|Bruno von Braunschweig Graf von Braunschweig, Derlingau und Nordthüringgau
(Abt 0975/0985-Abt 1010/1011)
Bruno von Braunschweig Graf von Braunschweig, Derlingau und Nordthüringgau
Cause of his death was murdered.1
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.
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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