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Encyclopedia > Oda von Haldensleben

Oda von Haldensleben (sometimes "Ote"; before 978 - 1023) was the daughter of the Margrave of the North March, Theoderich (or Dietrich). By most accounts, she was a nun who was abducted by Polans Duke Mieszko I from a cloister at Kolbe. Events The Judge-Governor of Sevilla takes advantage of the disintegration of the caliphate of Córdoba and seizes power as Abbad I, thus founded the Abbadid dynasty. ... Margrave is the English and French form (recorded since 1551) of the German title Markgraf (from Mark march and Graf count) and certain equivalent nobiliary (princely) titles in other languages. ... The Northern March within the Empire, 10th century. ... Dietrich or Theodoric of Haldensleben (also Theoderic[h]; died 985) was the first Margrave of the Nordmark from 965 until his deposition in 983. ... For other uses, see Nun (disambiguation). ... In the Early Middle Ages there were two separate Slavic tribes bearing the name of Polans: Polans, an Eastern Slavic tribe living in the area of Dnieper river Polans, an Western Slavic tribe living in the area of Warta. ... Reign ca. ... Cloister of Saint Trophimus, in Arles, France A cloister (from latin claustrum) is a part of cathedral, monastic and abbey architecture. ...


Oda and Mieszko I, ruler of the Polans, were married in 980; they and their sons appear as Ote and Dago(me) in a document known as the Dagome iudex. There is no document itself, but a reference to it in a church book some 80 years later makes reference to this. It is thus assumed to be one of the earliest Polish legal documents, and is a principal source for this portion of the history of Poland under the Piast Dynasty. In the Early Middle Ages there were two separate Slavic tribes bearing the name of Polans: Polans, an Eastern Slavic tribe living in the area of Dnieper river Polans, an Western Slavic tribe living in the area of Warta. ... Dagome iudex is the name applied to one of the earliest documents supposedly relating to Poland, which refers to Dago/Dagr of the Norwegian Daglingers, (who was later called Mieszko I), and his wife Oda in 991, placing the land of the Polans with its capital, Gniezno, under the protection... This article is about a Polish dynasty. ...


Shortly before his death Mieszko I gifted their territory to Pope John XV and received it as a fief of the pope in this Dagome iudex. This document indexes the lands of (Mieszko), referred to as "Dagome" in the document, and his wife "Ote" and her sons by him. Another son, Boleslaw I of Poland, is not mentioned, perhaps to insure Oda and her sons territory to them (by papal protection) because as it turned out, upon his fathers death Boleslaw did expel Oda and her sons in order to claim all territory for himself. John XV, pope from 984 to 996, generally recognized as the successor of Boniface VII, the pope John who was said to have ruled for four months after John XIV, being now omitted by the best authorities. ... Dagome iudex is the name applied to one of the earliest documents supposedly relating to Poland, which refers to Dago/Dagr of the Norwegian Daglingers, (who was later called Mieszko I), and his wife Oda in 991, placing the land of the Polans with its capital, Gniezno, under the protection... Reign 992 — 1025. ...


Children

Oda and Mieszko I had three known sons:

  • Mieszko Mieszkowic - father of Dytryk Mieszkowic.
  • Świętopełk Mieszkowic
  • Lambert Mieszkowic

Sources

  • Schwennicke, Detlev. Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1978.

External links

  • Her listing in Medieval lands by Charles Cawley, "the encyclopaedia of territories in the medieval western world and the royal and noble families which ruled them"

 
 

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