The Duchy of Swabia was proclaimed by the Ahalolfing count palatine Erchanger in 915. He had allied himself with his Hunfriding rival Burchard II and defeated King Conrad I of Germany in a battle at Wahlwies. The most notable family to hold Swabia were the Hohenstaufen, who held it, with a brief
He was the son of King Rudolph II, the first ruler over the united territories of Upper and Lower Burgundy since 933, and his consort Bertha, a daughter of Duke Burchard II of Swabia. Some sources call him Conrad III , since he was the third Conrad in his family: his great-grandfather was Duke Conrad II , whose father was Count Conrad I .
Conrad, with bitterness, spread rumours that Gertrude in fact had given birth to a girl and had replaced her by a peasant's son. When Henry II attained his majority in 1121, he campaigned against his uncle and had him arrested. Conrad faced an end in prison, but avoided this fate when Henry II died in 1123 at the age of twenty, presumably poisoned.
The following is a list of Dukes of Swabia in southwest Germany. Swabia was one of the five stem duchies of the medieval German kingdom, and its dukes were thus among the most powerful magnates of Germany. The most notable family to hold Swabia were the Hohenstaufen, who held it, with a brief interruption, from 1079 until 1268. For much of this period, the Hohenstaufen were also Holy Roman ...
Conrad I (died August 20, 997) was Duke of Swabia from 983 until 997. His appointment as duke marked the return of Conradine rule over Swabia for the first time since 948. When Duke Otto I unexpectedly died during the Imperial campaign in Italy of 981-982, he left no heirs.
Birthdate: circa 1050: Birthplace: Hohenstaufen, Swabia, Bavaria: Death: July 21, 1105 (50-59) Hohenstaufen,Swabia,,Germany Immediate Family: Son of Friedrich von Büren, count palatine of Swabia and Hildegarde von Hohenlohe Husband of Agnes of Waiblingen Father of Heilika von Staufen; Frederick II, Duke of Swabia; Sophia von Hohenstaufen; Conrad III, King of Germany; Richilde von Hohenstaufen ...
Conrad II (German: Konrad II von Hohenstaufen) (February/March 1173 – August 15, 1196) was duke of Swabia from 1191 to his death and Duke of Rothenburg (1188–1191). He was the fourth son of Frederick III Barbarossa and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy, and brother of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor.
Burchard II, Duke of Swabia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Burchard II (883/884 – 29 April 926) was the Duke of Swabia (from 917) and Rhaetia. He was the son of Burchard I and Liutgard of Saxony. Burchard took part in the early wars over Swabia.
Cunigunde of Swabia (born c. 880) was the wife and Queen of Conrad, King of East Francia. She was a member of the Ahalolfinger Dynasty. Very little is known of her. She was the daughter of Berthold I, Count Palatine of Swabia, and of Gisela. Her maternal grandparents were Louis the German and Hemma. Her brother was Erchanger, Duke of Swabia.
On the Emperor Henry II's death in 1024, he joined Ernest II, Duke of Swabia, in revolt against the new king, Conrad II. Soon they made peace and recognised the new king. Frederick died soon after. He married Matilde of Swabia (c. 995–1031), daughter of Herman II, Duke of Swabia, and sister-in-law of Conrad. They had three children: