The Lords of Kuenring

As with most ancient ancestor of the sexes, the person is in the dark, it is also the progenitor of the Kuenringe, Azzo of Gobatsburg case. At that time, the Ostmark devastated by the neighboring peoples and the land north of the Danube destroyed by fire and sword. Margrave Leopold turned this distress to his brother Poppo, the Archbishop of Trier for help. This equipped a numerous crowd handsome warriors and sent them under the command of his relatives in the Ostmark Azzo.

The Margrave delighted with the victory gained did not return home Azzo, but kept him at his court and overwhelmed him with honors and riches. He got the victory to his chief marshal gift and gave him one of the noblest women in marriage, begat three sons with Azzo: Anshalm, Nizzo und Adalbero (Tree) Mature high he died in 1100. So legend tells how the foundation book of the monastery Zwettl.

Of the Anshalm of in a document 1074 is called as a witness, is one of 1055 year of birth from. Like his father, he was also Ministeriale the Margrave and often stayed at whose court. As the wife runs the hall at a certain point of Klosterneuburg Truta, around the year 1120 her two maids and Dietmut Hildigund at this pin gave. She bore her husband a son named Azzo, but he died before his father.

The second son of Azzo was Nizzo, appearing in all documents without surnames. Received from the estates of the father he seems to Zwettl goods and on the Danube to have. Like his brother was at Nizzo donations often used as tools. Also the wife of Nizzo was called Truta, which is a closed deal demonstrates the widow of the year 1114, was the history of Kuenringe of great value, because it allows a glimpse into the family situation. Nizzo had several sons: I Hadamar. who founded the castle of Dürnstein and is considered the alleged builder of the same name and at the castle 27. More 1138 died, Pilgrim, Tree II. and Dietmar. Nizzo even before must 1114 be dead.

The third son Albero I. was the true ancestor of the later masters of Kuenring. It is believed, that it tends to 1118 died and was known by his five sons: Tree III., Henry I., Henry II, Rapoto und Otto, the particulars of the Book Foundation.

Tree III. Elisabeth was with a married and fathered two children with her: Hadamar II. and Gisela. The latter was married to Leutwin of Sunnberg. Albero died at an old age after his wife on 15. August 1182 and the chapter was the monks of Zwettl buried.

The third son of Henry II, also called Albero, But the “of Gundramsdorf” called. Like his brother Henry “of Zebing“, with which he is not to be confused. Rapoto kommt 1157 as a witness in a document before, through which a certain During, Ministerial of Duke Henry, the Metten Abbey is an estate near Perschling. Otto was named “of Gobatsburg” after he inherited the fortress. Besides the title of Gobatsburg Otto also led the “von Purchartstorf”.

The most powerful and most famous of the race was Hadamar II. His birth is expected in the first years of the fourth Decenniums 12. Century fall. Already in 1157 He is mentioned in a document for the transfer of a property at Stinkenbrunn at Klosterneuburg by Duke Henry Jasomirgott. As its ancestors, Hadamar was also worked tirelessly in the service of his country men, the Duke Henry II, Leopold V., Frederick I, and Leopold VI. From his father he inherited a handsome estate, he significantly by marriage and investiture of the Prince of page and other men increased.

He possessed the castles and fortresses to Weitra, Dürnstein, Aggstein, Zwettl, Kühnring, Zistersdorf, Gmünd and Hadmarstein, Furthermore, the goods to Eggenburg, Chalice village, Weissenbach, Axwald, Walprechtsdorf, Schweiggers, Sieben Linden, Schönau, Dürnbach, Rosenau, Wullersdorf, Mistelbach etc. Hadamar was married with Eufemia, a daughter of Henry the dog from Mistelbach.

His daughter Gisela received their inheritance in 1217, prior to his second pilgrimage, and she was married to Ulrich von Falkenberg. From the marriage of Hadamar II. come three sons, namely Albero IV, Hadamar III., and Henry III. He probably died on the journey to Split on 22. July 1217.

The Kuenringe died 1594 from. As heirs of Kuenringe apply the Liechtenstein, whose arms a part as "arms of the Chuenringe" represents.


Friess, Gottfried Edmund: The Lords of Kuenring. A contribution to the noble history of the Archduchy Austria, Vienna: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1874


The castle and its masters
Service, Heath: "Kuenring" in: New German Biography 13 (1982), S. 224 f. [Online version]

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