Adolf III of Berg

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Adolf III of Berg
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Coat of arms of Berg
Count of Berg
Predecessor Adolf II
Successor Adolf IV
Born 1080
Died (1152-10-12)12 October 1152
Spouse Adelheid of Cleves
Issue Adolf IV of Berg
Eberhard of Berg
Bruno II of Berg
Gisela of Berg
House House of Berge
Father Adolf II of Berg-Hövel
Mother Adelheid von Laufen


Adolf III of Berg (1080 – 12 October 1152) was count of Berg from 1093 until 1132, and count of Hövel from 1090 until 1106, and Vogt of Werden. He was the son of Adolf II of Berg-Hövel, count of Berg, and Adelheid von Laufen.

He married Adelheid of Cleves (von Kleve), a daughter of Dietrich II count of Cleves (died 1118).

They had issue:

  • Adolf IV of Berg count of Berg and count of Altena (died after 1161);
  • Eberhard of Berg, monk in Morimont, 1st Abbot of Georgenthal (1143–1152) in Thüringen (born 1090/95, died 1152, buried in Altenberg (Gedenktag katholisch: 22. Juli - "Er bewog seinen Bruder, dem Orden 1133 auch das von der Familie gestiftete Kloster in Altenberg zu übertragen. Eberhard wurde dann 1143 Abt in dem von seinem Schwager gestifteten Kloster Georgenthal bei Gotha");
  • Bruno II of Berg, Archbishop of Cologne between 1131 and 1137 (died in Trani, Italy 30 May 1137, buried in Bari);
  • Gisela of Berg, married Sizzo count von Schwarzburg (died 1160).
Preceded by
Adolf II
Count of Berg
1093–1132
Succeeded by
Adolf IV

Nota

Adolf III, Count of Berg is named Adolf I, Count of Berg in the Netherlands and in Germany.

Literature

  • Alberic of Troisfontaines (MGH, Scriptores XXIII).
  • Annales Rodenses (MGH, Scriptores, XVI).
  • Annalista Saxo (MGH, Scriptores VI).
  • Gesta Trevirorum (MGH, Scriptores VIII).
  • MGH, Diplomata.
  • REK I-II.
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  • Jackman, “Counts of Cologne.” – Jackman, Criticism.
  • Klebel, E. “Niederösterreich und der Stammbaum der Grafen von Görz und Schwarzburg.” Unsere Heimat. Monatsblatt des Vereins für Landeskunde von Niederösterreich 23 (1952) 111-23.
  • Kluger, “Propter claritatem generis.” – Kraus, Entstehung.
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  • Lück, D. “In pago Tuizichgowe
  • Anmerkungen zum Deutzgau.” Rechtsrheinisches Köln 3 (1977) 1-9.
  • Milz, “Vögte.”
  • Schmale, “Anfänge.”
  • Tyroller, “Genealogie.”
  • Wunder, G. “Die Nichten des Erzbischofs Friedrich von Köln.” AHVN 164 (1962) 192-6.
  • Wunder, G. “Die Verwandtschaft des Erzbischofs Friedrich I. von Köln. Ein Beitrag zur abendländischen Verflechtung des Hochadels im Mittelalter.” AHVN 166 (1964) 25-54.
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