Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg
Conrad I (c. 1040 – 8 August 1086), Count of Luxembourg, was the first count of Luxembourg (1059–1086), succeeding his father Giselbert of Luxembourg.
He was embroiled in an argument with the archbishop of Trier as to the abbaye Saint-Maximin in Trier which he had avowed. The archbishop excommunicated him and Conrad had to make honourable amends and set out on pilgrimage for Jerusalem to have his excommunication lifted. He died in Italy on the return journey.
He founded many abbeys:
- the abbaye d'Orval in 1070, with Arnold I, Count of Chiny
- the abbaye d'Altmünster in 1083.
Marriage and issue
Around 1075 he married Clementia (1060 - 1142), daughter of Pierre-Guillaume VII, duke of Aquitaine and of Ermesinde. They had :
- Matilda (1070 † ), married Godefroy (1075 † ), Count of Bleisgau
- Henry III († 1086), Count of Luxembourg
- 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
- in 1096 to Albert II († 1098), count of Egisheim and of Dagsbourg,
- in 1101 to Godefroy (1067 † 1139), count of Namur. They were parents of Henry IV of Luxembourg
- William I (1081 † 1131), Count of Luxembourg, married Matilda of Beichlingen
- Gades 1951, p. 55.
- Gades 1951, p. 54-56.
- Gades 1951, p. 57.
- Gades 1951, p. 56.
- Jackman 2012, p. 51,56.
- Gades 1951, p. 58.
- Jackman 2012, p. 65.
- Gades 1951, p. 59.
- 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 LuxembourgBorn: 1040 Died: 8 August 1086
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