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Gertrud von Sulzbach

Birthplace: Sulzbach, Unterfranken, Bavaria
Death: April 14, 1146 (46-55)
Bad Hersfeld, Hesse, Germany
Place of Burial: Queen/Empress Consort
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Berengar II, count of Sulzbach and Adelheid von Wolfratshausen, countess of Sulzbach
Wife of Conrad III, King of Germany
Mother of Agnes Liubava of Germany; Heinrich VI, römisch-deutschen Mitkönig; Bertha Hohenstaufen and Frederick IV Duke Of Rothenburg & Franconia & Swabia, Herzog zu Swaben
Sister of Gebhard III, Graf von Sulzbach; Lutgardis von Sulzbach, duchess of Lower Lorraine; Bertha von Sulzbach, Byzantine Empress and Mathilde von Sulzbach

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About Gertrud von Sulzbach

Представительница знатного графского рода Зульцбах, принадлежавших к влиятельным родам салической и раннештауфенской империи. Гертруда была дочерью Беренгара II, графа Зульцбахского (ум. 3 декабря 1125 года) и его второй жены, Адельгейды фон Дисен-Вольфратшаузен (ум. 1126). Её отец сыграл важную роль в свержении императора Генриха IV и воздвижении на престол его сына Генриха V. Он был одним из главных советников императора Священной Римской империи Генриха V. Германская королева. Вторая супруга германского короля Конрада III.

Gertrude von Sulzbach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gertrude of Sulzbach (German: Gertrud von Sulzbach) (c. 1114 – 14 April 1146 in Hersfeld) was Queen of the Romans and German Queen. She was the second wife of Conrad III of Germany.


She was a daughter of Berengar II, Count of Sulzbach (c. 1080 - 3 December, 1125) and his second wife Adelheid of Wolfratshausen. In 1111, Berengar was among the nobles attending the coronation of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor. He is mentioned among the sureties of documents related to the coronation. In 1120, Berengar is recorded granting a donation to the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg. He is mentioned as the founder of Berchtesgaden and Baumburg. He was also a co-founder of Kastl Abbey. He was one of the rulers who signed the Concordat of Worms (23 September 1122). In August, 1125, Berengar is mentioned in documents of Lothair III, King of the Romans. The death of Berengar is mentioned four months later. [1]

The identity of her mother is mentioned in the "Kastler Reimchronik", Vers 525. Adelheid is mentioned in various other documents of the 12th century as "Countess of Sulzbach", without mentioning her husband. "De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses" contains a rather confused genealogy concerning her two most prominent daughters. Otto II, Count of Wolfratshausen, father of Adelheid, is given as father to Richenza, "Empress" and "Maria, Empress of the Greeks". Richenza was the empress of Lothair III. The author of the text had apparently confused her with Gertrude von Sulzbach, wife of Conrad III of Germany. Maria is probably a confusion for "Irene" the baptismal name of Bertha of Sulzbach, wife of Manuel I Komnenos. Both were actually granddaughters of Otto, children of Berengar and Adelheid. Bertha was a sister of Gertrude. [2]

The known siblings of Gertrude include (1)Gebhard III, Count of Sulzbach, (2)Adelheid, Abbess of Niedernburg at Passau (3)Bertha of Sulzbach, Byzantine Empress (4)Luitgarde, wife first of Godfrey II of Leuven and secondly of Hugo XII, Count of Dagsburg and Metz., (5)Matilda of Sulzbach, wife of Engelbert III of Istria. [3]

Berengar II was a son of Gebhard II, Count of Sulzbach and Irmgard of Rott. [4] Irmgard was a daughter of Kuno I of Rott, founder of Rott Abbey, and his wife Uta. There is a theory identifying her mother as a daughter of Frederick III, Count of Diessen. However this is not confirmed by primary sources. Irmgard is mentioned as the founder of Berchtesgaden monastery. There is mention of her marrying twice but the identity of her second husband is disputed. The most likely candidate is Kuno, Count of Horburg. [5]

