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Konrad von Thüringen (-1240)

"Konrad von Thüringen (English: Conrad of Thuringia) (c. 1206 – 24 July 1240) was the fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1239 to 1240. A Landgrave of Thuringia from 1231 to 1234, he was the first major noble to join the military order.

Conrad was the youngest son of Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Sophia, a daughter of Otto I, Duke of Bavaria. His elder brother Louis IV of Thuringia was married to Saint Elisabeth of Hungary. When Louis died in 1227 during the Sixth Crusade, his brother Henry Raspe became regent for Louis´ minor son Herman II, and Conrad took on the title of Count of Gudensberg in Hesse, assisting his brother in ruling the area." - ( 29.10.2019)

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son of Hermann I of Thuringia (1155-1217) [father of], Sophia of Wittelsbach (1170-1238) [mother of]
official Teutonic Knights
died Rome 24.07.1240
was buried St. Elisabeth's Church (Marburg)
Member Ludovingians

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Rome12.4827775955200200041.89305496215820000Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
St. Elisabeth's Church (Marburg)8.7697219848632810050.81499862670898400Burial placedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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