Otto IV, Count of Scheyern

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Otto V, Count of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s) Heilika of Pettendorf-Lengenfeld
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Otto III, Count of Scheyern and Wittelsbach
Born c. 1083
Died 4 August 1156(1156-08-04)

Otto V, Count of Wittelsbach (c. 1083 – 4 August 1156) also called Otto IV, Count of Scheyern was a son of Otto III, Count of Scheyern and Wittelsbach and grandson of Eckhard I, Count of Scheyern. Otto named himself Otto of Wittelsbach, after Wittelsbach Castle near Aichach. He was made Count of Wittelsbach in 1115 by his father. From 1116 onward, he served Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor and he was made Count palatine of Bavaria.

Marriage and Children

Otto married Heilika of Pettendorf-Lengenfeld, a daughter of Count Frederick III of Pettendorf-Lengenfeld-Hopfenohe on 13 July 1116.

Their marriage produced eight children:

  • Hermann
  • Otto, VI Count Palatine, I Duke of Bavaria
  • Conrad of Wittelsbach, Archbishop of Mainz and then Archbishop of Salzburg
  • Frederick II of Wittelsbach († 1198/99) ∞ 1184 daughter of the Count of Mangold (Donau) wörth
  • Udalrich of Wittelsbach († 29 March 1179)
  • Otto VII, Count Palatine († 1189) ∞ Benedicta of Donauwörth, daughter of the Count of Mangold (Donau) wörth
  • Hedwig († 16 July 1174) ∞ (before 1153), married to Berthold III, Count of Andechs (* around 1123; † 14 December 1188)
  • Adelheid ∞ married Otto II of Stefling




Otto IV, Count of Scheyern
Born: 1083 Died: 4 August 1156
German royalty
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Engelbert I
Count Palatine of Bavaria
1116-1156
Succeeded by
Otto VI

(From the German article)