Herman II (archbishop of Cologne)
Pope Benedict IX made him a Cardinal around 1036, and granted important privileges to the Church in Cologne. Herman remained loyal to the Emperor Henry III during the revolt led by his nephew Conrad I of Bavaria.
He became Archchancellor of the Regnum Italicum and protector of Brauweiler (1053). His claritas generis allowed him to baptise and crown the German king Henry IV, a privilege that was disputed by the Archbishop of Mainz Luitpold I.
|Archbishop of Cologne
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- Lewald, Ursula, 'Die Ezzonen. Das Schicksal eines rheinischen Fürstengeschlechts', in Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter 43 (1979) pp. 120–168