Leopold III von Babenberg Markgraf von Österreich
- Born: Between 1080 and 1086 1
- Marriage (1): Agnes in 1106 1
- Died: 15 Nov 1136 1
- BuriedMale: Stift Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg, Niederösterreich, 3400, AT 1
LIUTPOLD von Babenberg, son of LIUTPOLD II Markgraf of Austria & his wife Ida [von Ratelberg] ([1080/86]-15 Nov 1136, bur Stift Klosterneuburg). The Auctarium Vindobonense records in 1096 that "Liutpoldus successit dictus pius, sextus marchio" but does not specify his relationship with his predecessor. The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. The Continuatio Claustroneoburgensis records that "Liupoldus marchio Austrie accinctus est gladio" in 1104, an event recorded in 1099 in the Continuatio Prædictorum Vindobonensium. It is assumed that this knighting ceremony was performed around the age of 18, which means that Liutpold was born in the range [1080/86]. This appears corroborated by the same ceremony being recorded for Liutpold's oldest son Adalbert in 1125 (see below). He succeeded his father in 1095 as LEOPOLD III "der Heilige" Markgraf of Austria. He founded the Cistercian monastery of Heiligenkreuz in 1133. The Continuatio Claustroneoburgensis records the death "1136 XVII Kal Dec" of "Liupoldus marchio Austriæ". The necrology of Nonnberg records the death "XVII Kal Dec" of "Liupoldus marchio". The necrology of Kloster Neuburg records the death "XVII Kal Dec 1136" of "Liupoldus marchio fundator huius templi". He was killed while hunting. Canonised 2 Feb 1485.
m firstly --- von Perg, daughter of WALCHUN von Perg & his wife --- (-before 1105). This first marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln, but the primary source on which it is based has not yet been identified.
m secondly ([early] 1106) AGNES of Germany, widow of FRIEDRICH von Staufen Duke of Swabia, daughter of Emperor HEINRICH IV & his first wife Berthe de Savoie ([Summer 1072/early 1073]-28 Sep 1143, bur Klosterneuburg). The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising records the marriage of "filiam unicam" of King Heinrich IV and "Fridericus dux Suevorum", naming her Agnes in a later passage. In a subsequent passage, the Gesta records the second marriage of Agnes to "Leopaldo Orientali marchioni". The Continuatio Claustroneoburgensis records the marriage of "Liupoldus marchio Austrie" and "Agnetem imperatoris Heinrici IV filiam", specifying that the couple had seven children who died in infancy and eleven who survived into adulthood, six sons and five daughters. The marriage presumably took place early in the year if it is correct, as stated by Haverkamp, that it was arranged by Agnes's brother, the future Emperor Heinrich V, to obtain her future husband's support for his rebellion against their father. The Auctarium Mellicense records that Agnes, wife of "Leopoldus marchio", gave birth to 18 children. The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1143 of "Agnes marchionissa mater Cuonradi regis". The necrology of Nonnberg records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Agnes marchionissa". The necrology of Kloster Neuburg records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Agnes marchionissa fundatrix h e".
Markgraf Leopold III & his [first/second] wife had one child: Adalbert.
Markgraf Leopold & his second wife had eighteen children: 1
Leopold married Agnes, daughter of Heinrich IV Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser and Berthe de Savoie, in 1106.1 (Agnes was born between Jun 1072 and Mar 1073, died on 24 Sep 1143 1 and was buried in Stift Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg, Niederösterreich, 3400, AT 1.)