Egilbert von Ortenburg
Egilbert von Ortenburg , also Engelbert or Heilbert von Rothenburg , (* around 1040 probably in Rothenburg ob der Tauber ; † 1101 in Trier ) was Archbishop of Trier from 1079 until his death. He was part of Emperor Heinrich IV during the investiture controversy . In gratitude, the emperor made him Arch Chancellor of Gaul . In contrast to his predecessors and successors, he had no ties to the papacy because of his imperial partisanship and thus did not play a mediating role like them.
Under his patronage, the foundation stone of the Laach monastery was laid in 1093 by the Count Palatine of the Rhine and imperial governor , Heinrich II. Von Laach , and his name is mentioned in the deed of foundation. Archbishop Egilbert supported the Foundation with the deployment of the first monks from the former Trier Benedictine - St. Maximin's Abbey on the settlement of the resulting monastery.
In his time the first pogroms fell in Germany after 1095 in the course of the crusade movement . In May / June 1096 he tried to protect the Trier Jews from the crusaders and preached for their protection in the cathedral. But he couldn't prevent her murder.
- Leopold von Eltester : Egilbert, Archbishop of Trier . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 5, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1877, p. 676 f.
- Richard Laufner: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 4, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1959, ISBN 3-428-00185-0 , p. 338 ( ). In:
- Egilbert von Ortenburg in the Saarland biographies
- Publications on Egilbert von Ortenburg in the Opac of the Regesta Imperii
|Udo von Nellenburg||
Archbishop of Trier
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|SURNAME||Egilbert von Ortenburg|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Engelbert von Rothenburg; Heilbert von Rothenburg|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Archbishop of Trier|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1040|
|DATE OF DEATH||1101|
|Place of death||trier|