Gebhard II is considered a namesake son of Gebhard I, Count of Sulzbach. Gebhard I is the first person known to have used this title. On 28 November 1043, Gebhard was granted property by charter of Henry III, King of Germany. There his mother is mentioned as "Adalheit". The "Genealogischen Tafeln zur mitteleuropäischen Geschichte" (1965-1967) by W. Wegener identifies her as Adelaide of Susa. The father therefore being Herman IV, Duke of Swabia. This theory has gained some acceptance. However Charles Cawley notes that this would place his birth c. 1037-1038. In order for Gebhard to have grandchildren by the 1080s, "this would require a succession of teenage bridegrooms which seems improbable." Wegener theorises the wife of Gebhard I to have been a daughter of Berengar, Count of Nordgau. He suggests that Sulzbach was part of her dowry. Cawley considers the theory to stand only on "the transmission of the name Berengar into her husband's family." Otherwise no connection between the families is known to exist. [6]


Gertrude married Conrad in 1136. The marriage between the Hohenstaufens and the Sulzbach's led to close relations between the two families; in 1167, Gebhard III left Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa (Gertrude's nephew by marriage) as his sole heir.

Gertrude became ill after the birth of her son Friedrich, and died at the age of thirty-six years in Bad Hersfeld. She is buried in the church of the former Cistercian Ebrach Abbey.


From her marriage with Conrad III, Gertrude had two sons:

Henry Berengar (Heinrich Berengar) (d. 1150), who in March 1147 was proclaimed co-King by his father, being crowned on 30 March 1147 in Aachen

Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia m. 1166 Gertrude of Saxony (d. 1196), daughter of Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony.

Gertrud von Comburg

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Gertrud von Comburg (* um 1095; † 1130/31) war deutsche Königin sowie Königin von Italien und Herzogin von Franken.

Gertrud von Comburg wurde als Tochter von Heinrich Graf von Rothenburg geboren.

Im Jahr 1115 wurde sie mit Konrad III. aus dem Geschlecht der Staufer, Herzog von Franken (1116/20), römisch-deutscher König 1127–1135 (als Gegenkönig) sowie 1138–1152, König von Italien (1128–1135 bzw. 1138–1152) und König von Burgund (1138-1152), verheiratet.

Gertrud verstarb nach 15-jähriger Ehe und wurde im Kloster Lorch beigesetzt.


   * Bertha von Hohenstaufen (1116-nach 1148) ∞ Hermann III. von Baden 

Gertrud von Sulzbach

  • Geburtstag und -ort: etwa 1095 Sulzbach, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany (Deutschland)
  • Verstorben: April 14, 1146 (46-55) Bad Hersfeld, Hesse, Germany (Deutschland)
  • Bestattungsort: Queen/Empress Consort
  • Tochter von Berengar II, Graf von Sulzbach und Adelheid von Wolfratshausen, Gräfin von Sulzbach
  • Ehefrau von Konrad III, Deutscher König
  • Mutter von Agnessa Liubava von Staufen; Heinrich VI, römisch-deutschen Mitkönig; Bertha Hohenstaufen und Frederick IV Duke Of Rothenburg & Franconia & Swabia, Herzog zu Swaben
  • Schwester von Gebhard III, Graf von Sulzbach; Lutgardis von Sulzbach, Herzogin von Niederlothringen; Bertha von Sulzbach, Byzantine Empress und Mathilde von Sulzbach
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Gertrud von Sulzbach's Timeline

Sulzbach, Unterfranken, Bavaria
Age 12
Age 21
Age 42
Of, Sulzbach, Oberbayem, Bavaria
Age 50
Schwaben, Deutschland(HRR)
April 14, 1146
Age 51
Bad Hersfeld, Hesse, Germany
Queen/Empress Consort