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Adolf IV, Count of Berg

Adolf IV
Count of Berg
PredecessorAdolf III
SuccessorEngelbert I
Diedafter 1161
SpouseAdelheid von Arnsberg
Irmgard (?) von Schwarzenberg
IssueAdolf V of Berg
Engelbert I of Berg
Eberhard IV of Berg
Friedrich II of Berg
Bruno III of Berg
Arnold, Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück
HouseHouse of Berge
FatherAdolf III of Berg
MotherAdelheid of Cleves

Adolf IV of Berg count of Berg from 1132 until 1160 and of Altena (died after 1161), son of Adolf III of Berg count of Berg and Hövel. He married (1st) Adelheid von Arnsberg, a daughter of Heinrich count von Rietberg; then (2nd) Irmgard (?) von Schwarzenberg, a daughter of Engelbert von Schwarzenberg.

Castle of Altena

He built the Schloss Altena, and built Altenberg Abbey (1133) where he enters in 1160.

He has issue from his first marriage:

  • Adolf V of Berg count of Berg (killed in Damascus 1148), who married Irmgard von Wasserburg, a daughter of Engelbert count von Wasserburg;

and from his second marriage:

Preceded by
Adolf III
Count of Berg
1132–1160
Succeeded by
Engelbert I
At the beginning of the 12th century Adolf II of Berg donated the site of their old ancestral castle, Schloss Berg, to Cistercian monks from Burgundy. Adolf IV later built the Altenberg Abbey.

Nota

Adolf IV, Count of Berg is named Adolf II, Count of Berg in the Netherlands and in Germany.

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