Agnes Countess of Rhine, 21st Great-grandmother
Otto and Agnes
My 21st great-grandmother married into of the same family that brought us Mad King Ludwig
of Bavaria, who is one of my favorite characters in history. His fantastic castle
is the model for the one at Disneyland. Neushwanstein was opened to the public just weeks after the untimely demise of Ludwig, and is still a very popular tourist attraction in Germany. I have always wanted to see it, and now I feel inspired to make the trip.
Agnes of the Palatinate (1201-1267) was a daughter of Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine and his first wife Agnes, daughter of Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine. Agnes was Duchess of Bavaria by her marriage to Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria.
Agnes’ paternal grandparents were Henry the Lion and his second wife Matilda of England. Matilda was a daughter of Henry II of England and his celebrated queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Henry II was son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and his wife Matilda of the English.
Agnes was the youngest of three children born to her father by both of his marriages. Her father’s second wife also called Agnes was daughter of Conrad II, Margrave of Lower Lusatia. Agnes’ two elder siblings were: Irmgard, wife of Herman V, Margrave of Baden-Baden and her brother was Henry VI, Count Palatine of the Rhine.
Agnes married Otto II at Worms when he came of age in 1222. With this marriage, the Wittelsbach family inherited Palatinate and kept it as a Wittelsbach possession until 1918. Since that time also the lion has become a heraldic symbol in the coat-of-arms for Bavaria and the Palatinate.
In 1231 upon the death of Otto’s father, Louis I, Duke of Bavaria, Otto and Agnes became Duke and Duchess of Bavaria.
After a dispute with Emperor Frederick II was ended, Otto joined the Hohenstaufen party in 1241. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was married to Frederick’s son Conrad IV. Because of this, Otto was excommunicated by the pope.
Wthin thirty-one years of marriage, the couple had five children:
Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (13 April 1229, Heidelberg–2 February 1294, Heidelberg).
Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria (19 November 1235, Landshut–3 February 1290, Burghausen).
Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (c. 1227, Landshut–9 October 1273), married to:
(1)1246 in Vohburg to Conrad IV of Germany;
(2)1259 in Munich to Count Meinhard II of Gorizia-Tyrol, Duke of Carinthia.
Sophie (1236, Landshut–9 August 1289, Castle Hirschberg), married 1258 to Count Gerhard IV of Sulzbach and Hirschberg.
Agnes (c. 1240–c. 1306).
Otto died 29 November 1253. Agnes died fourteen years later in 1267. She is buried at Scheyern .
^ Agnes Welf
^ Medieval Lands, PALATINATE
Agnes Countess Of Rhein (1202 – 1267)
is my 21st great grandmother
Elisabeth Wittelsbach Duchess Bavaria (1227 – 1273)
daughter of Agnes Countess Of Rhein
Consort Elisabeth the Romans Carinthia (1263 – 1313)
daughter of Elisabeth Wittelsbach Duchess Bavaria
Albrecht Albert II ‘The Wise’ Duke of Austria Habsburg (1298 – 1358)
son of Consort Elisabeth the Romans Carinthia
Leopold III “Duke of Austria” Habsburg (1351 – 1386)
son of Albrecht Albert II ‘The Wise’ Duke of Austria Habsburg
Ernst I “Ironside” Archduke of Austria Habsburg (1377 – 1424)
son of Leopold III “Duke of Austria” Habsburg
Katharina Archduchess Austria Von Habsburg (1420 – 1493)
daughter of Ernst I “Ironside” Archduke of Austria Habsburg
Christof I VanBaden (1453 – 1527)
son of Katharina Archduchess Austria Von Habsburg
Beatrix Zahringen (1492 – 1535)
daughter of Christof I VanBaden
Sabine Grafin VonSimmern (1528 – 1578)
daughter of Beatrix Zahringen
Marie L Egmond (1564 – 1584)
daughter of Sabine Grafin VonSimmern
Richard Sears (1590 – 1676)
son of Marie L Egmond
Silas Sears (1638 – 1697)
son of Richard Sears
Silas Sears (1661 – 1732)
son of Silas Sears
Sarah Sears (1697 – 1785)
daughter of Silas Sears
Sarah Hamblin (1721 – 1814)
daughter of Sarah Sears
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Sarah Hamblin
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse
AGNES (-16 Nov 1267, bur Scheyern). The Notæ Sancti Emeranni record the marriage of “Otto dux Bawarie” and “filiam Heinrici palatine Rheni”. The Altahenses Annales name “Agnes ducissa Bawarie” when recording the birth of her son Ludwig.
m (Worms May 1222) OTTO von Bayern, son of LUDWIG I Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Ludmila of Bohemia (Kelheim 1206-Landshut 29 Nov 1253, bur Scheyern). Pfalzgraf bei Rhein 1228. He succeeded his father in 1231 as OTTO II “der Erlauchte” Duke of Bavaria.