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Frederick XI, Count of Hohenzollern


Friedrich XI, Count of Hohenzollern died 26 November 1401, nicknamed Friedrich the Elder was a German nobleman He was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and a ruling Count of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

Contents

  • 1 Life
  • 2 Marriage and issue
  • 3 Ancestry
  • 4 References

Life

Friedrich was the younger son of Count Friedrich of Strasbourg, from his marriage to Margaret, the daughter of Count Burchard V of Hohenberg-Wildenberg

After the death of Friedrich IX, Friedrich XI became the senior member of the House of Hohenzollern As such, he was the Vogt of Stetten Abbey

He was a member of the Lion League, which joined the Swabian League of Cities in 1382 When the latter clashed with Count Eberhard II of Württemberg, Friedrich XI managed to break off the services he had promised to Count Eberhard

In 1388, he regained the town of Hechingen, which bishop Friedrich of Strasbourg had held After a town fire in 1401, he granted the town a letter of liberty

Friedrich XI died in 1401, and was buried in the Hohenzollern crypt in Stetten Abbey

Marriage and issue

Before 12 January 1377, Friedrich XI married Adelheid d 1413, a daughter of Count Hugo of Fürstenberg-Zindelstein Her brother Johann was the last Count of Fürstenberg-Haslah Johann died childless in the Battle of Sempach of 1386, and Friedrich XI inherited Bräunlingen from him, which gave rise to a lengthy dispute with the main line of the Fürstenberg family

From his marriage with Adelheid, Friedrich had the following children:

  • Friedrich XII d 1443, Count of Hohenzollern, married in 1407 Anna of Sulz d 1438
  • Eitel Friedrich I d 1439, Count of Hohenzollern, married in 1432 to Ursula Razüns d 1477 He had issue:
    • Jobst Nikolaus I, Count of Hohenzollern
  • Anna, a nun
  • Friedrich, a canon in Strasbourg
  • Friedrich d 1436, Bishop of Constance as Friedrich III
  • Friedrich, a monk

Ancestry

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References

  • Count Rudolph Stillfried-Alcántara and Traugott Maercker: Hohenzollerische Forschungen, C Reimarus, 1847, p 203 ff
  • E G Johler: Geschichte, Land- und Ortskunde der souverainen teutschen Fürstenthümer Hohenzollern Hechingen und Sigmaringen, Stettin'sche Buchhandlung, Ulm, 1824, Online
  • 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, Fleischer, Leipzig, 1843, Online
Frederick XI, Count of Hohenzollern House of Hohenzollern Died: 26 November 1401
Preceded by
Friedrich
Count of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
1379–1401
Succeeded by
Friedrich XII


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