bestowed the office of margrave upon Ekkard I., margrave of Merseburg, and, the district comprising the marks of Meissen, Merseburg and Zeitz was generally known as the mark of Meissen.
In 1002 Ekkard was succeeded by his brother Gunzelin, and then by his sons Hermann I.
and Ekkard II.
Under these margraves the area of the mark was further increased, but when Ekkard II.
and died under the imperial ban in 1089, when Meissen was bestowed upon Henry I., count of Wettin, whose mother was a sister of the margrave Ekkard II.
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