Seal of Conrad I of Luxembourg. The Latin inscription on the border of the seal reads: CONRARDVS COMES DE LVCELEMBVRCH
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) was 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 the Orval Abbey in 1070 with Count Arnold I of Chiny and the Altmünster Abbey in 1083.[4]

Marriage and issue

Around 1075 he married Clementia (1060–1142), daughter of Duke William VII of Aquitaine and of Ermesinde.[5] They had:

References

  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

Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg Elder House of LuxemburgBorn: 1040 Died: 8 August 1086 Preceded byGiselbert Count of Luxembourg 1059–1086 Succeeded byHenry III