Richard von Daun

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Richard von Daun († November 8 or November 29, 1257 ) was Bishop of Worms from 1247 to 1257 .


Richard came from a family of imperial ministers based in the Eifel, his relative Ingeram was provost of the collegiate monasteries Münstermaifeld , Karden and St. Simeon in Trier and Domkustos in Trier. Dietrich von Daun was canon in Trier and canon in Münstermaifeld and at St. Kunibert in Cologne .

Richard was provost of St. Simeon in Trier from 1234 and canon in Trier from 1242 to 1252 and had a canonical in Münstermaifeld. After the death of Wormser bishop Conrad of Durkheim which elected Wormser cathedral chapter , despite papal ban the provost Raugraf Eberhard bishop. The papal legate Pietro Capocci overturned this decision and appointed Richard von Daun Bishop of Worms. Pope Innocent IV ordered the two parties to Rome. In 1252, the appointed auditor Petrus de Collemedio , Cardinal Bishop of Albano , decided that Richard's appointment was legitimate.

The Staufer -minded city refused entry to Richard, who then imposed an interdict and exerted military pressure on the city. In 1253 the interdict was lifted through the mediation of the Dominicans and Richard was able to move into Worms. Through excommunication of the Hohenstaufen supporters in the citizenry, Richard achieved the recognition of Wilhelm of Holland as king, who confirmed the city's privileges in 1254. In the dispute over the constitution of the city, the council of fifteen introduced in 1233 was confirmed, which led to a split in the citizenship. After the death of Wilhelm, Richard supported the throne candidate Alfonso of Castile , when he was elected king in Frankfurt in 1257. The recovery of the Wimpfens , which the Hohenstaufen alienated from the Hochstift, was only partially successful. Wimpfen became a Free Imperial City, only the St. Peter monastery remained in Worms ownership.

After his death in November 1257, Richard was buried in Worms Cathedral . Raugraf Eberhard followed him as bishop.


predecessor Office successor
Conrad III. from Dürkheim Bishop of Worms
Eberhard I. Raugraf von Baumberg