Margarete von Österreich, * zirka 1204/05 oder 1210/11
Margarete von Österreich, Stiftungsbuch of Zwettl Abbey, (Abbey library in Zwettl, Lower Austria)
Margarete von Österreich (of Austria), b. around. 1204/05 or 1210/11 (an investigation of her bones in 1974 suggested that she was born at a later date), d. Krumau am Kamp (Lower Austria), Oct. 29, 1266, member of the Babenberg dynasty; eldest daughter of Leopold VI, sister of Duke Friedrich II; married a member of the Staufer dynasty Heinrich (VII), son of Emperor Friedrich II in 1225. After his death in 1242 she entered the Dominican order in Würzburg, returned to Austria in 1246 to claim her inheritance, married Přemysl Otakar II of Bohemia in 1252, who legitimized his reign in Austria with this marriage, but divorced him in 1261. From then on lived in Krumau, buried at Lilienfeld.
Literature: K. Lechner, Die Babenberger, 51994; NDB.