Duke Conrad LOTHARINGIA
- Born: Abt 914, Worms, Franconia, Germany
- Christened: , Lorraine, France
- Married: Abt 944
- Died: 10 Aug 955, Lechfeld, , Germany
Cause of his death was Killed.
Other names for Conrad were "The Red", II, LOTHARINGIA Duke, "The Wise" and Konrad.
Ancestral File Number: 9HMM-ZW. User ID: 4840895712.
"The Red", Duke of LOTHARINGIA Reigned 944-953.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol III, p90, Conrad the Red: "Died 10 Aug 955 Lechfeld Germany, Duke of Lotharingia (Lorraine) and ancestor of the Salian dynasty of German kings. He belonged to a family of Franconian counts with rich lands in the country around Speyer and Worms. After helping King (later Emperor) Otto I suppress a rebellion of his vassals (937-939), he was given the duchy of Lotharingia (944) and Otto's daughter Liudgard in marriage. Later he fell out with the King and joined Otto's son Liudolf of Swabia in a rebellion (953-954). Forced to submit, Conrad lost his duchy but not his lands in Franconia or his vassals. Later reunited with the King, he fought and was killed in the battle of the Lechfeld, when the largest Hungarian army to invade German lands was destroyed. His services seem to have been decisive in securing this victory for Otto."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p631, Conrad the Red: "Died 955, Duke of Lotharingia (Lorraine, 944-953). A Franconian adherent of the German King Otto I (later Holy Roman Emperor), he was made Duke of Lotharingia and married Otto's daughter Liutgard. He accompanied (951) his father-in-law to Italy against Berengar II. Remaining in Italy as Otto's representative, he concluded a peace treaty with the defeated Berengar, Otto, however, considered the treaty too lenient and drastically revised it. The discontented Conrad then led a revolt against Otto with Otto's son, Ludolf, and Frederick, Archbishop of Mainz. Expelled (953) from his duchy, Conrad allied (954) with the Hungarians, who were invading the empire. When the invasion united the people behind Otto, Conrad submitted. He fought with valor under Otto at the Lechfeld but was killed in battle."
Ancestral File Ver 4.19 9HMM-WZ.
Pedigree Resource File Compact Disc #17 Pin #410596 (AFN: 9HMM-ZW) Birth: abt 0918, Place: Lorraine, France Death: 10 Aug 0955 Place: (Killed).
Conrad married Princess Liutgard GERMANY, daughter of Emperor Otto I Germany HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE and Queen Edith England GERMANY, about 944.