Conrad III, Duke of Carinthia

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Conrad III
Duke of Carinthia
Reign 1056–1061
Spouse(s) Judith of Bohemia
Noble family Ezzonids
Father Hezzelin of Zülpich
Died 1061

Conrad III (d. 1061), a member of the Ezzonid dynasty, was Duke of Carinthia and Margrave of Verona from 1056 until his death.

Life[edit]

He was son of Hezzelin I, count in the Zülpichgau, and brother of Count palatine Henry I of Lotharingia. His mother possibly was a daughter of the late Salian duke Conrad I of Carinthia.

In 1055 he had joined the rebellion of his Ezzonid cousin Duke Conrad I of Bavaria and Duke Welf of Carinthia against Emperor Henry III. Nevertheless, upon Henry's death in 1056, he was pardonned by his widow Agnes of Poitou and enfeoffed with the Carinthian duchy. Conrad, however, did not succeed in imposing his authority on the powerful native aristocracy. He died five years later, having possibly never entered Carinthia. He was succeeded by the Zähringen duke Berthold II.

Conrad III, Duke of Carinthia
Died: 1061
Preceded by
Welf
Duke of Carinthia
Margrave of Verona

1055–1061
Succeeded by
Berthold II