Person:Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Frederick I Barbarossa , Holy Roman Emperor
d.10 Jun 1190 Holy Land
Facts and Events
Name Frederick I Barbarossa , Holy Roman Emperor
Gender Male
Birth? 1122 Schwaben, Germany
Alt Birth? 1123 Warblingen, Gemany
Christening? 1155 Germany - Crowned
Alt Marriage 1156 to Beatrice , Countess of Burgandy
Marriage 9 Jun 1156 Würzburg, Unterfranken, Bayern, Germanyto Beatrice , Countess of Burgandy
Alt Marriage 16 Jun 1156 Würzburg, Unterfranken, Bayern, Germanyto Beatrice , Countess of Burgandy
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Beatrice , Countess of Burgandy
Death? 10 Jun 1190 Holy LandUnknown Place Near Tyrus / Cilicia or Selecia (drowned) / The Goks River


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Frederick I (; 1122 – 10 June 1190), known as Frederick Barbarossa, was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 until his death. He was elected King of Germany at Frankfurt on 4 March 1152 and crowned in Aachen on 9 March 1152. He became King of Italy in 1155 and was crowned Roman Emperor by Pope Adrian IV on 18 June 1155. Two years later, the term sacrum ("holy") first appeared in a document in connection with his Empire. He was later formally crowned King of Burgundy, at Arles on 30 June 1178. He got the name Barbarossa from the northern Italian cities he attempted to rule: Barbarossa means "red beard" in Italian; in German, he was known as Kaiser Rotbart, which has the same meaning.

Before his royal election, Frederick was by inheritance Duke of Swabia (1147–1152, as Frederick III). He was the son of Duke Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty and Judith, daughter of Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria, from the rival House of Welf. Frederick therefore descended from the two leading families in Germany, making him an acceptable choice for the Empire's prince-electors.

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  3.   FRIEDRICH von Staufen, son of FRIEDRICH II "der Einäugige" von Staufen Duke of Swabia & his first wife Judith of Bavaria (1122-drowned Göks or Saleph River, Asia Minor 10 Jun 1190, bur Tarsus [entrails], Antioch St Peter [flesh], Tyre Cathedral [legs]), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.