Otto III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde

Otto III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde

Grave stone for Counts Otto III and Otto V (d. 1315) in Himmelkron Abbey
Spouse(s) Agnes of Truhendingen
Noble family House of Ascania
Father Herman II, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
Mother Beatrix of Andechs-Merania
Born 1244
Died June 1285
Buried Himmelkron Abbey in Himmelkron

Otto III. Weimar-Orlamünde, someimtes called Otto IV (1244 June 1285) was a German nobleman. He was a member of the House of Ascania and a titular Count of Weimar-Orlamünde. He was the ruling Count of Weimar and Lord of Rudolstadt and Plassenburg.


He was the son of Count Herman II and his wife, Beatrix of Andechs-Merania. In 1248, Otto III and his elder brother Herman III inherited the Franconian possessions of their maternal uncle Otto II. They divided their possessions, with Otto receiving Weimar, Rudolstadt and Plassenburg and Herman receiving Orlamünde.

On 29 December 1279, Otto III founded Himmelskron Abbey. He died in June 1285, and was buried in the collegiate church of the abbey.

Marriage and issue

Otto III was married to Agnes of Truhendingen (d. 13 May 1285). Together, they had the following children:


Otto III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde
Born: 1244 Died: June 1285
Preceded by
Herman II
Count of Weimar
Succeeded by
Otto IV

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