Odilo I of Bavaria


Family Links

1. Hiltrude

Odilo I of Bavaria 2379

  • Marriage (1): Hiltrude in 741
  • Died: 18 Jan 748

  General Notes:

Odilo of the house of Agilolfing, ruled Bavaria from 736 until his death in 748, succeeding Duke Hugbert. Odilo presided over the establishment of bishoprics in Bavaria in 739, when the dioceses of Regensburg, Freising, Passau, und Salzburg were established by St. Boniface, followed in 741 by Würzburg.

In 741, Odilo married Hiltrud, daughter of the Frankish Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, but a year later he found himself at war with Martel's sons Carloman and Pepin the Short. Odilo had to accept Frankish overlordship over Bavaria, but remained duke. After his death, Grifo, half-brother of Carloman and Pepin, sought to establish his own rule in Bavaria, but was defeated by Pepin who installed Odilo's infant son Tassilo III as duke of Bavaria.


  Noted events in his life were:

• He worked as a Duke of Bavaria.


Odilo married Hiltrude, daughter of Charles Martel and Chrotrud, in 741. (Hiltrude died in 754.)