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The Lords of Stadeck ( Stadecker ), a ministerial family of the Styrian sovereigns, lived in the 13th and 14th centuries.



Wulfing / Wolfber, ancestor of Stubenberger was with the margravial Traun Gauern come into the expectant Styria and the widow Hartnids married here in a second marriage I of place , a high free Aribonen -Sprosses that brought a part of the huge Aribonenerbes into their marriage. Their son was Gottschalk "Schirling", who called himself from 1166 after his rule "von Neuberg / Neidberg "; his son Rudolf founded the Stadeck line in 1192:

Rudolf I.

Rudolf I (1192–1230) was the first to name himself after his castle Stadekke (Stadeck, Stattegg ) north of Graz. The weir construction was subsequently the headquarters of the Stadecker and also had to cover the transition "via the liver" into the Semriach basin. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the Burgstall was also called Entritz (Andritz). The fortress was described as desert as early as 1404, today there are only minor traces left. The south opening valley was head over St. Veit addition allodium the Stade thickener (a legacy from the Aribonenzeit to 1020) and was named Official Aigen . Incidentally, Rudolf was a servant of the Styrian Duke like his brother Erchenger von Landesere . We find Rudolf as witnesses at royal confirmations and donations to spiritual pens.


Of the four sons of Rudolf I, Ludwig embarked on a spiritual career and became abbot of Rein in 1226 . In 1244 he was commissioned by Pope Innocent IV, together with the abbots of Heiligenkreuz and Zwettl , to investigate the preconditions for the establishment of a Vienna diocese, which Duke Friedrich wanted. Even after Ludwig's death in 1246, the Stadeckers remained closely connected to this monastery: the names of most of the Stadeckers can be found in the Reiner Nekrolog.

Rudolf II "von Stadegge", minstrel

Representation of the "von Stadegge" in the Codex Manesse

Rudolf II. († 1261) and his brother Leutold I were joint witnesses in 1243 when some of the Huben under Burg Helfenstein (near Rein ) were donated by Salzburg Archbishop Eberhard von Regensberg to Rein monastery . He is often mentioned together with the minstrel and epic man Herrand von Wildonie . In 1246 he stayed with Archbishop Eberhard, in 1249 with the Salzburg electors Philipp von Spanheim . In 1250 he was found in Graz at the court of Count Meinhard von Görz , and in December 1260 at King Ottokar . Rudolf was last mentioned in 1261 at a court held by Wok von Rosenberg in Marburg , where the Pfannberger Helfensteiner possessions had to surrender to Rein. The second witness was Ulrich von Liechtenstein , the first witness, however, was Rudolf, whose Minnelieder were handed down under the name of Stadegge in the Paris song manuscript . It is reported that one Rudolf von Stadekke had Heinrich von Veldeke's Eneit copied.

Leutold I.

Leutold I († 1292), who, like Rudolf II, was married to Anna from the Seifrieds von Mahrenberg family, was governor in the service of Ottokar of Bohemia in Styria even before the Hungarian rule and, through his second marriage to Diemut, who Heir daughter Dietrich III. von Liechtenstein († 1278), castle and rule Rohrau win for his house. Until 1261, Leutold can usually be found together with Rudolf, from 1269 with Hartnid. In 1269 there was a comparison between the Spital im Cerewald ( Spital am Semmering ) and Erchenger II. And III. von Landesere, at which Leutold and Hartnid were also present. Wulfing von Stubenberg and Gottschalk von Neitperg also sealed the seal with the Stadecker brothers . The brothers had close relationships with their relatives, the Stubenberg family. Both are witnesses to the sale of the Kuenring 's castle Gutenberg and the bailiwick of Berchtesgaden and Seckau to the brothers Ulrich, Friedrich and Heinrich von Stubenberg in 1288 .

Hartnid I.

The fourth son of Rudolf I, Hartnid I (Hertneit, Hertneid, † 1295?), Was a co-conspirator of the Reiner Oath 1276, probably also in the interests of his brothers, because politically they all pulled together. At Christmas 1282 Leutold and Hartnid were at the Augsburg Reichstag , at which King Rudolf I enfeoffed his sons Albrecht and Rudolf with Austria and Styria. At the Styrian nobility uprising 1291/92 the Stadecker did not participate; Hartnid became Governor of Styria in the service of Duke Albrecht I (until 1299?) after the replacement of Abbot Heinrich von Admont , who was highly unpopular with the Styrian nobility . It should be noted here that all Stadecker were mostly loyal to the respective sovereign. As a result, Hartnid had to tame his namesake from Wildon ( Hartnid III. ) In 1294 , who had seriously damaged the sovereign and Admontese goods. The Stadecker was also involved in the punitive transplantation of Hartnid from Wildonie from Wildon to Eibiswald . Hartnid I. apparently died childless; his inheritance fell to the offspring of Leutold I.

