Eberhard I, Count of Berg-Altena

Politician

1140 – 1180

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Who was Eberhard I, Count of Berg-Altena?

Eberhard IV of Berg, count of Altena, son of Adolf IV, Count of Berg and Altena.

He married Adelheid von Arnsberg, a daughter of Heinrich I count von Arnsberg and Ermengarde von Freusburg.

He inherited the eastern territorium of County of Berg and became the 1st count of Altena from 1161, and Vogt of Werden and Cappenberg. His territories were later divided between his sons Arnold of Altena and Friedrich I of Altena.

He left issue:

⁕Oda, married to Simon count von Tecklenburg. They had issue:

⁕Otto II count von Teklenburg and

⁕Oda von Tecklenburg;

⁕Arnold of Altena, 1st count of Isenberg;

⁕Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Cologne from 1193 until 1205, and between 1212 and 1214;

⁕Friedrich I of Altena.

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Born
1140
Parents
Children
Religion
  • Christianity
Nationality
  • Germany
Died
Jan 23, 1180

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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