Burkhard Zumbrunnen was the oldest son of Walter Zumbrunnen and the grandson of Werner, Baron of Attinghausen. He was likely born in the early 1200s. Burkhard may have been born in the Zumbrunnen Castle which his father had inherited in 1209.
Burkhard rose to prominence in the valley of Uri, and in the year 1241 he became the third Landammann, which means he was the leader of the people of Uri. He held this office through at least 1251. In 1251 he helped arrange an alliance of mutual protection between Uri and the city of Zurich.
He is sometimes identified as Burkhard Zumbrunnen I, or the Elder, to distinguish from later family members named Burkhard.
He was memorialized in the yearbook of the Monastery of the Order of St. Lazarus, where he was prayed for every year on April 23, which may be his date of death.
Name: Burkhard Zumbrunnen
Residence: Castle Zumbrunnen or Attinghausen
Offices: Landammann of Uri, 1241-1251.
Death: After 1251
Father: Walter Zumbrunnen
Siblings: Herman Zumbrunnen
Children: Burkhard Zumbrunnen, Conrad Zumbrunnen
First cousin: Ulrich Von Attinghausen and Von Schweinsberg
Uncles: Werner II Von Attinghausen and Von Schweinsberg,
Grandparents: Werner I Von Attinghausen, Richenza Von Löwenstein
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