Sunday, 8 July 2018

339) Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

Frederick I (1122 - 1190), also known as Barbarossa, meaning "red beard". Elected King of Germany in 1152, crowned King of Italy in 1155, and crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Adrian IV in 1155. Grandfather of Frederick II.
"Virtually everyone described Frederick as handsome, charming, brave and intelligent; with his flowing red hair, he was the very ideal of prince, king and emperor."

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