Kuno I of Pfullingen

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Kuno (Konrad) von Pfullingen , (* around 1016 in Pfullingen ; † June 1, 1066 in Ürzig ) was appointed Archbishop of Trier at the instigation of Archbishop Annos II of Cologne , his uncle, in 1066 . The Trier citizens and servants ( ministerials ) felt that this decision had been ignored and expressed their displeasure in the capture and murder of the Electen .

After Archbishop (Ebf.) Eberhard von Trier died on April 15, 1066 , Ebf struck. Anno II of Cologne presented his nephew Kuno for the vacated ore chair. Kuno came from the family of the Counts of Pfullingen [Swabia] and was provost of the Cologne Cathedral at that time . Since the population, the nobility and the clergy in Trier were passed over when King Heinrich IV was appointed, there was great resentment in the city and disruption to the appointment of Kuno was expected. Bishop Einhard II von Katzenellenbogen was commissioned to give Kuno an armed escort.

North of Trier, near Bitburg , Bf. Einhard and Ebf struck. Kuno set up camp for the night on May 17, 1066. On the morning of May 18, 1066, Count Theoderich ( Vogt and at the same time bearer of the Burgravial Office of Triers) and his men attacked the camp, robbed Einhard and took Kuno prisoner. Kuno was then abducted east to Ürzig Castle and imprisoned. After two weeks of imprisonment, four warriors received the order on June 1, 1066 to murder Kuno. After falling three times from a ledge near the castle and still alive, Kuno was beheaded. His body remained unburied for the next 30 days until farmers from the village of Lösnich found him.

After a preliminary burial of Kuno in Lösnich on the Moselle, his body was transferred to the monastery church of the Benedictine Abbey of Tholey at the instigation of Bishop Theodoric of Verdun and buried there on July 10, 1066. At the instigation of the former Ebf. of Mainz, Siegfried, Kuno I was canonized and his murderers excommunicated.

Since Archbishop Anno II was not very popular with either the Pope or the King, perhaps because of his diverse political activities, the murder of Kuno remained largely without consequences for the perpetrators.


predecessor Office successor
Eberhard Archbishop of Trier
Udo von Nellenburg