- Siegfried III (Archbishop of Mainz)
Siegfried III von Eppstein (died 1249) was
archbishop of Mainzfrom 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.] [ [http://www.culture-routes.lu/php/fo_index.php?lng=en&back=%252Fphp%252Ffo_index.php%253Flng%253Den%2526dest%253Dbd_ar_lst&dest=bd_ar_det&id=00000266&PHPSESSID=b7588a52aa321d1c839340cbcbdbcd86 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 IIwas campaigning in Italy, 1237 to 1242. ["The New Cambridge Medieval History" V, p. 399.] He was though a supporter of Pope Innocent IV[ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09550a.htm "Catholic Encyclopedia"] ] . He held a major synodin 1239. [Paul B. Pixton, "The German Episcopacy and the Implementation of the Decrees of the Fourth" (1995), p. 418.]
Lorsch Abbeyto the archbishopric [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09364a.htm CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lorsch Abbey ] ] .
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