Ida of Austria and the Crusade of 1101

After writing about Florine of Burgundy, I thought it would be interesting to look at Ida of Austria, another high-ranking noblewoman who took part in the early crusades. Like Florine, finding information on Ida is difficult, and there are conflicting results. Ida’s Background Margravine Ida of Austria was said to have been one of the [read more]

Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach

Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach and the Grävenitz affair

Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach was born on 3 October 1680 as the daughter of Frederick VII Magnus, Margrave of Baden-Durlach and his wife Auguste Marie of Holstein-Gottorp. In 1697, she married Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg. Her new husband had little interest in his new wife, he reportedly only married her to bring her attractive lady-in-waiting to court. Johanna [read more]