Conrad of Urslingen

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Conrad of Urslingen (died 1202) was the Duke of Spoleto on two occasions: first from 1183 to 1190 and then from 1195 to 1198.

Conrad began his career as count of Assisi, which was given him after its 1174 conquest by Christian of Mainz. Frederick Barbarossa, the emperor, invested Conrad as count and granted him the Rocca as his seat of power. During his countship, Saint Francis was born at Assisi.

In 1183, Frederick appointed him duke of Spoleto. In 1190, he was chased from Spoleto by the ascendant Guelph powers, but he regained his duchy in 1195. He briefly sheltered the young Emperor Frederick II at the Rocca and acted as the vicar of the Kingdom of Sicily, but in 1198 he was ordered to render Spoleto to the Pope and during his absence, Assisi rebelled and declared a commune.

His son was Rainald of Urslingen, Duke of Spoleto from 1223 to 1230.

Sources[edit]

  • Jordan, E. Les origines de la domination Angevine en Italie. Paris, 1909.
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Ridelulf
Duke of Spoleto
1183–1190
Succeeded by
Pandulf II
Preceded by
Pandulf II
Duke of Spoleto
1195–1198
Vacant
Part of Papal States
Title next held by
Henry