Toynbee "Currado_1, summarized entry"
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.

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].

Currado_1(Long Entry)

©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