Person:Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Conrad II _____, Holy Roman Emperor
m. Abt 990
  1. Conrad II _____, Holy Roman Emperor990 - 1039
  2. Judith _____
m. Bef Jan 1017
  1. Bruno or Brun _____ - 1029
  2. Henry III "The Black" _____, of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor1017 - 1059
  3. Beatrix _____ - 1036
  4. Mathilde of Franconia1027 -
Facts and Events
Name Conrad II _____, Holy Roman Emperor
Alt Name Conrad II The Salian of Saxony
Alt Name Conrad II Rome, II
Alt Name Imperador Konrad Salian, II
Alt Name German-Roman Caesar _____ Conrad, II
Gender Male
Birth? 990 Burgundy, France
Christening? 990 Saxony
Marriage Bef Jan 1017 to Gisela von Schwaben _____
Death? 4 Jun 1039 Utrecht, Netherlands
Burial[1] Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Bayern, Germany
Reference Number? Q152256?

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Conrad II ( – 4 June 1039), also known as and , was the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1027 until his death in 1039. The first of a succession of four Salian emperors, who reigned for one century until 1125, Conrad ruled the kingdoms of Germany (from 1024), Italy (from 1026) and Burgundy (from 1033).

The son of Franconian count Henry of Speyer (also Henry of Worms) and Adelaide of Metz of the Matfriding dynasty, that had ruled the Duchy of Lorraine from 959 until 972, Conrad inherited the titles of count of Speyer and Worms during childhood after his father had died around the year 990. He extended his influence beyond his inherited lands, as he came into favor of the princes of the kingdom. When the imperial dynastic line was left without a successor after Emperor Henry II's death in 1024, on 4 September an assembly of the imperial princes appointed the 34-year-old Conrad king (Rex romanorum).[1]

Conrad II largely continued the political course, the Renovatio regni Francorum of his Ottonian predecessor Henry II regarding the role and organisation of the Church and the status and affairs of Italy. He proceeded to evolve the proprietary church as a basis for imperial power, preferring to appoint clerics over secular lords for important offices throughout the empire. Like Henry II before him, he insisted on his feudal claim (Honor Imperii), yet granted Italy a high degree of self-governance, near complete economic autonomy and recognized and respected the political importance and influence of the city of Rome and its curia in particular.[2] His reign marked a high point of medieval imperial rule during a relatively peaceful period for the empire. Upon the death of the childless King Rudolph III of Burgundy in 1032, Conrad claimed dominion over the Kingdom of Burgundy, conquered it and incorporated it into the empire. The three kingdoms (Germany, Italy and Burgundy) formed the basis of the empire as the "royal triad" (regna tria).

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  1. Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   KONRAD of Franconia, son of HEINRICH Graf [im Wormsgau] & his wife Adelheid [Matfriede] ([990]-Utrecht 4 Jun 1039, bur Speyer cathedral)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.