Friedrich IX. (Hohenzollern)

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Friedrich IX. von Hohenzollern († 1377/9), called the old man or the black count , was a count of Hohenzollern .


Counties of Hohenzollern around 1370

Friedrich was the older son of Count Friedrich VIII of Zollern and in 1339 followed his older brother Fritzli II as Count of Hohenzollern.

He concluded a seniority contract for Zollern-Zollern on July 27, 1342 with the Schalksburg line . It was determined that the oldest of the two lines Zollern-Zollern and Zollern-Schalksburg should decide on the allocation of the Zollern manlehen . Friedrich commanded a larger military force and therefore became captain of the Lion League , an important aristocratic association.

In 1344 he divided the country with his younger brother Friedrich , known as the Strasbourger , and founded the black count line. The line died out again in 1412 with Friedrich X. Members of his brother's Strasbourg line later provided the counts and princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Hohenzollern-Hechingen .


In 1341 Friedrich married Adelheid († after 1385), daughter of Count Burchard V von Hohenberg-Wildberg, with whom he had the following children:

  • Friedrich X. , the younger Black Count († 1412), Count of Hohenzollern
∞ Countess Anna von Hohenberg († 1421)
  • Adelheid († 1415)
∞ Johann von Stralenberg († 1408)
  • Friedrich Ostertag I. († 1407/10)
  • Anna († 1418), nun in Königsfeld
  • Sophia († 1418), nun in Stetten

See also


  • Count Rudolph Stillfried-Alcántara, Traugott Maercker: Hohenzollerische Forschungen , C. Reimarus, 1847, p. 178 ff.
  • EG Johler: History, geography and local history of the sovereign German principalities of Hohenzollern, Hechingen and Sigmaringen. Stettin'sche Buchhandlung. Ulm 1824, e-book
  • Gustav Schilling: History of the House of Hohenzollern in genealogically continuous biographies of all its rulers from the oldest to the most recent times, according to documents and other authentic sources. Fleischer, Leipzig 1843, e-book

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The legislation for the Hohenzollern countries since their union with the Crown of Prussia: in addition to the related state treaties, historical reviews, overview of the genealogy, authorities and literature of the Hohenzollern history and regional studies , Wolff, 1857, p. 7 ( Digitized )