Ernest I, Duke of Swabia
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Ernest I, Duke of Swabia
Ernest I, Duke of Swabia
Duke of Swabia
PredecessorOtto I
SuccessorErnest II
Died31 March/May 1015
Noble familyHouse of Babenberg
Spouse(s)Gisela of Swabia
FatherLeopold I
MotherRichardis of Sualafeldgau

Ernest I (died 31 March or 31 May 1015) was the Duke of Swabia (1012–1015). He was a younger son of Leopold I, the Babenberg Margrave of Austria.[1] His mother was called Richardis of Sualafeldgau.

Life and family

In 1012 Henry II, King of Germany, gave the Duchy of Swabia to Ernest following the death of its childless ruler Hermann III. In order to further legitimatize his rule as duke, he married Gisela of Swabia, the eldest sister of Hermann.[1]

Ernest and Gisela had two sons, Ernest and Hermann,[1] both of whom would eventually become dukes of Swabia themselves. Ernest died in 1015 as a result of a hunting accident and was succeeded by his son Ernest.[2] He was buried in Würzburg.


  1. ^ a b c Wolfram 2006, p. 33.
  2. ^ Wolfram 2006, p. 34.


  • Wolfram, Herwig (2006). Conrad II, 990-1039: Emperor of Three Kingdoms. Translated by Kaiser, Denise A. The Pennsylvania State University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Preceded by
Hermann III
Duke of Swabia
Succeeded by
Ernest II

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