Person:Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine (1)

Konrad von Staufen, Count Palatine of the Rhine
b.abt 1135
d.8 Nov 1195
  • HKonrad von Staufen, Count Palatine of the Rhine
  • W.  Irmengard of Henneberg (add)
  1. Agnes of Hohenstaufen
Facts and Events
Name Konrad von Staufen, Count Palatine of the Rhine
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1135
Death[1] 8 Nov 1195


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Conrad of Hohenstaufen ( – 8 November 1195) was the first hereditary Count Palatine of the Rhine.

His parents were Frederick II of Swabia (1090–1147), Duke of Swabia, and his second wife Agnes of Saarbrücken. Young Conrad, the only half-brother of Frederick Barbarossa, received the family's possessions around Franconia and Rhineland, particularly those of his mother's ancestry.

In 1156 on the occasion of the Reichstag at Worms, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa conferred upon his half-brother the dignity of Pfalzgraf (Count Palatine, of the Rhine), as well as the Vogtei of Schönau Abbey and of the chapter of Worms Cathedral, besides the Staufen family estates in the regions of Speyer and Worms. From about 1160 Conrad was married to Irmengard of Henneberg (d. 1197) as his second wife, daughter of Count Bertold I of Henneberg, Burggraf of Würzburg. This brought him the possession of the Vogtei of Lorsch Abbey. His endeavours to extend his area of influence brought him into conflict with the Bishops of Trier and Cologne.

Conrad and both his wives were buried in Schönau Abbey near Heidelberg. His two sons did not survive to continue the family. His inheritance passed to his daughter Agnes and her husband Henry V, of the House of Brunswick. (Their heiress would, in turn, pass the inheritance to the Wittelsbach dynasty who thereby became the well-known lords of the Palatinate and Electors Palatine.)

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   KONRAD von Staufen, son of FRIEDRICH II Duke of Swabia [Staufen] & his second wife Agnes von Saarbrücken ([1134/36]-8 Nov 1195, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.