Eberhard I, Count of the Mark

Eberhard I, Count of the Mark

Eberhard's coat of arms
Spouse(s) Irmgard of Berg
Mary of Loon


Noble family House of La Marck
Father Engelbert I, Count of the Mark
Mother Cunigonde of Blieskastel
Born c.1255
Died 1308

Eberhard I (c.1255–1308) was a German nobleman. He was Count of the Mark from 1277 until his death. He was the son of Engelbert I, Count of the Mark en Cunigonde of Blieskastel.

In 1277, Count Herman of Lohn abducted Eberhard's father Count Engelbert I, Count of the Mark near Tecklenburg and imprisoned him in the Castle of Bredevoort, where he later died. In 1278 Eberhard took revenge and conquered the castle.

Eberhard also participated in the alliance against the Electorate of Cologne and gained the independence of the County of Mark from the Archbishop of Cologne after the victory in the Battle of Worringen in 1288. He also obtained Brakel, Westhofen and Waltrop.

Marriage and children

Eberhard married with:

Eberhard I, Count of the Mark
Born: c.1255 Died: 1308
Preceded by
Engelbert I
Count of the Mark
Succeeded by
Engelbert II
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