Judith of Babenberg

Judith of Babenberg
Marchioness of Montferrat

An imaginary portrait of Judith of Babenberg, painted by Hans Part in 1490, as part of the Genealogy of the Babenberg Ladies at Klosterneuburg Abbey, founded by her parents. The inscription misnames her husband as "Renier".
Spouse(s) William V of Montferrat


Noble family House of Babenberg (by birth)
House of Aleramici (by marriage)
Father Leopold III, Margrave of Austria
Mother Agnes of Germany
Born c. late 1110s/1120
Died After 1168

Judith of Babenberg (c. late 1110s/1120 after 1168), (Jutta, sometimes called Julitta or Ita in Latin sources), was a daughter of Agnes of Germany and her second husband Leopold III, Margrave of Austria. The chronicler Otto of Freising was one of her older brothers; Conrad III of Germany her half-brother. Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor was her nephew.

She married c. 1133 William V, Marquess of Montferrat, by whom she bore at least eight children. Of their five sons, four became prominent in the affairs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and of Byzantium:

And three daughters:

Judith was still living in 1168, but seems to have died before her husband went to the Kingdom of Jerusalem after their grandson Baldwin's coronation as King of Jerusalem in the 1180s.

See also


  1. Marco Bicchierai, Tegrimo Guidi, in Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, 61 (2004).
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