Castles of Posavje ( @Castles of Posavje
) has his #castles
Mighty castle Svibno once upon a time.
First mentioning of #lords of #Svibno dates back to 1169 when #Konrad of Svibno is mentioned. In the first half of the 13th century his son, who carries the same name as his father, is mentioned. It is not until 1372 that the castle is explicitly referred to (vest, haws Sherffenberch). #Valvasor, on the other hand, mentions that Svibno #castle was built by Arnulf of Svibno already in 928 but this information is not very reliable because fortified constructed castles did not yet exist in that era and also there is no information of lords of Svibno.
For a certain period of time lords of Svibno had in posession or in lease many #castles: Žebnik, Gamberk near Zagorje, #Planina near #Sevnica, #Podsreda, Smlednik and others and they also had in posession feudal estates from #Salzburg, Freising and #Krško. Most famous among #knight of Svibno is #Viljem. In 1270 he commanded the nobles who alongside Filip, brother of Carinthian #duke Ulrik III., fought against Bohemian #king Otokar II. Otokar, who wanted to acquire #Carinthian, #Carniolan and #Slovenian mark soon suppressed the revolt. He returned the estate ti Viljem, but in a year he revolted again. Viljem bravely died on a #battlefield in 1293 in the #battle at Grebinje.
The power of the lords of Svibno began to blunt in the 14th century. They were losing one estate after another, some by pawning, some by selling, and a good part gradually went into the hands of skilful and ambicious lords of Celje. In 1349 they pawned their castle Svibno to lords of Celje even if the castle was accounted as ducal feud. The castle was dispossessed from the last of the lords of Svibno by Leopold III. of Habsburg and assigned a new residence for them in Maribor. Pavel Ramung, who got the castle from Henrik of Rogatec as pawn property was murdered by lords of Svibno who unexpectedly returned to the castle. To Viljem of Svibno and his wife was in 1396 allowed lifelong living on the castle, which remained in posession of provincial prince after the death of Viljem.