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Adelheid von Metz

French: Adelaide d'Alsace
Also Known As: "Adele", "of Metz", "Adelheid", "Adelaide of Alsace"
Birthplace: Egisheim, (Eguisheim), Haut-Rhin, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, France
Death: between circa May 19, 1039 and May 19, 1046 (60-80)
Öhringen, Stuttgart, BW, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Count Richard von Metz, Graf von Metz, Billung Im Padergau and Unknown or perhaps Bertha wife of Richard Von Metz
Wife of Poppo I Graf von Laufen; Poppo (V.) im Lobdengau; Herman von Hohenlohe, Graf im Bretschgau and Henry of Speyer, Count in the Wormsgau
Mother of Poppo II. Graf im Lobdengau; Archbishop Bruno of Trier; Gebhard, Bishop of Regensburg; Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor and Judith von Speyer
Sister of Gerhard im Nordgau, Graf von Egisheim; Reinmed von Metz and Adalbert II de Metz et Saargau, duc de Basse-Lorraine

Occupation: Comtesse, d'Alsace, Countess
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About Adelaide

Daughter of Richard, Count of Metz, and unknown wife, sister of counts Gerhard and Adalbert:

ADELHEID ([975][888]-19 May [1039/46], bur Öhningen Stiftskirche). Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" and mother of "maioris Chuononis"[889]. Her second marriage is suggested by the Vita Meinwerci which names "Gebehardus iuvenis, frater imperatoris" when recording his tonsure at the synod in 1028[890], Gerhard not being named elsewhere as the full brother of Emperor Konrad I. m firstly HEINRICH Graf im Wormsgau, son of OTTO Duke of Carinthia, Graf im Nahe-, Speier-, und Wormsgau [Salier] & his wife Judith --- (-[20 Sep 989/1000]). m secondly ---. The name of Adelheid's second husband is not known. Adelheid & her second husband had [three] children:

a) GEBHARD ([after 1000]-1060). The Vita Meinwerci names "Gebehardus iuvenis, frater imperatoris" when recording his tonsure at the synod in 1028[891]. Herimannus names "Gebehardus, Counradi imperatoris ex matre Adalheide frater" when recording his installation as Bishop of Regensburg in 1036[892]. "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in loco…Ramprehtestetin/Ramarsstetin…in marchia et in comitatu Arnoldi marchionis" to "Adalrammo fideli nostro" by charter dated 1 Oct 1043 on the petition of "Gebehardi episcopi patrui nostri"[893].

b) [ROTHILD ([after 1000]-2 Dec

). The death of "Chrothildis Ottonis III filia, Conradi imperatoris soror, avia mea" is recorded "IV Non Dec" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[894]. While Rothild could clearly not have been the daughter of Emperor Otto III, it would be chronologically plausible if she was the uterine half-sister of Emperor Konrad II. If she had been the emperor's full sister there would no doubt have been more than this single reference to her existence. m ---. The name of Rothild's husband is not known.] Rothild & her husband had one child:

i) DADA "de Monte Walcherii" (-17 Oct

). The death of "Dada de monte Walcherii, mater mea, Crothildis filia" is recorded "XVI Kal Nov" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[895]. m RAINER --- (-27 Jul
). The death of "Raynerus, pater meus" is recorded "VI Kal Aug" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[896]. Rainer & his wife had four children:

(a) FRIEDRICH (-11 Feb before [1140]). The death of "Fredericus laycus, frater meus" is recorded "III Idus Feb" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[897].

(b) GERHARD (-16 Oct before [1140]). The death of "Gerardus laycus, frater meus" is recorded "XVII Kal Nov" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[898].

(c) RAINER (-11 Dec before [1140]). The death of "Raynerus iunior, frater meus" is recorded "III Id Dec" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[899].

(d) HUGO (Verdun 1065-[1140][900]). Monk at Verdun and at the abbey of Flavigny, he was the author of the Chronicon Hugonis.

c) [---. m ---.]

i) LIETARD . "Lietardus, imperatoris Conradi nepos et consanguineus" is named in the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium, when recording that he became a monk at Verdun under Frederic of Lotharingia "Bailodium [=Baileu] tradens"[901]. This must have occurred before 1022, the date of Frederic's death. It is not known how Lietard was related to Emperor Konrad, but the most likely possibility is that one his parents was the emperor's uterine brother or sister. This is further supported by the reference to Verdun, where the son of his supposed first cousin was also a monk. The name Lietard suggests a family connection with the Comtes de Huy (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY)


Adelaide of Metz (970 – 19 May 1046) was a French noblewoman.

Adelaide was born in 970 in Egisheim. She was a member of the Matfriding dynasty, descending from Matfrid. She was a sister of Adalbert and Gerhard.[1] She married Henry of Speyer, a German count and member of the Salian dynasty. They had two children, Judith of Speyer and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor. After her husband's death, she married a Frankish count from the Babenberg dynasty and had another son, Gebhard III, Bishop of Regensburg. In 1037 she founded the Collegiate Church in Öhringen.[2]

  • Born 970 Egisheim
  • Died 19 May 1046 Öhringen
  • Buried Öhringen
  • Noble family Matfriding
  • Spouse(s) Henry of Speyer


  • Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Judith of Speyer
  • Gebhard III, Bishop of Regensbur


* Biographie, Deutsche. "Konrad II. (Salier) - Deutsche Biographie".
  • Biographie, Deutsche. "Adelheid - Deutsche Biographie".

Henry of Speyer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He was the oldest son of Count Otto von Worms and married Adelaide of Alsace, the sister of the counts of Alsace. She outlived him by many years and died in 1046.

Adelheid av Metz eller Elsass var muligens datter til greve Richard av Metz.

Tekst: Tore Nygaard


Mogens Bugge: Våre forfedre, nr. 239. Bent og Vidar Billing Hansen: Rosensverdslektens forfedre, side 91.

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Adelaide's Timeline

Egisheim, (Eguisheim), Haut-Rhin, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, France
Burgundy, Marne, France
Burgogne, France
Age 67