Conrad III of Swabia, king of Germany (1138-1152).
In 1147, at the instigation of St.
Bernard, he undertook the disastrous Second Crusade, in company
with Louis VII of France.
He returned to Germany
in 1149, and died at Bamberg three years later.
|Toynbee "Currado_1, summarized entry"
He is mentioned by Cacciaguida (in the Heaven of Mars), who says he
followed C. and was knighted by him (el mi cinse de la sua
milizia), and afterward met his death in his train while
fighting against the Mohammedans
[Par. xv. 139-148].
©Oxford University Press 1968. From A Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante by Paget Toynbee
(1968) by permission of Oxford University Press