Eberhard I. (Württemberg, count)

Eberhard I.
13. March 1265-5. June 1325
count von Württemberg
Term of office of 1279-1325
predecessors Ulrich II.
Successor Ulrich III.
Father Ulrich I.
Nut/mother Agnes of
Schlesien Liegnitz

Eberhard I., the Erlauchte (* 13. March 1265 in Stuttgart; † 5. June 1325 in Stuttgart) was from 1279 to 1325 count von Württemberg.

lives and political working

of Eberhard half brother and predecessor Ulrich II. its office already began at the age of approximately eleven years. It is to be assumed these as person under age under the guardianship of the count Hartmann I. from Grüningen stood. Ulrich died 1279, its guardian Hartmann 1280, so that Eberhard could exercise the unrestricted rule starting from this time over the county Württemberg.

The choice Rudolfs from having castle to the king of the holy Roman realm of German nation 1273 had the consequence that the territorial extensions Ulrichs I., which had been legitimized by the Gegenkönig Heinrich Raspe, to the realm should drop back. Rudolf established Reichslandvogteien for the administration of the returned realm territories. The Landvogtei Niederschwaben transferred Rudolf its brother-in-law Albrecht from high mountain. Rudolf had the goal of adjusting that after the execution of the last Staufers Konradin 1268 without rulers existing duchy Swabia and appointed its son under age Rudolf the duke. Eberhard offered resistance against these measures. Despite its inferiority it could use the situation after death Rudolfs 1291 and achieve military successes against the Landvogt Albrecht of high mountain. Rudolfs successor Adolf of Nassau did not pursue interests of house power in Swabia. After Adolfs fall 1298 secured its successors king Albrecht I. for Eberhard., the oldest son Rudolfs of having castle, its support too. Albrecht recognized it in response the Landvogtei Niederschwaben too. Eberhard used this to the safety device of his territorial requirements. To newer military conflicts with Albrecht it came only starting from 1305. Eberhard supported the böhmischen conditions in their fight against Albrecht and his successor emperor Heinrich VII. It came to a war against on behalf Heinrichs VII. acting Reichslandvogt Konrad von Weinsberg, who got Württemberg in strong trouble. Only death Heinrichs VII. to 24. August 1313 and the political situation after the emperor choice 1314 with Ludwig IV. as king and Friedrich the beautiful one as Gegenkönig Württembergs prevented the defeat. Eberhard taktierte thereafter skillfully between king and Gegenkönig, so that he did not only adjust the territorial losses, but also further areas to gain could. Its a share in the war in Böhmen brought additional moneys, which it used, in order to acquire Ländereien of becoming impoverished aristocracy sexes in Swabia to it. Eberhard I. Stuttgart made the rule center, where it lies also in the pin church buried.

relational classification

Eberhard was the son count Ulrichs I. of Württemberg, which deceased few weeks before its birth. Its nut/mother was Agnes of Schlesien Liegnitz, which probably died with its birth.

Eberhard was married in first marriage with Margarethe of Lorraine, a daughter duke Friedrichs III. of Lorraine. After whose he married death to 21. June 1296 the Mark countess Irmengard of bathing, a daughter of the Mark count Rudolf I. of bathing.


from the marriage with Margarete of Lorraine Eberhard of two sons had:

From the marriage with Irmengard of bathing Eberhard had probably three daughters:

  • Adelheid Mechthild (* between 1295 and 1300; † 13. September 1342), countess of Hohenlohe
  • Agnes (* 1300 ago; † 1349 ago), countess of mountain
  • Irmengard (* after 1300; †), different historical writers also Agnes

, countess of Oettingen see 1329 to countess of high mountain (* around 1295; † 1317) as a daughter of Eberhard and the Irmengard from bathing. In addition is considered the cleric Ulrich of Höfingen as an illegitimate son of Eberhard.


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