Bruno (archbishop of Trier)

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Archbishop of Trier
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Electorate of Trier
In office 1101–1124
Personal details
Born c. 1045
Died 25 April 1124

Bruno (died 1124) was the archbishop of Trier from 1101 until his death. He was a relative of the Emperor Henry IV and a priest of Trier Cathedral prior to his election.[1] He was invested with his office by the emperor amidst controversy.[2]

With Duke Frederick I of Swabia and Archbishop Frederick I of Cologne, Bruno was part of a delegation sent by Henry IV to his rebellious son Henry V in early 1105. The job of the delegates was "somehow to reconcile" father and son, but they failed, since the younger Henry refused to have anything to do with his excommunicate father.[3]

In 1107 Bruno founded Springiersbach Abbey out of a bequest left to the church by a ministerialis named Benigna, who had belonged to the Count Palatine Siegfried of Orlamünde.[4]


  1. ^ Robinson 2000, p. 276.
  2. ^ Robinson 2000, p. 312.
  3. ^ Robinson 2000, p. 325, according to the Annales Hildesheimenses and Vita Heinrici IV
  4. ^ Arnolf 1985, pp. 70–71.


  • Arnold, Benjamin (1985). German Knighthood, 1050–1300. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Robinson, Ian S. (2000). Henry IV of Germany. New York: Cambridge University Press.