Rudolf III., Hartnid II.

The sons of Leutold I, Rudolf III. (mentioned 1314–1338) and Hartnid II. (mentioned 1314–1336) mostly appear together. In 1314 Duke Friedrich the Handsome pledged Rudolf for 323 pounds and Albert von Pottendorf for 420 pounds pfennigs the tithes at Mürzzuschlag , Weißeneck, Rosseck , Anschau, Gessen, Emerswert and Muents. The Stadecker also led Salzburg fiefdoms in Styria; as a reward for their loyalty to their feudal lord transferred the brothers Archbishop Friedrich III. together with the Losensteiners Hartnid, Rudolf, Dietrich and Ludwig the Feste Freundsberg (Frondsberg, in Koglhof ; undated). In 1331, with the will of their housewives Ofmei and Guete, both brothers pledged the Hedweigsdorf estate ( Hartberg area ?) To the Hartberg judge Dietrich, after whose redemption in 1334 it was given to the Rein monastery.

Leutold II.

The son of Hartnids II. Leutold II. († 1367) continued the sex. We know important things about him from the lamentation for the dead of the educational and coat of arms poet Peter Suchewirt . Afterwards Leutold was in the military service of Duke Otto and King Ludwig of Hungary . It was about the fighting after 1335 over the Carinthian succession between Habsburg and King John of Bohemia. Also in 1351 Leutold fought as an ally of the Lords of Walsee and of Puchheim against the Bohemian Rosenbergs of Neuhaus. He then rushed to the aid of Duke Albrecht II , who had been besieging Zurich since the summer of 1351. Under Rudolf IV , he became governor of Krain in 1360 , replacing Konrad von Auffenstein . In 1361 he was already Land Marshal of Austria (document in which the Schaunbergers recognize the sovereignty of the Habsburgs (?)). From 1362 to 1363/64 he was the Styrian governor. He died in 1367. In addition to chivalrous bravery and appropriate women's service, Suchewirt praised him for his wisdom in the council, which he willingly granted to everyone, loyalty to the rule without false courtesy and generosity.


Leutold's II. Son Johann (Hans) († 1399) should be the last male Stadecker. His mother is believed to be one of Walsee's; this would explain the name and the favorable relationship with the Cillians . Johann appears in documents from 1367. In 1370 and 1380 we find him as a believer in the Austro-Styrian dukes Albrecht III. and Leopold III. In 1385 Hans donated a tithe for the parish church of St. Veit am Aigen "located ob Grecz on the Gegent an der Endricz" against an anniversary the next Monday after All Saints' Day and for the fact that every Sunday "vmb me and vmb all my fathers by name" prayed will. According to Weinhold, this every Sunday intercessory prayer was still common in his time (1860). In 1389 Johann received from Duke Albrecht III. Fiefs of Gotesprunn / Göttlesbrunn and Arbaistal / Arbesthal ; from 1396 until his death in 1399 he was governor of Styria.


In 1400 Duke Wilhelm von Habsburg enfeoffed his brother Ernst with the fallen Stadeck fiefs, but only on paper; because Johann's only daughter Gueta / Guta was lucky enough to have Count Hermann II of Cilli as a strong and shrewd guardian: he succeeded in declaring Rohrau as an imperial fiefdom and so his ward, which he passed on to Ulrich, son of Count Hugo von Montfort , married, to receive. He was also able to secure the rule of Stadeck (the castle was already desolate at that time), Teufenbach , Strallegg and Langenwang for Guta and her husband through his diplomatic skills.

The mortal remains of the Stadecker lie in the basement of the Church of St. Veit in Graz.

