Ottokar I. (Styria)

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Ottokar I , also Otakar († March 29, 1075 (?) In Rome ) was Count in Chiemgau and Margrave of the Carantan Mark .


Ottokar was a Traungauer , son of Otakar / Oci V. († 1020) and Willibirg, daughter of Arnold II of Wels-Lambach . In 1048 (?) He is attested as a count in Chiemgau . After the Counts of Wels-Lambach died out , he was Margrave of the Karantaner Mark from 1056, for whom the name Styria became common after his castle Steyr in Traungau . He was married to Willibirg von Eppenstein , possibly a daughter of Duke Adalberos of Carinthia . He was co-heir of the Wels-Lambach estates and, after 1056, Vogt von Lambach . He was also Vogt of Traunkirchen , Obermünster and Persenbeug and co-founder of Admont Abbey . He was also involved in founding the Garsten Abbey as a collegiate foundation .

His sons Adalbero (royal party) and Ottokar (papal party) fought each other in the investiture dispute . Margrave Adalbero fell in battle in 1082, and Ottokar became margrave.


  • Adalbero der Raue, Count im Ennstal († November 22, 1082; murdered)
  • Ottokar II. , 1082–1122 Margrave

See also


  • Karl Brunner : 907-1156. Duchies and Marches. From the Hungarian storm to the 12th century (= Herwig Wolfram (Hrsg.): Österreichische Geschichte. ). Ueberreuter, Vienna 1994, ISBN 3-8000-3521-9 .
  • Hans Pirchegger : History of Styria. Volume 1: Until 1283. (= General history of states. Dept. 3: German national histories. Work 12, 1). Pertes, Gotha 1920.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Walter Brandau, History of Styria, Graz 1966.
predecessor Office successor
Arnold II von Wels-Lambach and his son Gottfried von Pitten Margrave of Styria