Adrian von Bubenberg

Adrian von Bubenberg[1]

Male 1431 - 1479  (48 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Adrian von Bubenberg 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1424-1431  Spiez Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1479 
    Person ID I37147  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2009 

    Father Heinrich von Bubenberg,   b. 1407,   d. 1464  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Anneli von Rosenegg,   b. 1424,   d. 1482  (Age 58 years) 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F15700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacobea von Arberg,   d. Aft 8 Dec 1455 
    Married 1454 
     1. Dorothea von Bubenberg,   b. 12 Aug 1455,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F227109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Johanna la Sarraz,   b. 1436,   d. 1480  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1457  Peterlingen Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Eva von Bubenberg,   b. 1470,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F15702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • - ridder; Vrijheer te Spiez

      In 1466 he was knighted during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Adrian, a general, was mayor of Bern in the years 1468-69, 1473-74 and 1477-79. In April 1476 he was appointed commander of Mürten. His forces resisted a twelve-day siege by the troops of Charles 'the Rash', duke of Burgundy, until he was relieved by Swiss forces, and on 22 June he was victorious over Charles, defeating him decisively.

      Over a long period he led Bernese negotiations with other cantons of the old Swiss Confederacy and foreign powers, including Savoy, Burgundy, France and the Holy Roman Empire.

      As he had always been short of funds, Adrian von Bubenberg was posthumously banned by the Church for his debts in 1481, but the government resisted Pope Sixtus IV's demands that he be exhumed and dishonourably buried because of this.

      In 1897 Bern honoured the man who was instrumental in saving Switzerland from defeat with a bronze statue on the Bubenberg Square in the centre of the city.

  • Sources 
    1. [S480] Afstammelingen Karel de Grote, J.C. Goudswaard.

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