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Luitpold of Znojmo

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Spouse(s)  unknown
Mother  Wirpirk of Tengling
Parents  Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia
Father  Conrad I. Duke of Brno
Name  Luitpold, of
Children  Conrad II de Znojmo
Luitpold, Duke of Moravia, part of Znojmo
Noble family  Premyslid dynasty - cadet line Conradine
Buried  St. Procopius Basilica in Trebic
Died  March 15, 1112, Znojmo, Czech Republic
Grandchildren  Helen of Znojmo, Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia
Grandparents  Bretislaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Judith of Schweinfurt
Similar People  Helen of Znojmo, Bretislaus I - Duke of Bohemia, Judith of Schweinfurt

Luitpold of Znojmo (Czech: Litold znojemský, German: Luitpold von Znaim, Latin: Lutoldus Znoyemsis; died 15. March 1112) was the Duke of Moravia for twenty years - between 1092 and 1112. He was the first son and successor of Conrad I, of Brno (died 1092) and Wirpirk of Tengling. He did not succeed as half ruler of Moravia (diarch), for all half of Moravia (the west one) as his father Conrad I, but Brno was divided into two parts: Brno and Znojmo and Luitpold was co-ruler in this part with his brother Ulrich I. Duke of Brno. Both brothers together established a benedictine cloister and its St. Procopius Basilica in Třebíč and prepared as mausoleum for Brno-Znojmo branch House of Přemyslid.

Luitpold of Znojmo

He had long ruled over Moravia (as diarch in Brno) for 20 years, once interrupted by illegitimate regency: (1099-1100 by Bretislaus II)

By his marriage to a princess Ida of Austria (Ida of Babenberg) daughter of Leopold II, Markgraf of Austria and his wife Ida of Ratelberg, he had one son, the other children (if any), unknown.

  • Conrad, Duke of Moravia, part of Znojmo from 1125 to 1123 and from 1128 to his death in 1170
  • He was succeeded legitimately as prince of Znojmo by his son Conrad of Znojmo.

    Domestic policy

    Luitpold and Ulrich initially ruled in the Brno part (the western one) of the duchy of Moravia, until 1099 when they were evicted illegitimately by Bretislaus II. Later they enforced a return of the Brno part of the Moravian duchy - with the help of the Bavarian armed troops as well as indirect support by Emperor Henry IV (whom he visited in early February 1101 in Frankfurt) forced return of Brno, the Moravian duchy back, according to the principles of agnatic seniority. After they returned to the duchy of Brno, the brothers divided it into two subparts named Brno (principality) and Znojmo (principality), where they continued to reign in certain local territorial union. In 1104 they together founded a Benedictine abbey in Třebíč whose convent church of St. Procopius was intended as their own dynastic mausoleum where they were both buried.

    Emperor Henry IV gave to his brother Ulrich insignia of rank and banner (vexillum) for their reign in the duchy.

    All the Moravian lines of Přemysl dynasty as a whole were systematically associated with dynastic marriages with princesses of major royal and ducal dynasties, especially Árpád dynasty, Rurik dynasty, Piast dynasty, Nemanjić dynasty-senior line Vukanović, Babenberg dynasty and houses of bavarian monarchs, as it was the other way around (vice versa). Members of the Moravian dynasty were fully predisposed to take over the central throne (for both countries - Bohemia and Moravia) in Prague, under the principles of agnatic seniority.


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