Category - The Patriarchs

The Patriarchs

Nicholas of Luxemburg

The son of John of Luxemburg, Nicholas was born about the end of 1321. With great tenaciousness his brother Charles IV, king of Bohemia, did his utmost so as he could succeed to Bertrand of Saint-Geniès [Bertrando di...

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Callistus

A long period of eclipse for the patriarchate of Aquileia, which was now distinct from, and opposed to, Grado, had its end with Callistus, who established the residence of the patriarchs at Cividale del Friuli since 737.

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Paulinus

As a literate, Paulinus contributed to form an European cultural tradition that was afterwards to last for centuries. As a patriarch of Aquileia, he was one of the protagonists of the religious life of the Carolingian reign, and...

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Valpert

Valpert was patriarch from 874 to 900 ca. In 875 he made an assault to the island of Grado. In April 877 pope John VIII sent him a letter, which was also addressed to John archbishop of Ravenna and Ansperto Confalonieri...

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Lupus II

Lupus was patriarch between 940 and 948-949. He is mentioned in 942 for an agreement, which was mediated by the Venetian doge Peter Candiano III, to settle the borders with Marinus, patriarch of Grado. In 944, together with...

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Berthold of Andechs-Merania

A lively cultural circulation did apparently characterize Berthold’s patriarchy. The extensive policy accomplished by the patriarch, friend to Frederick II, in his relations with Venice and inland, from the March of Treviso to...

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Eberhard

Eberhard was canon of Augsburg; his name was the same as the first bishop’s of Bamberg (1007-1040) and another bishop’s of Augsburg (1029-1047), who were probably relations to him. He became patriarch of Aquileia in 1045, the...

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John IV

The patriarchs of Aquileia proposed themselves as the main, if not the only, local interlocutors of the emperor, as tesserae of a European-sized mosaic, the glue of which were their network of relations and personal ties of...

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Gotebald

His bishopric is characterized by the effort to achieve again the acknowledgement of the primacy of the see of Aquileia over Grado. It is also due to him the reconstruction of various religious buildings that had gone to ruin...

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Poppo of the Otokars

Feverishly aiming at increasing the authority and power of his Church, Poppo thus had lots of enmities in Venice and Grado, which caused very different assessments on his behaviour and activity by historians and chroniclers...