Otto I. Wittelsbach von Bayern was born circa 1090 to Otto III. von Scheyern (?-c1121) and Richardis von Weimar-Istrien-Krain (c1070-1110) and died 4 August 1156 of unspecified causes. He married Heilika von Lengenfeld (c1103-1170) before 1116 JL . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814). Ancestors are from France, Germany, Belgium.

Otto moved the family residence from Scheyern Castle to Wittelsbach Castle and so founded the Wittelsbach family. He was also considerably more powerful than his immediate forebears.


Offspring of Otto I. von Bayern and Heilika von Lengenfeld (c1103-1170)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Otto I. von Bayern (1117-1183) 1117 Kelheim 11 July 1183 Pfullendorf Agnes van Loon (1150-1191)

Konrad von Wittelsbach (-1200)
Friedrich II. von Wörth und Lengenfeld (?-1198)
Otto III. von Bayern (c1121-1189) 1121 1189 Benedikta von Wörth

Hermann von Wittelsbach (?-?)
Justizia von Wittelsbach (?-?)
Udalrich II. von Wittelsbach (?-?)
Hedwig von Wittelsbach (-1174) 16 July 1174 Berthold III. von Andechs (c1112-1188)

Namesakes of Otto I. von Bayern (?-1156)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Otto I. von Bayern (1117-1183)KelheimPfullendorfOtto I. von Bayern (?-1156)Heilika von Lengenfeld (c1103-1170)Agnes van Loon (1150-1191)
Otto I. von Pfalz-Mosbach (1390-1461)MosbachKloster ReichenbachRuprecht III. von der Pfalz (1352-1410)Elisabeth von Nürnberg (1358-1411)Johanna von Bayern-Landshut (1413-1444)
Otto III. von Bayern (1261-1312)BurghausenLandshutHeinrich I. von Bayern (1235-1290)Elisabeth of Hungary (1236-1271)Katharina von Habsburg (c1256-1282) + Agnes of Glogau (?-?)
Otto II. von Bayern (1206-1253)KelheimLandshutLudwig I. von Bayern (1173-1231)Ludmilla of Bohemia (1170-1240)Agnes von der Pfalz (c1201-1267)
Otto I. von Bayern (?-1156)Otto III. von Scheyern (?-c1121)Richardis von Weimar-Istrien-Krain (c1070-1110)Heilika von Lengenfeld (c1103-1170)
Otto III. von Bayern (c1121-1189)Otto I. von Bayern (?-1156)Heilika von Lengenfeld (c1103-1170)Benedikta von Wörth
Otto of Greece (1815-1867)SalzburgBambergLudwig I. von Bayern (1786-1868)Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1792-1854)Amelie von Oldenburg (1818-1875)
Otto Heinrich von der Pfalz (1502-1559)Amberg, GermanyHeidelberg, GermanyRuprecht von der Pfalz (1481-1504)Elisabeth von Bayern-Landshut (1478-1504)Susanna von Bayern (1502-1543)
Otto I. von Bayern (1848-1916)MunichMunichMaximilian II. von Bayern (1811-1864)Marie Friederike von Preußen (1825-1889)

Footnotes (including sources)

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