|Konrad II Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser
Konrad II Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser 1
KONRAD of Franconia, son of HEINRICH Graf [im Wormsgau] & his wife Adelheid [Matfriede] (-Utrecht 4 Jun 1039, bur Speyer cathedral). "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" renewed the privileges of Kloster Fulda by undated charter, placed in the compilation with other charters dated 1020, witnessed by "Godifridi ducis, Berinhardi ducis, Thiederici ducis, Welphonis comitis, Cunonis comitis, Kunrati comitis, Ottonis comitis, Adilbrahtis comitis, Bobonis comitis, Friderici comitis, Bezilini comitis, Ezonis comitis palatini", the order of witnesses presumably giving some idea of the relative importance of these named nobles at the court of Emperor Heinrich II at the time. Herimannus names "Counradus senior, filius Heinrici et Adalheidæ" when recording his candidacy to succeed as king of Germany in 1024. Thietmar names "Konrad who had illegally married his own cousin, the widow of Duke Ernst" when recording that he was wounded when Gerhard Graf von Metz (his maternal uncle) met Godefroi II Duke of Lower Lotharingia for "a judicial duel" 27 Aug 1017. Wipo, in his description of the election of Konrad II King of Germany in 1024, calls him "Cuono of Worms Duke of the Franks" and "Cuono the Younger". He was elected as KONRAD II King of Germany at Chamba, Rheingau 4 Sep 1024, crowned at Mainz 8 Sep 1024. Crowned King of Italy at Milan in Mar 1026. Crowned Emperor KONRAD I at Rome 26 Mar 1027. Rudolf III King of Burgundy in 1032 bequeathed his kingdom to Emperor Konrad, who was crowned king of Burgundy at Payerne 2 Feb 1033. Konrad's succession in Burgundy was challenged by his wife's first cousin Eudes II Comte de Blois, with support from Géraud Comte de Genève, but he consolidated his position by 1037 when he proclaimed a law which established the basis for the inheritance of titles and offices in the kingdom. Founded Kloster Limburg 1024-1032. The necrology of Prüm records the death "II Non Iun" of "Cuonradus imperator". The Annales Spirenses record his burial at Speyer.
Konrad married Gisela von Schwaben, daughter of Hermann II von Schwaben Herzog von Schwaben and Gerberge de Bourgogne.1 (Gisela von Schwaben was born on 11 Nov 990,1 died on 16 Feb 1043 in Goslar, Niedersachsen, 38640, DE 1 and was buried in Domkirche St. Maria und St. Stephan, Speyer, 67346, DE 1.)
1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.
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