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Otto I “der Rotkopf” von Scheyern-Wittelsbach Herzog von BayernAge: 66 years11171183

Otto I “der Rotkopf” von Scheyern-Wittelsbach Herzog von Bayern
Given names
Otto I
von Scheyern-Wittelsbach
Name suffix
Herzog von Bayern
der Rotkopf

Otto VI Count Palatine of Bavaria

Otto VI Count Palatine of Bavaria
Given names
Otto VI
Name suffix
Count Palatine of Bavaria
Birth about 1117 34

MarriageAgnes von LoozView this family

Death of a paternal grandfatherOtto I Graf von Scheyern und von Dachau
about March 4, 1123 (Age 6 years)

Death of a fatherOtto II Pfalzgraf von Bayern
March 4, 1156 (Age 39 years)

Death of a motherHeilika von Lengenfeld
September 14, 1170 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a daughter
Richardis von Scheyern-Wittelsbach
about 1173 (Age 56 years)

Death July 11, 1183 (Age 66 years)

Otto I “der Rotkopf” von Scheyern-Wittelsbach Herzog von Bayern is great ×22 grandfather of Private.
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Marriage: before July 13, 1116
18 months
Family with Agnes von Looz - View this family
Agnes von Looz is ninth cousin of Otto I “der Rotkopf” von Scheyern-Wittelsbach Herzog von Bayern.
(Common ancestors: Heinrich I “der Vogler” Emperor Elect of the Holy Roman Empire 919-936 & Mathilde von Ringelheim)

SourceGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
~Europäische Stammtafeln, J.A. Stargardt Verlag, Marburg, Schwennicke, Detlev (Ed.). 1.1 90 Europäische Stammtafeln, Band I, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von. [S02828] Biogr. details drawn from Wikipedia .
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BIOGRAPHY Otto, known as 'der Rotkopf' (the Redhead), was born about 1117, probably at Kelheim, the son of Otto IV, Pfalzgraf von Bayern, and Heilika von Lengenfeld. From 1156 he was Otto VI, Pfalzgraf von Bayern and from 1180 to his death he was duke of Bavaria; Otto was also administrator of Freising, Weihenstephan, Geisenfeld and Ensdorf. The rule of the Wittelsbachs, which began with his accession to the dukedom of Bavaria, was to continue unbroken until 1918. Otto married Agnes von Looz, daughter of Ludwig I, Graf von Looz, Burggraf von Mainz and Agnes von Metz. Otto and Agnes had numerous daughters and two sons, Otto and Ludwig I; the latter would have progeny. Otto's brother also named Otto was archbishop of Mainz from 1161 to 1165 and from 1183 to 1200, as well as archbishop of Salzburg from 1177 to 1183. In 1180 another brother, yet another Otto, became Pfalzgraf von Bayern. Otto was a close friend and ally of Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa, accompanied him on almost all his campaigns and often acted for him diplomatically. In 1155, after Friedrich's defeat at Legnano in his fifth campaign in Italy, Otto protected Friedrich's retreat to Germany over the Alps and saved him when he was ambushed at the narrow pass known as the Caprino Veronese. Because of his loyalty he was invested with the dukedom of Bavaria on 16 September 1180 in Altenburg, after the dismissal of Heinrich 'the Lion' from the dukedoms of Saxony and Bavaria. Ottokar IV (1163-1192) became duke of Styria which, like the Traungau, was detached from the dukedom of Bavaria. Otto's investiture occurred some months after the dismissal of Heinrich 'the Lion', which had occurred in January in Würzburg. The delay was probably because the reorganisation of the southeast was more difficult than in Saxony, which was already split in April of the same year. In June Heinrich's dismissal had been confirmed at the Reichstag in Regensburg, also on Bavarian soil. Otto established the Wittelsbachs as the prevailing power in Bavaria, even though the dukedom could not be fully secured in the three years of his rule. As well as the removal of Styria, the elevation of Berthold VI, Graf von Andechs, in 1185 to duke of Meran contributed to the weakening of the formerly mighty dukedom of Bavaria. Otto I died on 11 July 1183 during a visit to Pfullendorf in Swabia, and was interred in the Benedictine abbey of Scheyern in Bavaria. In the White Hall of the Munich royal palace there are tapestries commemorating his deeds. Otto's successor was his son Ludwig 'der Kelheimer'.
REMARKS: Crusader
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