Conrad II, Margrave of Lusatia

Conrad II, Margrave of Lusatia
Spouse(s) Elisabeth of Poland
Noble family House of Wettin
Father Dedi III, Margrave of Lusatia
Mother Matilda of Heinsberg
Born before 1159
Died 6 May 1210(1210-05-06)
Buried Wechselburg Priory

Margrave Conrad II of Lusatia, also known as Margrave Konrad II of Landsberg (before 1159 6 May 1210), was a member of the House of Wettin. He was Count of Eilenburg and Margrave of Lusatia from 1190 until his death. From 1207, he was also Count of Groitz and Count of Sommerschenburg. He was a son of Margrave Dedi III and his wife, Matilda of Heinsberg, the heiress of Sommerschenburg.


Conrad inherited the March of Lusatia and the County of Eilenburg when his father died in 1190. In 1207, he inherited the Counties of Groitz and Sommerschenburg from his brother Dietrich.

In 1195, Emperor Henry VI dissolved the March of Meissen after the death of Margrave Albert I. This made Conrad the highest-ranking nobleman in the area, and the most senior member of the House of Wettin.[1]

In 1196, Conrad travelled via Italy to the Holy Land to participate in the Crusade of Emperor Henry VI. In 1198, he returned home, again via Italy. In 1207, he organized a Landtag at Delitzsch Castle.

Conrad died on 6 May 1210 and was buried in the Wechselburg Priory. His wife Elisabeth was buried in Dobrilugk Abbey. Since he had no male heirs, his territory passed to his cousin Theodoric I, who had been appointed Margrave of Meissen when the March of Meissen was reinstated by Emperor Otto IV in 1198. After 1210, there no longer was a separate Margrave of Lusatia. Instead, Lusatia was held by the Margraves of Meissen, then the Margraves of Landsberg, then divided between Bohemia and Brandenburg.

Marriage and issue

He married Elisabeth (Elżbieta) of Poland (c.1152 2 April 1209), who was a daughter of Mieszko III the Old, the High Duke of Poland, and widow of Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia (d. 1180). He had three children with her:[2]




  1. Timeline on page 32 of Jürgen M. Pietsch and Uwe Grüning: Doppelkapelle St. Crucis Landsberg, Edition Schwarz-Weiß, Leipzig, 2002, p. 32. ISBN 3-00-009297-8
  2. The yearbook of Lower Saxon History, vol. 43-44, Hildesheim, 1971, p. 167, disagrees. It mentions only Matilda and Agnes.
Conrad II, Margrave of Lusatia
Born: before 1159 Died: 6 May 1210
Preceded by
Dedi III
Margrave of Lusatia
Succeeded by
Theodoric I
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