Frederick VIII (Zollern)

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Friedrich VIII von Zollern († 1333 ), called "Ostertag" , was a Count of Hohenzollern .


Friedrich was the younger son of Count Friedrich VI. von Zollern from his marriage to Kunigunde (1265–1310), daughter of Margrave Rudolf I of Baden . After the death of his brother Friedrich VII , Friedrich VIII appeared as the ruling count in 1309 and ruled Zollern alone with the death of his nephew Fritzli I around 1313. When the country was divided with his brother, he founded the Hohenzollern line.

The count was described in old letters as a cheerful and philanthropic person. He enjoyed spending a lot of time with his family. Another author described him as a determined man of war. He participated in the major party struggles of his time, first on the side of Austria and finally on the side of Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria .


The name of Frederick VIII's wife has not been proven. From his marriage he had the following children:

  • Fritzli II. († 1355/9), Count of Zollern
  • Friedrich IX. , called the elder Black Count († 1377/9), Count of Hohenzollern, Black Counts Line
⚭ 1341 Countess Adelheid von Hohenberg († after 1385)
⚭ 1343 Countess Margarete von Hohenberg-Wildberg

Individual evidence

  1. Alexander von Daniels: Handbook of the German Empire and State Law History , Volume 2, Part 3, Laupp & Siebeck, 1863, p. 513
  2. See Reiner, p. 31


  • Count Rudolph Stillfried-Alcántara, Traugott Maercker: Hohenzollerische Forschungen , C. Reimarus, 1847, p. 172 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
  • J. Reiner: Genealogy of the High Princely House of Hohenzollern: A contribution to the history of the same , Stuttgart 1843 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

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Frederick VII Count of Hohenzollern
Frederick the Strasbourg