 1304, provost in Augsburg
  • Adelheid d 1296/1308
married Heinrich of Geroldeck d 1300
  • Friedrich of Merkenberg d 1302/3, founder of the line at Schalksburg
married in 1282 to Udilhild of Merkenberg d 1305
  • Wilburg died after 1300, a nun in Stetten


  1. ^ Wilhelm Binder: Allgemeine Realencyclopädie oder Conversationslexicon für das katholische Deutschland, vol 5, Verlag von Georg Joseph Manz, 1847, p 442
  2. ^ Gustav Schilling: Geschichte des Hauses Hohenzollern, in genealogisch fortlaufenden Biographien aller seiner Regenten von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, nach Urkunden und andern authentischen Quellen, F Fleischer, 1843, p 145


  • Graf Rudolph Stillfried-Alcántara, Traugott Maercker: Hohenzollerische Forschungen, C Reimarus, 1847, p 124 ff
  • Ottmar F Schönhuth: Die Burgen, Klöster, Kirchen und Kapellen Württembergs und der Preui︣sch-Hohenzollern'schen Landestheile mit ihren Geschichten, Sagen und Mährchen, Fischhaber, 1860, p 291

External links

  • City of Stetten
Frederick V, Count of Zollern House of Hohenzollern Died: 24 May 1289
Preceded by
Friedrich IV
Count of Zollern
Succeeded by
Friedrich VI

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