Gottfried von Hohenlohe

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Gottfried von Hohenlohe
Hochmeister coat of arms of Gottfried von Hohenlohe

Gottfried von Hohenlohe (* 1265 ; † November 5, 1309 in Mergentheim ) was the 14th Grand Master of the Teutonic Order .


He was the son of Kraft von Hohenlohe and Willeborg von Wertheim . One of his ancestors is a former Grand Master Heinrich von Hohenlohe , a brother of his grandfather.

Gottfried was elected in Venice on May 3, 1297 after the order was expelled from the Holy Land . He was quickly caught up in the conflict between the Order and the Bishop of Riga . Bishop Johannes von Schwerin died in Rome in 1300 when Pope Boniface VIII wanted to settle the dispute. The loss of the Order's possessions near Venice and Naples in 1303 led to his overthrow: on October 18, 1303 he signed his resignation in Elblag . He got the Deutschordensballei Franken and retired to Mergentheim . The procedure was controversial within the Order, especially as he soon after his resignationrevoked. He was considered a Grand Master by many knights until his death in 1309. He was buried in Marburg .


  • Kurt Forstreuter:  Gottfried von Hohenlohe. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 6, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1964, ISBN 3-428-00187-7 , p. 665 ( digitized version ).
  • Werner Uhlich: The contribution of Grand Masters Konrad and Siegfried von Feuchtwangen to the history of the Teutonic Order . In: Feuchtwanger Heimatgeschichte 2 , Feuchtwangen 1990, pp. 9–142, here pp. 85–94 ( The office of high master in the context of the dispute with Gottfried von Hohenlohe ).

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Individual evidence

  1. Cf. Max Pollux Toeppen: History of Prussian Historiography. Hertz, Berlin 1853. p. 268
  2. See August von Kotzebue: Preussens Older History. Chapter 13 Gottfried von Hohenlohe. Hartmann, Riga 1808. p. 86 ff.
  3. See Bodo HechelhammerFeuchtwangen, Siegfried von. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 29, Bautz, Nordhausen 2008, ISBN 978-3-88309-452-6 , Sp. 429-431.