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  • Name SACHSEN, Bernard Von 
    Prefix Duke 
    Suffix II 
    Birth 995  Schweinfurt, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 29 Jun 1059  Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Jul 1059  St Michael, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 30 Oct 1996  FRANK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I46365  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Family SCHWEINFURT, Elica Von ,   b. Oct 1004, Schweinfurt, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this locationSchweinfurt, Franconia, Bavaria, Germanyd. 29 Jun 1059, Schweinfurt, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1020 
    Children 2 sons and 2 daughters 
    Family ID F16346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

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    • BIO: Duke of Saxony.

      ** from, as of 10/21/2014
      BERNHARD (after 990-29 Jun 1059, bur Lüneburg St Michael). The Annalista Saxo names "duce Bernhardo, filius eius Bernhardus" when recording his succession to his father in 1011 as BERNHARD II Herzog in Sachsen[318]. As "Bernard Duke of Westfalia", he signed the 1013 document of Heinrich II King of Germany under which the king renewed his settlement of a dispute over Gandersheim, listed first among the lay signatories[319]. The Annalista Saxon records that he rebelled against Emperor Heinrich in 1020, captured "Scalkesburh", but withdrew and was restored to his properties after the intercession of the empress[320]. "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" renewed the privileges of Kloster Fulda by undated charter, placed in the compilation with other charters dated 1020, witnessed by "Godifridi ducis, Berinhardi ducis, Thiederici ducis, Welphonis comitis, Cunonis comitis, Kunrati comitis, Ottonis comitis, Adilbrahtis comitis, Bobonis comitis, Friderici comitis, Bezilini comitis, Ezonis comitis palatini"[321], the order of witnesses presumably giving some idea of the relative importance of these named nobles at the court of Emperor Heinrich II at the time. Adam of Bremen records the death in 1059 of "Bernardus Saxonum dux"[322]. The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "29 Jun" of "Bernhardus dux"[323].

      m ([1020]) EILIKA von Schweinfurt, daughter of HEINRICH von Schweinfurt Markgraf der Nordgau & his wife Gerberga [von Hammerstein] ([1000]-10 Dec after [1055/56]). The Annalista Saxo names "Eilica…filia marchionis Heinrici de Suinvorde" as wife of "Bernhardus iunior"[324]. The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "10 Dec" of "Eila ducissa"[325].

      Duke Bernhard II & his wife had five children...

      ** from Wikipedia listing for Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, 10/21/2014
      Bernard II (c. 995 – 29 June 1059) was the Duke of Saxony (1011–1059), the third of the Billung dynasty, a son of Bernard I and Hildegard. He had the rights of a count in Frisia.

      Bernard expanded the powers of the duke in Saxony and is regarded as the greatest of the Billungers. He was originally a supporter of Emperor Henry II and he accompanied him into Poland and negotiated the treaty of Bautzen of 1018. In 1019–1020, he revolted and gained the recognition of the tribal laws of Saxony, something his father had just failed to do. He returned then to war with the Slavs (Obodrites and Lutici) and drew them into his sphere of power and influence through their leader, Godescalc (Gottschalk).

      He supported Conrad II in 1024 and his son Henry III, though he began to fear the latter for his closeness to the Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen, an inveterate enemy of the dukes of Saxony. Though he was a critical ally of the Danes, so fundamental to Henry's wars in the Low Countries, Bernard was on the brink of rebellion until the death of Adalbert. The remainder of his reign, however, was quiet.

      In 1045, he erected the Alsterburg in Hamburg. He died in 1059 and was succeeded without incident by his son Ordulf. He is buried in the Church of Saint Michael in Lüneburg.

      Issue of Bernard II, Duke of Saxony and Eilika of Schweinfurt
      Bernard II, Duke of Saxony married to Eilika of Schweinfurt, daughter of Henry of Schweinfurt. They had:

      Gertrude of Saxony (c. 1030 – August 4, 1113), married: Floris I, Count of Holland, married (secondly): Robert I, Count of Flanders
      Ordulf, Duke of Saxony (c. 1020 – March 28, 1072), married: Ulfhilde or Wulfhilde of Norway (c. 1023 – May 24, 1070), daughter of Saint & King Olaf II (St.Olaf) of Norway & Astrid of Sweden
      Ida of Saxony, married: Albert III, Count of Namur.

      ** from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Medieval Civilization (A. Grabois), p 112--
      Bernard II, of Saxony (d. 1059) Duke of Saxony (1011-59) and son of Bernard I. His rule was initially obstructed by powerful vassals, who controlled a large part of the duchy, but an alliance with the bishops helped him restore his authority in East Saxony. Bernard's rule of the Salvs there and their ready acquiescence brought him into conflict with Adalbert of Bremen, who led a missionary group from his archbishopric to the Slavs of northern Europe and and the Baltic in an attempt to win their loyalty. From 1044 on, the conflicts between Adalbert and Bernard worsened leading in turn to friction between Bernard and Emperor Henry III, Adalbert's protege. These prolonged antagonisms led the duchy into a period of decline from which it recovered on after Bernard's death in 1059.

      Bernard II de Saxe, né en 995 et mort en 1059, règne sur le duché de Saxe de 1011 à 1059.

      Fils de Bernard Ier de Saxe et de Hildegarde de Stade, Bernard II de Saxe épouse en 1020 Eilika (nl), fille de Henri de Schweinfurt. Quatre enfants sont issus de cette union :

      Ordulf de Saxe, duc de Saxe

      Gertrude de Saxe (†1113), épouse en 1050 le comte Florent Ier de Hollande (†1061), veuve elle épouse en 1063 le comte Robert Ier de Flandre
      Hermann de Saxe (†1086)
      Ida de Saxe (1035-1102), elle épouse en 1055 Frédéric de Basse-Lotharingie. Veuve en 1065, elle épouse la même année Albert III de Namur (postérité)
      Bernard II de Saxe appartient à la dynastie des Billung.

      SURNAME: Also shown as Billung

      GIVEN NAMES: Also shown as Bernard

      AFN: Merged with a record that used the AFN 9HMQ-C7

      ID: Merged with a record that used the ID 20531^2.2838

      BURIAL: Also shown as Buried St. Michaels Monastary, Lüneburg, Germany.