Gregory Brown
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
Department of Philosophy
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3004

Welf VI. (1115-1191)
Margrave of Tuzien
Duke of Spoleto

Protected fresco (detail) in the monastery church of Steingaden.
J. G. Bergmüller (ca. 1750)
© Anton H. Konrad Verlag

     In 1147 Duke Welf VI. founded the monastery of Steingaden in Upper Bavaria.
In the picture above, the construction of the monastery is already fully underway.
Duke Welf VI., in armor at left, displays a picture of  the monastery beside his son Welf VII. (middle).