Person:Philip of Swabia (1)

Philip _____, von Hohenstaufen, King of Swabia
b.Bet 1176 and 1181 Schwaben, Germany
  • HPhilip _____, von Hohenstaufen, King of SwabiaBet 1176 & 1181 - 1208
  • WIrene AngelinaAbt 1150 - 1208
m. 25 May 1197
  1. Princesa Marie of HohenstaufenAbt 1194 - 1235
  2. Beatrice _____, of Swabia1198 - 1212
  3. Kunigunde _____, of Hohenstaufen1202 - 1248
  4. Elisabeth _____, of Swabia1205 - 1235
Facts and Events
Name Philip _____, von Hohenstaufen, King of Swabia
Alt Name Philippe _____, Emperor - Holy Roman Empire
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bet 1176 and 1181 Schwaben, Germany
Alt Birth[2] abt Feb or Mar 1177
Christening? Bef 1190 Italy (duke Of Tuscany) - aka Philipp
Marriage 25 May 1197 to Irene Angelina
Death[2] 21 Jun 1208 Bamberg, Bamberg, Oberfranken, Bayern, GermanyCause: (murdered)
Reference Number? Q121130?


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Philip of Swabia (February/March 1177 – 21 June 1208) was a member of the House of Hohenstaufen and King of Germany from 1198 until his assassination.

The death of his older brother Emperor Henry VI in 1197 meant that the Hohenstaufen rule (which reached as far as the Kingdom of Sicily) collapsed in imperial Italy and created a power vacuum to the north of the Alps. Reservations about the kingship of Henry VI's underage son, Frederick, led to two royal elections in 1198, which resulted in the German throne dispute: the two elected kings Philip of Swabia and the Welf Otto of Brunswick, claimed the throne for themselves. Both opponents tried in the following years through European and papal support, with the help of money and gifts, through demonstrative public appearances and rituals, to decide the conflict for oneself by raising ranks or by military and diplomatic measures. Philip was able to increasingly assert his kingship against Otto in the north part of the Alps. However, at the height of his power, he was assassinated in 1208. This ended the dispute for the throne; his opponent Otto of Brunswick quickly found recognition. Philip was the first German king to be murdered during his reign. In posterity, Philip is one of the little-noticed Hohenstaufen rulers.

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References
  1. Philip of Swabia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 PHIIPP von Staufen, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.