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Luitpoldings

The Luitpoldings were a medieval dynasty which ruled the German stem duchy of Bavaria from some time in the late ninth century off and on until 985. The progenitor of the family was Margrave Luitpold of Bavaria (d. 907), possibly a descendant of the Early medieval Huosi noble family and maybe related to the Imperial Carolingian dynasty by Emperor Arnulf's mother Liutswind. Under the rule of the royal Ottonian dynasty his sons and grandsons became Bavarian dukes:

Luitpold, Margrave of Carinthia and Upper Pannonia, Count in the Nordgau, died at the Battle of Pressburg

  • Arnulf the Bad, Duke of Bavaria from 907 to 937, had to accept the overlordship of King Henry the Fowler in 921
    • Eberhard, Duke of Bavaria from 937 to 938, deposed and banned by King Otto I of Germany
    • Arnulf II (913 – 954), Bavarian Count palatine from 938
      • Berthold of Reisensburg (930 – 999), Bavarian Count Palatine
    • Judith (925 – 985), married Henry I, younger brother of King Otto I, Duke of Lotharingia 939 – 940, Duke of Bavaria from 948 until his death in 955
  • Berthold, Duke of Bavaria upon the deposition of his nephew Eberhard in 938 until his death in 947
    • Henry III, Duke of Carinthia 976 – 978 and 985 – 989, Duke of Bavaria from 983 to 985

An affiliation with the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach is possible though not proven: Count palatine Arnulf II about 940 had a castle built at Scheyern, the later Counts of Scheyern, Bavarian Counts palatine from 1120, are rated as ancestors of the Wittelsbachs.

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