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Ursula of Franken
By the Grace of God, Queen of all Arendaal
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Queen Consort of Arendaal
Consort of King Kristian I of Arendaal
Consort 1309 - 1328
Predecessor Immanuelle of Saxony
Successor King of Suionia
Birth 1281, Nürnberg
Death 1349, Kronstad
From Franken
Marriage May 1305, Notre Dame de Emyn Arnen
Father Duke Uwe IV of Franken
Mother Duchess of Franken
Issue Gisela I of Arendaal
Royal House House of Babenberg (by birth)
House of Langsvard (by marriage)
Full Name Ursula von Babenberg von Langsvard-Kapét
Religion Christian (Catholic)
Buried Thorvald Cathedral
OOC Hours of Mary of Burgundy; Hours of Marguerite of Orleans (1310)

Ursula of Franken ("Ursula the Radiant") (1281 - 1349) was the wife of King Kristian I of Arendaal and thus the Queen Consort of Arendaal between 1309 and 1328. She was a daughtrer of Franken's Duke Uwe IV, and became the mother of Queen Regent Gisela I of Arendaal, who was also Queen Consort of Suionia.


Miniature of Kristian I's wife, Ursula of Franken


A chronicler and Bishop wrote one of the few works specifically on Ursula, noting that the Queen was sometimes unappreciated for her genius and influence in the reign of Kristian I.

"She is mentioned in passing because she is the pivot of all important events for over forty years in Arendaal" and thus the importance of her power is sometimes overlooked. She played a prominent role in helping to pick her husband’s advisors and servants and moved to secure his advantage over his political rivals.


Ursula's husband, King Kristian I of Arendaal
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Langsvard

House of Sverker
Last monarch
   Isabelle I of Arendaal
Children include
   Sven III of Arendaal
Sven III
Consort
   Immanuelle of Saxony
Children include
   Kristian I of Arendaal
   Alienore,QueenofMontelimar
   Erika, Countess of Schlesnitz
   Hilda,Queen of Eiffelland
Kristian I
Consort
   Ursula of Franken
Children include
   Gisela I of Arendaal
Gisela I
Consort
   King of Suionia
Children include
   Edvard II of Arendaal
   Richenza,TalemantineEmpress
Edvard II
Consorts
   Louise of Montelimar
   Catharina of Batavie
Children include
   Crown Prince Lief (married Martha of Anglyn)
   Rikissa,Duchessof Franken
   Viveka,HolyGermanicEmpress
Grandchildren include
   Blanche I of Arendaal
   Nissa,Queen ofMontelimar
Blanche I
Consort
   Karl August of Saxony
Children include
    Niklaas III of Arendaal
    Kristine,TalemantineEmpress
House of Kronhielm

Kristian I practiced realistic politics and Ursula perfectly compli mented his style of rule. Like her daughter Gisela I, she was not averse to recruiting beautiful women and coaching them to become the mistresses of influential men so that they could spy on her behalf. These men ranged from Kings, Dukes, Lords and Knights to Bishops and Cardinals. Queen Ursula had a network of such women in the courts of Arendaal, Franken, Suionia, Montelimar and the Holy Germanic Empire.

Many such women acted as ladies in waiting to Ursula herself, and to her powerful sisters-in-law, including Countess Erika of Schlesnitz, Queen Alienore of Montelimar and Queen Adelaide of Belmont.

Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Princess Ursula of Franken married King Kristian I of Arendaal in 1306 at the age of 25. Their children included:

SiblingsEdit

Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Ursula of Franken, Queen of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
Duke Nikolaus III von Franken*
 
 
Duke Heinrich II of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duchess of Franken
 
 
Duke Thomas III of of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Duchess of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Duke Uwe IV of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Duchess of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ursula of Franken, Queen of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
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Duchess of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nikolaus III was the grandson of Kristianna of Arendaal, Duchess of Franken

See AlsoEdit

Consorts of the Kapétien Dynasty
House of Langsvard
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Immanuelle of Saxony
1281 – 1309
Queen Consort of Arendaal
1309 - 1328
Succeeded by
King x of Suionia
1328 – 1349
Princess Consort of Norseberg
1309 - 1328
Grand Duchess Consort of Emyn Arnen
1309 - 1328

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