Person:Rudolf of Rheinfelden (1)

Rudolf of Rheinfelden
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Name Rudolf of Rheinfelden
Alt Name King Of The Germans Rudolf
Alt Name Rudolf Duke Of Swabia
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1025 Schwaben, Germany
Marriage 1066 ,,,Germanyto Adelaide of Savoy
Alt Marriage 1067 to Adelaide of Savoy
Death? 15 Oct 1080 Merseburg, Sachsen, Preußen, Germany
Reference Number[1] Q438435?

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Rudolf of Rheinfelden ( – 15 October 1080) was Duke of Swabia (1057–1079) and brother-in-law of King Henry IV of Germany.

In 1077, upon the outbreak of the Investiture Controversy, Duke Rudolf was elected alternative king or German antiking by the politically oriented anti-Henry German aristocrats, whose rebellion became known as the Great Saxon Revolt. In the struggle for supremacy in the Holy Roman Empire, he died as a result of battlefield injuries as his faction met Henry's forces and defeated them in the Battle of Elster .

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  1. Rudolf of Rheinfelden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   RUDOLF von Rheinfelden, son of Graf KUNO & his wife --- (-killed in battle near Hohenmölsen near Merseburg [15/16] Oct 1080, bur Merseburg cathedral), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.