Herman IV, duke of Swabia

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German: Hermann
Also Known As: "Herman IV", "von Babenberg von Swabia"
Birthplace: Schwaben, Bavaria
Death: July 28, 1038 (18-27)
Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernest I, duke of Swabia and Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress
Husband of Adelaide of Susa
Father of Gebhard I, count of Sulzbach; Richwara von Schwaben; Hermann I Count of Kastl; Berengar im bayerischen Nordgau and Richardis Luitpold
Brother of Ernst II, Duke of Swabia
Half brother of Beatrix; Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor; Mathilde de Germanie; Liudolf, margrave of Frisia; Gisela von Braunschweig and 2 others

Occupation: Duke of Swabia 1030-1038, Markgraf of Turin
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About Herman IV, duke of Swabia

Herman IV, Duke of Swabia

Herman IV (died 1038) was the Duke of Swabia (1030–1038). He was the second son of Ernest I and Gisela of Swabia. He was one of the Babenberg dukes of Swabia.

Herman became duke in 1030 following the death of his older brother Ernest II. At the time he was still a minor.

Seven years later, his stepfather, the Emperor Conrad II, married him to Adelaide of Susa, the marchioness of Turin, in January 1037. In July of the next year, while campaigning with Conrad in Southern Italy, he was struck down by an epidemic near Naples. Conrad then transferred rule of the duchy to his own son, Henry I, while Adelaide remarried to Henry of Montferrat.

He was buried in Trento Cathedral because the summer heat made it impossible to bring the corpse back to Germany.[1]

[edit] Children

Herman IV and Adelaide had at least three children:

Gebhard I, Count of Sulzbach

Adalbert I, Count of Windberg

Adelaide, married Hermann von Peugen

[edit] References

^ Iginio Rogger, "Riconsiderazioni sulla storia della Chiesa locale Trentina", in Lia de Finis (ed.), Storia del Trentino, Didascalibri, 1994, pp. 66-67.

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A listing of descendants of Leopold I, Margrave of Austria


-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because of a late Austrian source, Herman is sometimes mistakenly said to have had children.[5] This was not the case. Herman was on campaign for much of his short marriage to Adelaide and he died without heirs. .................................................................. [5] On this see E. Hlawitschka, 'Zur Abstammung Richwaras, der Gemahlin Herzog Bertholds I. von Zähringen,' Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des Oberrheins, 154 (2006), 1–20 [6] Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln, I.1, table 84

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Herman IV, duke of Swabia's Timeline

Schwaben, Bavaria
Kastl, Oberpfalz, Bavaria
July 28, 1038
Age 23
Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy
Kastl, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany