Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg

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Seal of Conrad I of Luxembourg. The Latin inscription on the border of the seal reads: CONRARDVS COMES DE LVCELEMBVRCH

Conrad I (c. 1040 – 8 August 1086), Count of Luxembourg, was the first count of Luxembourg (1059–1086), succeeding his father Giselbert of Luxembourg.[1]

He was embroiled in an argument with the archbishop of Trier as to the abbaye Saint-Maximin in Trier which he had avowed.[2] The archbishop excommunicated him and Conrad had to make honourable amends and set out on pilgrimage for Jerusalem to have his excommunication lifted.[2] He died in Italy on the return journey.[3]

He founded many abbeys:

Marriage and issue[edit]

Around 1075 he married Clementia (1060 - 1142), daughter of Pierre-Guillaume VII, duke of Aquitaine and of Ermesinde.[5] They had :

  • Matilda (1070 † ), married Godefroy (1075 † ), Count of Bleisgau
  • Henry III († 1086), Count of Luxembourg[6]
  • Rudolph († 1099), abbot of Saint-Vannes at Verdun
  • Conrad, cité en 1080
  • Adalbero, (d. 1098 in Antioch), Archdeacon of Metz, travelled to the Holy Land as part of the army of Godfrey of Bouillon, where he was executed by the Turks
  • Ermesinde (1075 † 1143), married
    1. in 1096 to Albert II († 1098), count of Egisheim and of Dagsbourg,
    2. in 1101 to Godefroy (1067 † 1139), count of Namur.[7] They were parents of Henry IV of Luxembourg
  • William I (1081 † 1131), Count of Luxembourg, married Matilda of Beichlingen[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gades 1951, p. 55.
  2. ^ a b Gades 1951, p. 54-56.
  3. ^ Gades 1951, p. 57.
  4. ^ Gades 1951, p. 56.
  5. ^ Jackman 2012, p. 51,56.
  6. ^ Gades 1951, p. 58.
  7. ^ Jackman 2012, p. 65.
  8. ^ Gades 1951, p. 59.

Sources[edit]

  • Gades, John A. (1951). Luxembourg in the Middle Ages. Brill.
  • Jackman, Donald C. (2012). The Kleeberg Fragment of the Gleiberg County. Editions Enplage.
Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg
Born: 1040 Died: 8 August 1086
Preceded by
Giselbert
Count of Luxembourg
1059–1086
Succeeded by
Henry III