Adalbert, Margrave of Austria

Margrave of Austria

Adalbert the Victorious with Archbishop Poppo of Trier watching, Babenberger Stammbaum, Klosterneuburg Monastery, 1489–1492
Margrave 1018–1055
Predecessor Henry I
Successor Ernest
Spouses Glismod of West-Saxony
Frozza Orseolo


Family House of Babenberg
Father Leopold I
Mother Richardis of Sualafeldgau
Born c. 985
Died 26 May 1055(1055-05-26)
Melk, Austria

Adalbert (German: Albrecht, c. 985 – 26 May 1055), known as Adalbert the Victorious (German: Albrecht der Siegreiche), was the Margrave of Austria from 1018 until his death in 1055. He was a member of the House of Babenberg.[1]

Margrave of Austria

Adalbert the Victorious was the third son of Leopold the Illustrious and Richardis of Sualafeldgau. He succeeded as Margrave upon the death of his older brother, Henry I, Margrave of Austria.

As Margrave, he extended the eastern border of the then small Ostmark of Bavaria as far as the rivers Morava/March and Leitha and supported King Henry III in his battles against Hungary and Bohemia. He resided in the Lower Austrian Babenberg castle of Melk, where Melk Abbey was to develop later.

Marriage and Family

Adalbert married first Glismod of West-Saxony. They had no known children.

He married second Frozza Orseolo, who later took the name of Adelheid. She was the sister of Peter Urseolo of Hungary.[2] Frozza was the mother of:


Adalbert died on 26 May 1055 at Melk.

See also


  1. Lingelbach 1913, p. 89.
  2. Dümmerth Dezső: Az Árpádok nyomában. Panoráma Kiadó 1977.
  • Beller, Steven (2007). A Concise History of Austria. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521478861. 
  • Brooke, Z. N. (1938). A History of Europe: From 911 to 1198. London: Methuen & Company Ltd. ISBN 978-1443740708. 
  • Lechner, Karl (1976). Die Babenberger: Markgrafen und Herzoge von Österreich 976–1246. Vienna: Böhlau. ISBN 978-3205085089. 
  • Leeper, Alexander W. (1941). History of Medieval Austria. London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0404153472. 
  • Lingelbach, William E. (1913). The History of Nations: Austria-Hungary. New York: P. F. Collier & Son Company. ASIN B000L3E368. 
  • Pohl, Walter (1995). Die Welt der Babenberger. Graz: Verlag Styria. ISBN 978-3222123344. 
  • Rickett, Richard (1985). A Brief Survey of Austrian History. Vienna: Prachner. ISBN 978-3853670019. 
  • Wegener, Wilhelm (1965). Genealogischen Tafeln zur mitteleuropäischen Geschichte. Vienna: Verlag Degener. 

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