Hadmar I of Kuenring

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Who is Hadmar I of Kuenring?

Hadmar I. of Kuenring, died 27 May 1138, was a nobleman from the Kuenring family in Ostarrîchi.

He was the son of Nizzo of Krems-Gars, who was burgrave on the Babenberg castles of Krems and Gars.. His name is first mentioned in 1125.

Hadmar had Kühnring castle constructed and was the first member of the family to style himself "of Kuenring“.

Later in his life, Hadmar also founded Dürnstein castle, where Richard I of England was imprisoned after being captured near Vienna by Leopold V, Duke of Austria, in 1192.

In 1138, Hadmar founded Zwettl Abbey. He died without issue in the same year and is buried in Göttweig Abbey.

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on July 23, 2013

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