Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg

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Seal of Conrad I of Luxembourg. The Latin inscription on the border of the seal reads: CONRARDVS COMES DE LVCELEMBVRCH

Conrad I (c. 1040 – 8 August 1086), Count of Luxembourg, was the first count of Luxembourg (1059–1086), succeeding his father Giselbert of Luxembourg.

Giselbert of Luxembourg was count of Salm and of Longwy, then count of Luxemburg from 1047 to 1059. He was a son of Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau, and perhaps of Ermentrude of Gleiberg.

He was embroiled in an argument with the archbishop of Trier as to the abbaye Saint-Maximin in Trier which he had avowed. The archbishop excommunicated him and Conrad had to make honourable amends and set out on pilgrimage for Jerusalem. He died in Italy on the return journey.

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Marriage and issue

Around 1075 he married Clementia (1060 - 1142), suggested to have been daughter of Pierre-Guillaume VII, duke of Aquitaine and of Ermesinde. They had :

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Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg
Born: 1040 Died: 8 August 1086
Preceded by
Count of Luxembourg
Succeeded by
Henry III

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