1064_WM

Era
Vol. 2: A 804 usque ad 1077
Date
31st of July, 1064
Place
Regestum

Henry IV, King of the Romans, donates properties in Istria to Margrave Ulrich I of Weimar-Orlamünde for his faithful service.

Source
Venice, Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Consultori in iure, vol. 345: Privileggi antichi d’Acquileja, fol. 14; 15th-century copy (B).
Previous Editions
Dietrich von Gladiss - Alfred Gawlik (eds.), Heinrici IV. diplomata, Monumenta Germaniae historica, Diplomata regum et imperatorum Germaniae, vol. 6/1 (Hannover 1941-1978), doc. n. 135, pp. 176-77.
Transcription

Henricus divina favente clementia rex.

Omnibus Christi nostrisque fidelibus tam presentibus quam futuris notum esse volumus, qualiter nos ob interventum fidelium nostrorum, dilecti scilicet magistri nostri Annonis Coloniensis archiepiscopi et Adalberti Hammaburgensis archiepiscopi, viginti regales mansos in pago Histrie in villis et castellis subter nominatis:
[1] Puviendi,
[2] Lompaga,
[3] Bangul,
[4] Curtalla,
[5] Lahanewit,
[6] et in villa que vocatur ad Sanctum Martinum,
[7] Ruz,
[8] Winstrum,
[9] Rana
in Comitatu Odalrici marchionis sitos eidem prefato Odalrico marchioni ob fidele servitium eius cum omnibus appendiciis, hoc est utriusque sexus mancipiis, areis, edificiis, agris, pratis, pascuis, vineis, silvis, venationibus, terris cultis et incultis, aquis aquarumque decursibus, molis, molendinis, piscationibus, exitibus et redditibus, viis et inviis, quesitis et inquirendis in proprium dedimus atque tradidimus, ea videlicet ratione ut predictus Odalricus marchio liberam inde potestatem deinceps habeat remota omni contradictione tenendi, tradendi, commutandi, precariandi vel quicquid de eodem predio voluerit faciendi.

Et ut hec nostra regalis tradition stabilis et inconvulsa omni permaneat i tempore, hanc chartam inde conscribi manuque propria corroborantes sigilli nostri impressione iussimus insigniri. Et quicunque hoc regale preceptum violaverit, centum libras auri persolvat, medietatem camere nostre et medietatem prefato et prescripto marchioni Odalrico.

Signum domni Henrici quarti regis.

Sigehardus cancellarius vice Sigefridi archicancellarii recognovi.

Data II kalendas augusti, anno Dominice incarnationis MLXIIII, indictione II, anno autem ordinationis domni Henrici regis VIIII, regni vero octavo.

Actum Goslarie.

In Dei nomine feliciter, Amen.

Editor's Notes

This regal gift to Ulrich I is believed to be connected to the faithful service the margrave provided during the military campaigns in the Kingdom of Hungary in September of 1063 in which Solomon, the son of King Andrew I and fiancé of Judith, the sister of King Henry IV, was restored to the Hungarian throne. Another "war trophy" for Ulrich I was the marriage with Hungarian princess Sophie, the daughter of the deposed King Bela I.

The toponyms mentioned in the donation are (in order of appearance): Buzet (Ital. Pinguente), Lupoglav (Ital. Lupogliano), Boljun (Ital. Bogliuno), Belaj (Ital. Bellai), Letaj (Ital. Lettai), Sveti Martin (Ital. San Martino), Roč (Ital. Rozzo), Brest pod Učkom (Ital. Olmeto di Bogliuno) (or Kožljak, Ital. Cosliacco, from Germ. Wachenstein) and Vranja (Ital. Vragna). The possessions make up a compact territory, a defensive microregion against a possible attack from the direction of Croatia, or a base for offensive campaigns and eastward expansion. See the appended map.  

Almost all of these possessions, the only exceptions being Lupoglav and Brest, will be mentioned in 1102 donation charter of Ulrich II, the son and heir of Ulrich I (see the document here).

The toponym "Puviendi" is doubtlessly a wrong reading of the original "Pinvendi" (from Lat. Pinguentum) as the 15th-century copyist simply did not read the five minims between the letters "P" and "e" correctly as "inv", but as "uvi".

How to Cite
First citation: Josip Banic (ed.), Fontes Istrie medievalis, vol. 2: A 804 usque ad 1077, doc. 1064_WM, fontesistrie.eu/1064_WM (last access: date).
Subsequent citations: FIM, 2: doc. 1064_WM.
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