NameLuitolph Duke of Swabia
Birthabt 930, Swabia, Bavaria
Death6 Sep 957
Misc. Notes
"The duchy, bounded by the Rhine, the lake of Constance, the Leh and Franconia, was ruled by the counts of Raetia, one of
whom, Burkhard, took the title of duke in 917 and was recognized as such by King Henry I, the Fowler, in 919. On his
death in 926 he was succeeded by Hermann, a Franconian noble, who married his widow. When Hermann died in 948 Otto
the Great gave the duchy to his own son Ludolf, who had married Hermann's daughter Ida; but he reduced the ducal
privileges and appointed counts palatine to watch the royal interests. Ludolf revolted, and was deposed, and other dukes
followed in quick succession. During these years the Swabians were loyal to the kings of the Saxon house." - Encyclopaedia
Britannica, 1956, 21:628.
Birth934, Schwaben, Bavaria
ChildrenOtto (954-982)
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