Master lists

Stubenberger apron

according to F. Posch et al .:

Wulfing / Wolfber († approx. 1160), 1130 Pöllau (?), Passail (?),
Oo I. NNw, daughter of Adalbero von Feistritz

A: Otto, 1160 from Stubenberg (Stubenberg Castle)
B: Wulfing von Stubenberg, prisoner of King Ottokar II in 1268.
A: Wulfing, 1173 Kapfenberg Castle (?)

oo II. NNw, widow of Hartnid I. von Ort († approx. 1147)

A: Gottschalk Schirling († approx. 1192), 1166 from Neuberg / Neitperg
B: Gottschalk the Younger from Neidberg (?)
B: Leutold von Neidberg (?)
B: Adelbert von Neidberg (?)
B: Rudolf I. von Stadekke (1192–1230)
B: Erchenger I. von Landesere (Erkenger von Landsee) († 1211)


according to K. Weinhold, J. Bergmann et al .:

A: Rudolf I. von Stadekke (1192–1230)
B: Ludwig, Abbot of Rein (1226–1246)
B: Rudolf II. (1243–1261), minstrel, oo Anna von Mahrenberg
C:? Friedrich (1263–1303)
D:? Gerhoch, 1325 pastor of Marburg
B: Hertneit / Hartnid I. (1269–1295?), Governor of Styria (1292–1299), oo Diemut von Veldesberg / Feldsberg , daughter of Alber von Velzperch
C: Alhaid (Adelheid)
C: Agnes
C: Preide (Brigida)
B: Leutolt I. (1243-1292), LH Styria. before 1255, oo I. Anna von Mahrenberg (?), oo II. Diemut von Rohrau (ad H. Liechtenstein )
C: Dietrich
C: Rudolf III. (1314, † before 1338), oo Ofmei / Euphemia von Pottendorf († after 1350), daughter of Konrad von Pottendorf
D: Rudolf IV. (1350–1370), oo Agnes von Puchheim , daughter of Heinrich von Puchheim and Elsbeth von Rauhenstein
C: Hertneit II. (1314–1336), oo Gueta / Guta von Walsee - Drosendorf , daughter of Heinrich von Walsee
D: Heinrich (1334)
D: Leutolt II. (1334, † March 20, 1367), LH Krain (1360), Land Marshal of Austria (1361), LH Styria. (1362–1363 / 64), oo NNw from Walsee (?)
E: Johann / Hanns (1367, † September 6, 1399), LH Styria. (1396–98), oo Anna von Neuhaus († after 1426)
F: Gueta / Guta († 13 September after 1412), oo 1402 Count Ulrich von Montfort-Bregenz- Pfannberg († 1419)
G: Hermann I. von Montfort-Pfannberg
G: Stephan
D: Dietrich (1334)
D: Elisabeth, oo Wolfgang von Winden
E: Burkart von Winden, oo Anna von Losenstein
A: Ulrich von Stadeck; described by Weinhold as “Rudolf's wrong brother” and eliminated from the genealogy; by other authors to be identical to the Archbishop of Salzburg Ulrich von Seckau († 1268).

coat of arms

The Stadecker (and Landesere) led a lion sent to robbery, which Peter suchtwirt tinged white in red. A flight of eagles lay on the helmet as a zimier.

Reign of Stadeck

The Aigen (Eigengut, later “Amt Aigen”) area of ​​the Stadeck rule is located on the northern outskirts of Graz, encompassed Andritz , Stattegg and Weinitzen and extended

from the "Schöcklschneid" ( ie the saddle west of the Schöckl summit ) in the north
to Austein (today Kalvarienberg) on ​​the Mur in the south and
from the mouth of the Dultbach in the Mur, southeast of Gratkorn in the west
to via Wenisbuch (then “Wernhartspuch”) in the east.

Property history according to F. Posch (see Aribo II. # Marriages and descendants ):

Royal gift of large parts of Eastern Styria to Count Palatine Hartwig II around 1020, which were split up in the course of inheritance divisions
Count Palatine Aribo II (relieved 1055, † 1102)
Hartnid von der Traisen, around 1080
Ernst von der Traisen, until 1136
Hartnid I. von Ort († before 1147), oo NNw
Widow Hartnids von Ort, oo Wulfing (von Stubenberg )
Gottschalk Schirling (from Neuberg / Neitperg near Hartberg from 1166 )
Rudolf von Stadeck 1192

Other possessions


  • Karl Weinhold : The Minnesinger von Stadeck and his family in meeting reports of the philosophical-historical class of the Imperial Academy of Sciences 35th volume, Vienna 1860
  • Joseph Bergmann: The last gentlemen of Stadeck and their heirs, ... in meeting reports ... Volume 9, Vienna 1853
  • Robert Baravalle: Styrian Castles and Palaces , Volume I, 1936
  • Fritz Posch: The settlement of the Grazer Boden and the foundation and earliest development of Graz in 850 years Graz , Ed. Wilhelm Steinböck, Styria 1978
  • Konrad Burdach:  Stadegge, v. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 35, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1893, pp. 356-358.
  • Norbert H. Ott:  The von Stadegge. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 24, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-428-11205-0 , p. 781 f. ( Digitized version ).

Web links

Individual evidence

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