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Agnes, Markgräfin von Österreich#

Agnes, Margravine of Austria, b. 1075, d. 1143, daughter of Emperor Heinrich IV, 1106 second marriage with Margrave Leopold III of Austria, to whom she is said to have borne 18 children, of whom 6 sons ( esp. Leopold IV, Heinrich II Jasomirgott, Bishop Otto of Freising) and 5 daughters survived. According to other researchers some of these children were born to her first husband, Friedrich von Staufen, Duke of Swabia. However, when the Babenberg graves in Klosterneuburg were opened the bones of six or seven children aged no more than three were found. Legend has it that the monastery was built on the spot where Agnes´s veil had been found by Leopold´s hounds on an elder bush.


H. Dienst, Agnes, 1985.