Person:Godfrey II, Count of Leuven (1)

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Godfrey II , Count of Leuven
b.abt 1110
d.bet abt 11 Nov and 31 Dec 1142
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Name Godfrey II , Count of Leuven
Alt Name Godfrey Duke Of LORRAINE, II
Alt Name Duke Of Lorraine Godfrey //, II
Alt Name Count Godfrey II of Leuven
Alt Name Godefroi , Duke de Brabant II
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1105
Birth? abt 1110
Marriage 1139 Louvain, Brabant, Belgiumto Luitgarde of Sulzbach
Death[2] bet abt 11 Nov and 31 Dec 1142
Burial[2] Leuven, Brabant, Belgiuméglise collégiale de Saint Pierre


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Godfrey II (c. 1110 – 13 June 1142) was the count of Louvain, landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139. He was the son of Godfrey I and Ida of Chiny. He was also the duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also margrave of Antwerp, by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran.

He was first associated with his father in 1136, when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany, who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg, who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence. He was buried in St. Peter's Church in Louvain.

He married Luitgarde, daughter of Berengar II of Sulzbach and sister of Gertrude von Sulzbach, wife of Conrad III of Germany, and Bertha, wife of Manuel I Comnenus, the emperor of Byzantium. He was succeeded by his son Godfrey III in both the counties and the duchy.

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References
  1.   Godfrey II of Leuven, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 GODEFROI de Louvain, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.