Conrad II (990-1039)

"Conrad II (c. 990 – 4 June 1039), also known as Conrad the Elder and Conrad the Salic, was Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1027 until his death in 1039. The founder of the Salian dynasty of emperors who ruled for over a century, Conrad also served as King of Germany from 1024, King of Italy from 1026, and King of Burgundy (Arelat) from 1033.

The son of a mid-level nobleman in Franconia, Count Henry of Speyer and Adelaide of Metz, he inherited the titles of count of Speyer and of Worms as an infant when his father died. Conrad extended his power beyond his inherited lands, receiving the favor of the princes of the Kingdom of Germany. When the Saxon-based Ottonian dynasty of emperors died off with the childless Emperor Henry II, Conrad was elected to succeed him as King in 1024 at the age of 34." - ( 01.11.2019)

What we know


father of Henry III (1016-1056) [son of], Gisela of Swabia (-1043) [mother of]
official Emperor Holy Roman Empire
died Utrecht 04.06.1039
Member Salian dynasty
was buried Speyer
son of Henry of Speyer
Husband of Gisela of Swabia (-1043)

Sources & Mentions

Objects and visualizations



Holy Roman Empire13.79882812550.580444335938place of actiondb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Utrecht5.115555763244652.088890075684Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Speyer8.431111335754449.319442749023Burial placedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

Relations to time periods

Show relations to time periods