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Archbishop Reinald von Dassel

Köln, Dom, Grabmal des Kölner Erzbischofs Rainald von Dassel, Schrägansicht
© Hohe Domkirche Köln, Dombauhütte; Foto: Matz und Schenk
Köln, Dom, Grabmal des Kölner Erzbischofs Rainald von Dassel, Schrägansicht
© Hohe Domkirche Köln, Dombauhütte; Foto: Matz und Schenk

Period of office 1159-1167

Archbishop Rainald von Dassel was Imperial Chancellor for Friedrich I and a determined advocate of the empire's rights in opposition to the claims of the Pope. Because of his many imperial responsibilities, he spent a total of less than one year in Cologne. But the Archdiocese benefited from his gift of the imperial estates of Andernach, Eckenhagen and Castle Rheineck. He also placed the bones of the Three Holy Kings, which the Kaiser had given him after the destruction of Milan, in Cologne Cathedral. Rainald was most highly praised by his contemporaries for his education and kindness. He died of malaria in Rome in 1167.

 

Resting place, Cologne Cathedral, Chapel of St. Mary, high grave

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