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Welf II, Count of Swabia

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Noble family  Elder House of Welf
Spouse  Imiza of Luxembourg
Mother  Ita of Ohningen
Buried  Weingarten Abbey
Grandparents  Rudolfo de Altdorf
Name  Welf Count

Welf II, Count of Swabia
Father  Rudolf II, Count of Altdorf
Died  March 10, 1030, Bodman-Ludwigshafen, Germany
Parents  Rudolf II, Count of Altdorf
Children  Welf, Duke of Carinthia, Kunigunde of Altdorf
Great grandchildren  Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria, Kunizza of Bavaria, Welf II, Duke of Bavaria

Grandchildren  Welf I, Duke of Bavaria

Welf II (c.960/70 - died 10 March 1030) was a Swabian count and a member of the Elder House of Welf.


He was a younger son of Count Rudolf II and Ita, a daughter of Duke Conrad I of Swabia of the Conradine dynasty.

Welf opposed the election of the Salian count Conrad II as King of the Romans in 1024 because it did not suit his interests, but he had to eventually relent. The next year he joined a rebellion launched by the Babenberg duke Ernest II of Swabia, but finally submitted in 1027.

In the 1020s, Welf feuded with the Augsburg and Freising bishops; he pillaged the treasury of Bishop Bruno of Augsburg, and sacked the city of Augsburg.

Welf II was married to Imiza, daughter of Count Frederick of Luxembourg. With Imiza, Welf had at least two children:

  • Welf, Duke of Carinthia (Welf III; d. 1055)
  • Kunigunde of Altdorf (also called Chuniza; c. 1020 – 31 August 1054)
  • Welf died in 1030 and was buried at Altdorf.


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