Bruno von Braunschweig Graf von Braunschweig, Derlingau und Nordthüringgau
(Abt 0975/0985-Abt 1010/1011)


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1. Gisela von Schwaben

  • Liudolf von Braunschweig Graf im Derlingau und Markgraf in Friesland
  • von Braunschweig

Bruno von Braunschweig Graf von Braunschweig, Derlingau und Nordthüringgau

  • Born: Abt 975-985 1
  • Marriage (1): Gisela von Schwaben about 1003-1005 1
  • Died: Abt 1010-1011 aged about 35 1

   Cause of his death was murdered.1

  General Notes:

BRUNO, son of [EKBERT "der Einäugige Graf im Hastfalagau] & his wife --- ([975/85]-murdered near Niedorp [1010/11]). There is no proof that Bruno von Braunschweig was the son of Ekbert "der Einäugige" but this appears probable in view of the names which are common to the two families and also the common references to the Derlingau. Bruno is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the brother of Wichmann [III] Graf im Duffelgau and Ekbert Graf im Derlingau, while another table shows Wichmann [III] as son of Ekbert. His birth date range is estimated from his estimated marriage date. The estimated birth date ranges of both Wichmann [III] and Bruno are consistent with their having been brothers. Bruno founded Braunschweig. He was a candidate for the German throne in 1002 in opposition to Heinrich IV Duke of Bavaria, who was elected as Heinrich II King of Germany.

m ([1003/05]) as her first husband, GISELA of Swabia, daughter of HERMANN II Duke of Swabia & his wife Gerberga of Upper Burgundy (11 Nov 990-Goslar 16 Feb 1043, bur Speyer Cathedral). The Annalista Saxo names her three husbands, although the order of her first and second marriages is interchanged which appears impossible chronologically. The necrology of Fulda records the death "1043 16 Kal Mar" of "Gisela imp". She married secondly ([1014]) Ernst Duke of Swabia [Babenberg] and thirdly Konrad II Herzog von Franken, who succeeded in 1024 as Konrad II King of Germany, and was crowned as Emperor Konrad I in 1027.

Bruno & his wife had [two] children: Liudolf and a daughter.

Bruno married Gisela von Schwaben, daughter of Hermann II von Schwaben Herzog von Schwaben and Gerberge de Bourgogne, about 1003-1005.1 (Gisela von Schwaben was born on 11 Nov 990,1 died on 16 Feb 1043 in Goslar, Niedersachsen, 38640, DE 1 and was buried in Domkirche St. Maria und St. Stephan, Speyer, 67346, DE 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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