Siegfried III (Archbishop of Mainz)

Siegfried III (Archbishop of Mainz)

Siegfried III von Eppstein (died 1249) was archbishop of Mainz from 1230 to 1249. He in 1244 granted freedom to the citizens of Mainz, who subsequently could run their affairs more independently though their own council. [John M. Jeep, "Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia" (2001), p. 486.] [ [ Mainz ] ] ; in law it remained an episcopal city [André Vauchez, Richard Barrie Dobson, Michael Lapidge, "Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages" (2000), p. 892.] .

He acted as regent for Conrad IV of Germany, while the Emperor Frederick II was campaigning in Italy, 1237 to 1242. ["The New Cambridge Medieval History" V, p. 399.] He was though a supporter of Pope Innocent IV [ [ "Catholic Encyclopedia"] ] . He held a major synod in 1239. [Paul B. Pixton, "The German Episcopacy and the Implementation of the Decrees of the Fourth" (1995), p. 418.]

He added Lorsch Abbey to the archbishopric [ [ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lorsch Abbey ] ] .


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