Adolf VII of Berg
(c.1220 - 22 April 1259) was the eldest son of Henry IV, Duke of Limburg and Irmgard of Berg
Irmgard of Berg, heiress of Berg , was the child of Adolf VI count of Berg and Berta von Sayn.She married in 1217 Henry IV, Duke of Limburg , who became count of Berg in 1225. Henry IV of Limburg-Berg died on 25 Feb 1246; their descendants were counts of Berg, the county of Berg leaving the...
In 1247, Adolf succeeded his father as Count of Berg while his brother Waleran succeeded as Duke of Limburg. Adolf stood with his brother-in-law, Conrad of Hochstaden
Konrad von Hochstaden was Archbishop of Cologne from 1238 to 1261.-Life:Konrad was a son of Count Lothar of Hochstadt, canon of St. Maria ad Gradus and of the old Cologne Cathedral, and Mathilde of Vianden. His date of birth is unknown, and nothing is known of his early youth...
, Archbishop of Cologne, in the anti-Hohenstaufen camp, supporting King William II of Holland and received significant Imperial fiefs, including Kaiserswerth, Remagen, Rath, Mettmann and the Duisberg district of the national forest.
In 1234, Adolf participated in the Crusade against the Stedinger. In 1255, he laid the foundation of the gothic Cathedral at Altena along with his brother Waleran. He died on 22 April 1259 as a result of wounds received during a tournament at Neuss.
Family and children
He married Margaret of Hochstaden, daughter of Lothar I, Count of Hochstaden. She died on 30 January 1314, aged more than 100 years. Adolf and Margaret had the following children:
Adolf VIII of Berg was the eldest son of Count Adolf VII of Berg and Margaret of Hochstaden....
William I of Berg was the son of Count Adolf VII of Berg and Margaret of Hochstaden.Upon the death of his brother, Count Adolf VIII of Berg, William succeeded as Count of Berg. He had previously served as a Monk but was absolved from his vows by the Pope. His tenure was marked by further...
Henry of Berg, Lord of Windeck was the son of Adolf VII of Berg and Margaret of Hochstaden. He was the younger brother of Adolf VIII of Berg and William I of Berg....
- Engelbert, Provost of St. Cunibert, Cologne
- Walram, Provost of St. Maria, Cologne
- Conrad (died 25 May 1313), Provost of Cologne Cathedral, Bishop of Münster (1306-1310)
- Irmgard (c.1256-1294), married Eberhard II, Count of the Mark