Name: Dietrich ?The Oppressed? von Meissen
Death: 18 JAN 1221
Cause: Possibly poisoned by his doctor
Change Date: 27 AUG 2007
Dietrich became caught up in dangerous disagreements with the city of Leipzig and the Meißen nobility. After a fruitless siege of Leipzig, in 1217 he agreed to a settlement but then took over the city by trickery, had the city walls taken down and built three castles of his own within the city, full of his own men.
Margrave Dietrich died on 1211-02-18, possibly poisoned by his doctor, instigated into doing so by the people of Leipzig and the dissatisfied nobility.
Father: Dedo V "der Feiste" von Wettin
Mother: Hedwig von Brandenburg
Jutta van Thüringen
- Hedwig von Meissen
- Henry III ?The Illustrious? of Meissen b: ABT 1215
- Sophie von Meissen