Agnes of Germany (1074–1143)

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Agnes of Germany (1074–1143)

German princess. Born in 1074; died on September 24, 1143; daughter of Holy Roman emperor Henry IV (r. 1056–1106) and Bertha of Savoy (1051–1087); sister of Henry V and Conrad, both Holy Roman emperors; granddaughter of Agnes of Poitou (1024–1077); married Frederick I, duke of Swabia, in 1089; married Leopold III, margrave of Austria of the Babenberg line; children: (first marriage) Frederick (d. 1147), duke of Swabia (who married Judith of Bavaria [fl. 1120s]); Conrad III (first emperor of the Hohenstaufen line); Gertrude of Swabia (c. 1104–1191, who married Hermann, pfalzgraf of Lotharingen); (second marriage) Leopold IV, margrave of Austria; Henry Jasomirgott, 1st duke of Austria; the historian Otto, bishop of Freising.

The German princess Agnes was the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (r. 1056–1106) and Bertha of Savoy . Agnes married Frederick, duke of Swabia, and lived in the castle of Swabia, located in the Black Forest in southwest Germany. The couple was responsible for the beginnings of a German dynasty, the House of Hohenstaufen. Their son, Conrad III, ruled Germany from 1138 to 1152. Their grandson, Frederick I Barbarossa (r. 1152–1190), unified Germany.

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