Cunigonde of Swabia

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German: Kunigunde
Also Known As: "Cunigonde Ahalolfings"
Birthplace: Herzogtum Schwaben, Ostenfrankenreich
Death: February 07, 915 (30-39)
Kloster Lorsch, Austrasia, Ostenfrankenreich
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Berthold I, count palatine in Swabia and Gisela of Alsace
Wife of Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria and Konrad I, König des Ostfrankenreichs
Mother of Arnulf I, duke of Bavaria; Berthold Herzog von Bayern and N von Bayern
Sister of Berthilde von Schwaben; Erchanger I, duke of Swabia and Berthold II, duke of Swabia

Occupation: Also married Konrad I ( secondly)
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About Cunigonde of Swabia


Cunigunde of Swabia (c. 878 – 7 February after 918), a member of the Ahalolfing noble family, was Margravine of Bavaria until 907 by her first marriage with Margrave Luitpold and German queen (Queen of the Franks) from 913 to 918 by her second marriage with King Conrad I, the first and sole ruler of the Conradine dynasty.

Cunigunde was the daughter of the Swabian count palatine Berchthold I. Her mother possibly was Gisela, a daughter of the Carolingian king Louis the German and his consort Emma of Altdorf. Cunigunde's brother Erchanger became Duke of Swabia in 915.

Very little is known of her. She married first the Bavarian margrave Luitpold who became the ancestor of the Luitpolding dynasty. Her sons by him were Arnulf the Bad and Berthold, both ruling as Dukes of Bavaria later on. Luitpold was killed in the 907 Battle of Pressburg fighting against the Hungarian forces.

According to the Annales Alamannici, Cunigunde married in 913 King Conrad I of Germany who was striving to strengthen the ties with the Bavarian stem duchy.[1] The marriage left no male heirs; two children are assumed, both born 913: Herman, who died young, and Cunigunda, who married Werner of Worms and was possibly the mother of Conrad the Red, the founder of the Salian dynasty. First mentioned as queen consort in June 914, Cunigunde apparently did not play a significant political role while her son Arnulf remained in constant conflict with the king. In 915 she chose Lorsch Abbey as her burial place.

King Conrad died in December 918 after a long illness, possibly by a heavy injury during a campaign against Arnulf of Bavaria. He was succeeded by the Saxon duke Henry the Fowler.


Kunigunde von Schwaben was born circa 879 to Berthold I von Schwaben (?-?) and Gisela (?-?) . She married Luitpold von Karantanien und Oberpannonien (?-907) . She married Konrad der Jüngere (c881-918) 912.

Cunigunde of Swabia (born c. 880) was the wife and Queen of Conrad, King of East Francia. She was a member of the Ahalolfinger Dynasty. Very little is known of her.

She was the daughter of Berthold I, Count Palatine of Swabia, and of Gisela. Her maternal grandparents were Louis the German and Hemma. Her brother was Erchanger, Duke of Swabia.

She married first Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria. Her sons by him were Arnulf the Bad, Duke of Bavaria, and Berthold, Duke of Bavaria. Luitpold died in 907. Cunigunde then married in 913 Conrad, King of the East Franks. They had two children, both born 913: Herman, who died young, and Cunigunda, who married Werner' of Worms, and who was possibly the mother of Conrad the Red, the founder of the Salian dynasty.

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Cunigonde of Swabia's Timeline

Herzogtum Schwaben, Ostenfrankenreich
Herzogtum Bayern, Ostenfrankenreich
Nördgau, Bavaria, Schwaben, Germany
February 7, 915
Age 35
Kloster Lorsch, Austrasia, Ostenfrankenreich