Ekkehard I. von Scheyern

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Ekkehard I. von Scheyern (* around 1052; † after 1101 in Asia Minor ) was Count von Scheyern , founder of the Fischbachau monastery , Vogt of Freising and Weihenstephan .



Ekkehard I von Scheyern was a son of Otto I von Scheyern and Haziga von Diessen and brother of Bernhard I von Scheyern , Otto II von Scheyern and Arnold I von Scheyern .

Other names

Depending on the source, it is also called Eckhard, Eckhart, Ekard, Hecard , Herzog Bundschuh or Eckhardus II .


In 1064 he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land , which was quite common at the time . He joined a group of important personalities. These included Archbishop Siegfried von Mainz , Bishops Günther von Bamberg , Otto von Riedenburg and Wilhelm I von Utrecht . On the way the pilgrims were exposed to many attacks and reached through the use of I. Ekkehard Jerusalem . It is reported that he gathered the absent-minded pilgrims by putting his large boots with red straps on his lance and using them as a banner . This gave him the nickname Graf with the Bundschuh . He was one of the few pilgrims who reached Germany again.

When he returned to Germany, he is said to have built the village of Ried . The Bundschuh can be seen in the city's coat of arms .

Ekkehard I. became Vogt of Freising and Vogt of Weihenstephan after his father's death around 1074.

When the call for the first crusade began in 1096 , Ekkehard I and his brother Otto II volunteered to participate. Around 1101 he set out for Palestine again and did not return to his homeland. His brother Otto II returned to his homeland.


Ekkehard I married Richgard von Krain-Orlamünde, a daughter of Margrave Ulrich I and Sophia of Hungary . The marriage had three children:

He was the progenitor of Ludwig IV, among others .


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  • Hans Constantin Faußner: On the early days of the Babenbergs in Bavaria and the origin of the Wittelsbachers: a chapter of Bavarian-Austrian history from a legal historical perspective , Thorbecke Jan Verlag, 1990
  • Graphics Family tree of the Counts of Scheyern-Wittelsbach-Dachau-Valley from the lecture Prof. Schmid: Bavaria in the late Middle Ages WS 1996/97 [1]
  • Hans-Michael Körner : Large Bavarian Biographical Encyclopedia , Walter de Gruyter , 2005, p. 418

Individual evidence

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  2. a b c Tales from Bavarian history . Verlag der literarisch-artisticischen Anstalt, 1844 ( google.de [accessed on January 30, 2018]).
  3. a b Munich youth papers: 1858 . Schnell & Steiner, 1858 ( google.de [accessed on January 29, 2018]).
  4. a b Johann Heinrich von Falckenstein: Complete stories of the old, middle and modern times of the great duchy and former Kingdom of Bavaria: written in three parts. What is the history and gender of the ancient, most noble Herzogl. and the Electoral House of Bavaria, whose origins, excellent and famous deeds, endowed monuments and monuments, also other highly praiseworthy things, besides that of Duke Arnulphi male dicti mali, and especially Duke Ottonis M. times, bit on the present day Strange day in Bavaria, both in the ecclesiastical and secular regiments, has happened and has occurred, presented, dealt with and explained with various genealogical tables ... 3 . Crätz, 1763 ( google.de [accessed January 30, 2018]).
  5. Rupert Leiß: The Scheyrer Cross or thorough instruction on the part of the true cross of Christ that has been kept at Scheyern Monastery in Upper Bavaria for around 700 years: together with an appendix of times of day, masses, litany, hymns, devotion to the Way of the Cross and other prayers . Kremer, 1871 ( google.de [accessed January 30, 2018]).