Heinrich von Thun
The baronial von Thun family comes from the Bernese Oberland , where Heinrich grew up. After the dismissal of Bishop Walther von Rötteln , he was elected as his successor in 1216 and ascended to the bishopric of Basel.
But he soon made enemies in the city when he succeeded in revoking the council privilege of the city of Basel, which had been granted to the city of Basel a few years earlier by King Friedrich II, on September 13, 1218, and no council could be established without the consent of the bishop could.
Bishop Heinrich von Thun went down in Basel city history with the construction of the first Basel Rhine Bridge, today's Middle Rhine Bridge . This bridge is mentioned for the first time in two documents from 1225, according to which Heinrich exempted the monasteries of St. Blaise and Bürglen from the bridge toll because they had supported the construction with financial means.
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- Heinrich von Thun, Bishop of Basel on www.altbasel.ch
- Franziska Hälg-Steffen: Thun, von (barons). In: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz .; not to be confused with the ministerial family von Thun.
|Walther von Rötteln||
Bishop of Basel
|Lüthold II of Rötteln|
|SURNAME||Heinrich von Thun|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Heinrich II of Thun|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Bishop of the Principality of Basel and a great patron of the city of Basel (1216–1238)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12th century or 13th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 17, 1238|
|Place of death||Basel|