- Welf II, Duke of Bavaria
Welf II (
1072– 24 September 1120, Kaufering), or Welfhard, called Welf the Fat, was duke of Bavariafrom 1101until his death. In the Welfgenealogy, he is counted as Welf V.
Welf was the oldest son of
Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, and his wife Judith of Flanders. In 1089, he was married to Matilda of Tuscany, who was 26 years older, in order to strengthen the relation between his family and the pope during the Investiture Controversybetween king and pope. During King Henry IV's Italian campaign of 1090, Welf and Matilda fought against the King.
Since Matilda had secretly transferred her property to the Church before her marriage, Welf left her in
1095and, together with his father, changed sides to King Henry IV, possibly in exchange for a promise of succeeding his father as duke of Bavaria.
After his father's death in
1101Welf indeed inherited the office of duke of Bavaria. He continued his alliance with the kings; he did not remarry and died childless in 1120. Welf was buried at Weingarten Abbey.
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