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Archbishop Engelbert I. von Berg

Period of office 1216-1225

Archbishop Engelbert von Berg was Dean of the Cathedral before his election. After 1221 he was Imperial Administrator and guardian of the young King Heinrich VII. He was strong-willed, strict, and just, and was a fine statesman. Under his rule the Franciscans and the Dominicans came to Cologne. Engelbert used any and all means in his territorial politics, and as a result had many conflicts with the dukes and nobles concerned. He was murdered by the followers of his relative Count Friedrich von Isenburg during a capture attempt. From the 17th century on Engelbert was venerated as a saint.


Resting place: Cologne Cathedral, Engelbert Shrine

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