Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Habsburg Austrian Royals----

Duke of Austria, Duke of Styria, German King 1314-1330

Son of: Husband of: Isabel de Aragon. (1305-1330)

His lovers were:
Unnamed mistress.

Natural offspring:
a. Friedrich, a priest at Gross Weikersdorf 1331
b. Friedrich, a priest at Modling 1334
c. Offmei, a priest at Tulin, fl 1319/27.

Duke of Austria & Styria 1330-1339; Duke of Carinthia, Carniola & South Tyrol 1335-1339.

1. Elisabeth von Bayern (1306-1330) mar 1325, daughter of Stephan I von Bayern & Judith von Schweidnitz

2. Anna of Bohemia (1323-1338) mar 1335, daughter of John the Blind of Bohemia.

" . . . Rudolph had a son Albert who became Emperor, and had four sons. Of these four, Frederick the Handsome, attempted in vain to make himself Emperor, but I need not speak more of him for there was nothing original or marked about him, whereas his brother Herzog Otto der Frohliche, or Rosenbekranzte---Duke Otto the Gay, or Crowned with Roses---is obviously a true Viennese. The story about Duke Otto is this. His elder brother, Frederick , he who had attempted to make himself Emperor, had been defeated and put in prison. On his release (1325) he gave a grand banquet in the castle of Vienna, to thank all those who had stood by him in his trouble. In addressing his brother Otto, he called him the ornament of the German nobility for his spirit and boldness, and bade him ask for some gift as a reward. There chanced to be standing at the door, listening, a girl with a wreath of roses on her head. Otto beckoned to her, took the wreath from her, put it on his own head, and said: 'I want but little; for my reward I only will take this wreath as a symbolical token of my gay spirits (Frohsinn) which I would not exchange for land or titles. It shall be my ornament all my life, and when my heart stops beating, please lay it on my grave.' Frederick replied, 'You are indeed the gayest man in Austria, and from now on you shall be called der Rosenbekrantze, the Man of the Rose Garland.'"

His lover was:
Unnamed mistress.

Natural offspring: 
a. Otto (d.1330)
b. Leopold (d.1330)
c. Johann (d.1338)
d. Leopold (d.1338)
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Rudolf I of Germany
German King 1273-1291
Duke of Austria 1276-1282
Duke of Styria 1276-1282.

Husband of: 
1. Gertrud von Hohenberg (1225-1281) mar 1245
2. Isabelle de Bourgogne (1270-1323) mar 1282.

His lover was:
Unnamed mistress.

Natural offspring:
Albrecht von Schenkenberg, Count of Lowenstein (d.1304) mar Liutgard von Bolanden (d.1324/25), mar 1284.
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Sigismund von Tyrol, c1470

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Sigismund and his wives
Husband of:
1. Eleanor of Scotland mar 1449, daughter of James I of Scotland.
Katharina von Sachsen-Luneburg

2. Katharina von Sachsen-Luneburg mar 1484, daughter of Albrecht von Sachsen.

"After the death of his first wife the fifty-six-year-old widower Siegmund married Catherine of Saxony, who was just sixteen, in 1484. The marriage of these two mismatched individuals was joyless and remained without issue. A telling sign of this was the affair of her alleged scheme to poison her husband, although this was in fact a wicked rumour started by one of Siegmund's numerous mistresses. After Siegmund's death Catherine contracted another marriage, this time to the duke of Brunswick." (The World of the Habsburgs)

His lovers were:
Numerous mistresses.
"While Siegmund left no legitimate hers, popular legend credits him with having sired some fifty illegitimate offspring." (The World of the Habsburgs)

Friedrich II von Celje (1379-1454)
Count of Celje; Ban of Croatia, Slavonia & Dalmatia

Son of: Hermann II von Celje & Anna von Schauberg.

Husband of:

1. Elizaveta Frankepan (d.1422) mar 1405, daughter of Stjepan I Frankopan & Caterina di Carrara

2. Veronica von Desnic, mar 1422.

His lovers were:

1) Veronica Desnic (d.1425)

" . . . Through the influence of Barbara, Frederick was allowed to leave court; he returned to Slavonia and married his beloved Veronica. The Frankapans were pressuring Sigismund to tale action, and Frederick's father, Herman II, was also furious at Frederick for marrying Veronica; so, when Sigismund finally responded to the complaints and sentenced Frederick to death in absentia, his father seized him, incidentally saving his life, and put him in a dungeon, where he remained until 1429. Herman's anger against Veronica simmered for a while until, unable to repress it, he brought her to trial as a witch; found guilty, she was drowned in a fishing pond under the castle of Celje. . . ." (Fine: 496)

" . . . Friedrich left Elisabeth in 1412 for his mistress Veronika Desinic, according to popular belief, reputed belle from Zagorje in northern part of Croatia. His father, together with the Frankopans tried for eight years to reconcile them, but without success. Elisabeth met at last in 1422 in a castle at Krapina, but on the first night Elisabeth died a violent death, probably slain by Friedrich by knife. . . ." (Ibler: 4)

" . . . Count Frederic bestowed his affections on a fascinating mistress, Veronica of Desnitz. The Countess separated from her husband; an arrangement which is said to have lasted eight years, when some officious friends thought it their duty to bring the couple together again. The wife yielded, exclaiming even when she consented to return, ;Good Lord and God! what means this friendship? I know that I shall be found dead to-morrow by the side of my lord!' The next morning the Countess did not appear; the Count sent her maids to learn the reason; they found her in bed and a corpse. . . ." (Higgins: 160)

" . . . Count Frederick presided there in our time. A man excessively prone to lust, he was once infatuated with a mistress called Veronica, and with his own hand murdered his lawful wife, a descendant of the counts of Croatia. However,his father, Herman---such is the justice of the powerful!---drowned his mistress in a stream. Frederick stole wives from their husbands at random, abducted bevies of girls to the palace, treated his subjects like slaves, robbed churches of their property, and procured forgers, poisoners, soothsayers, and necromancers from all parts. In the year of Jubilee (1450), when he was ninety, he went to Rome to obtain indulgences but showed no improvement upon his return. When he was asked what good Rome had done him, since he had relapsed into his old habits, he said, 'My shoemaker, too, after seeing Rome returned to sewing gaiters.'." (Europe c1400-1458: 124)

"Frederick's father was Herman II of Cilli (d.1435), the ban of Slovenia and father-in-law of Emperor Sigismund. The unfortunate Veronica survived her rival by seven years only to be accused of witchcraft by Herman and drowned in 1429. Herman's action against Veronica was intended to stave off a full scale feud between the Cilli and Frankopan families. . . ." (Europe c1400-1458: 124) 

2) Unknown mistress.