The Traungau (also von Traungau ) were counts , margraves and dukes from the Otakare line who ruled Styria (Margraviate Steyer) from 1056 to 1192 . Today's Styria takes its name from the city of Steyr . Until 1180 (marrow) county , then duchy , its territory continued to change in expansion until 1918 , when it became a federal state . The Dukes of Traungau are among the co-founders of what is now Austria.
Origin and possessions
The von Traungau family originally came from Chiemgau . From 1055 their rule was in Traungau in what is now Upper Austria with its seat in Steyr.
Margraves and Dukes of Styria from the Otakare family (Traungauer)
- Otakar or Ottokar I. (* 1056, † 1075)
- Adalbero , the rough (* 1075; † 1082)
- Ottokar II (* 1082; † 1122)
- Leopold I , the Strong (* 1122, † 1129)
- Ottokar III. (* 1129- † 1164)
- Ottokar IV. (* 1163; † 1192), from 1180 duke , was heir and last in the line of the Traungau family, which is why the Babenberg Leopold V was determined as his successor at the Georgenberg hand-held festival
coat of arms
The coat of arms of the Traungau shows the so-called white panther ( heraldic animal) , which as the Styrian panther in green is today's coat of arms of Styria and the city of Steyr. The coats of arms of the municipalities of Enns and Mödling also show the white panther, as does the city of Graz , but crowned with gold. The municipal coat of arms of Kainbach bei Graz shows the panther as a coat of arms figure together with a lion.
- Heinz Dopsch : The Styrian Otakars. In: Gerhard Pferschy (Ed.): Becoming of Styria. The time of the Traungau. Festschrift for the 800th return of the elevation to the duchy (= publications of the Styrian State Archives. 10). Verlag Styria, Graz et al. 1980, ISBN 3-222-11281-9 , pp. 75-139.