Chronicle of Germany

The Chronicle of Germany

1076

A dragon was seen in the Grafschaft of Württemberg.

1082

The earth shook for three days in Württemberg, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

1083

Villagers saw blood raining from the sky in the Grafschaft of Württemberg.

1084

Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in Württemberg.

1085

The earth shook for three days in Württemberg, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

1086

Württemberg saw an unusually bountiful harvest this year.

1088

Tens of thousands of crows birds invaded Württemberg just before the harvest, causing much damage to the farmers’s fields.

1089

In Württemberg, the people celebrated the benevolent rule of Graf Berthold.

1090

Graf Gunzelin von Ulm married Richwara, daughter of Heinrich von Nordheim. Graf Berthold von Württemberg died of Pneumonia on 19 November, 1090. His brother, Gunzelin, succeeded to the throne of the Grafschaft with a grand ceremony in Teck. An uncommonly great number of children were born this year in Ulm.

1091

Gunzelin raised up arms against Herzog Gebhart of Swabia.

1092

Gräfin Richwara, the wife of Graf Gunzelin of Ulm, died in childbirth on 11 June. Friedrich, the firstborn son, was born to Graf Gunzelin. Adelaide, the mother of Graf Gunzelin of Ulm, died a natural death on 6 July.

1093

Herzog Gebhart of Swabia, the liege Lord of Graf Gunzelin, died of severe stress on 10 March. Graf Gunzelin of Ulm married Adela, daughter of Kaiser Heinrich III.

1094

Herzog Gebhard of Swabia, the liege Lord of Graf Gunzelin, died under suspicious circumstances on 16 April. Pope Alexander III declared a Crusade, wherein all faithful Catholics were called to help conquer Jerusalem from the Saracens. Graf Gunzelin took the cross to Jerusalem.

1095

Twice in this year, Graf Gunzelin prevailed against Graf Otto of Tirol.

1096

In this year, Graf Gunzelin took up arms against Herzog Gebhart II of Swabia.

1097

Kaiser Heinrich IV died of the Great Pox on the first day of the year. Graf Gunzelin defeated the Herzog’s army in Schwaben.

1098

Graf Gunzelin died in battle against Bishop Werner of Hirsau on 20 January. His son, Friedrich, succeeded to the throne with a grand ceremony in Teck. In Jerusalem, the Crusade failed, and the Holy Land remained in the hands of the infidels.

1099

In Württemberg, the people celebrated the benevolent rule of Graf Friedrich.

1100

Herzog Siegfried of Bavaria, who had taken Swabia from Herzog Gebhart, died a maimed cripple on 19 July.

1101

In Ulm, the people celebrated the benevolent rule of Graf Friedrich.

1109

Graf Friedrich married Princess Rycheza, daughter of King Krutoj of Pomerania. Adelaide, the heir of Herzog Siegfried II of Bavaria, died a natural death on 28 July, 1109.

1111

Hildegard, the firstborn daughter, was born to Graf Friedrich.

1112

Ulm saw an unusually bountiful harvest this year.

1113

A river flooded parts of Ulm in the spring.

1114

A star fell from the sky in Ulm, killing three cows.

1115

A river flooded parts of Württemberg in the spring.

1116

Villagers saw blood raining from the sky in the county of Ulm.

1142

Hildegard von Rheinfelden married Udalrich, son of Duke Georg of Upper Lorraine.

1143

In this year Kaiser Georg went mad. Seeing plots all around him, he tried to arrest many of his vassals and councillors, who rose up in rebellion against him. The kaiser tried to arrest Graf Friedrich, but failed. Friedrich and the kaiser quickly arranged a peace, and the kaiser rewarded him by making him Herzog of Swavia and naming him his designated regent.

1145

The Mad Kaiser died, and his son Victor became the new kaiser, under the regency of Friedrich von Rheinfelden. Victor died under suspicious circumstances on 14 May, and Friedrich became the new kaiser, called “the Noble.” Bohemia declared war upon the kaiser, and König Lothar asserted Bavaria’s independence. Kaiser Friedrich surrendered to these demands readily. in this year he also created the title of Kingdom of Frisia.

1146

Friedrich von Rheinfelden created the title of Kingdom of Germany.

1147

Friedrich von Rheinfelden created the title of Kingdom of Burgundy. In Kleve, Liutbert led the empire’s army to victory against rebels.

1148

Kaiser Friedrich tried to arrest Duke Amédée IV of Savoy, but failed, and so the duke rose up in rebellion against him. Prince-Bishop Carles of Vivarais led the empire’s army to victory at Vivarais, but Duke Amédée won the war. On 11 March, Friedrich abdicated his titles, and the Herzogswürde of Swabia passed to his daughter, Hildegard.

1149

Ademar rose up in revolt against the new Herzogin, and defeated her at Würrtemberg.

1150

König Lothar of Bavaria joined Hildegard’s war against the rebels, and together they returned to Würrtemberg where God granted them victory, and the rebellion was crushed.

1151

The earth shook for three days in St. Gallen, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

1152

Georg, the firstborn son, was born to Duchess Hildegard of Swabia.

1153

A goat with three heads was born in Württemberg.

1154

A strange plague killed thousands of wild rabbits in the county of St. Gallen.

1155

A giant destroyed several villages in Ulm, but then disappeared without trace.

1156

A river flooded parts of St. Gallen in the spring.

1158

Several people in Ulm spoke of seeing strange shapes dancing on the moon.

1160

Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in St. Gallen.

1162

Pope Urbanus II declared a Crusade, wherein all faithful Catholics were called to help conquer Aragon from the Saracens. Herzogin Hildegard took the cross to Spain. Pope Urbanus II died comatose in bed on 6 December.

1163

A star fell from the sky in Württemberg, killing three cows.

1164

In Rosello, Herzogin Hildegard led the Crusade to victory against a Saracen army led by Emir Wannaqo II. While she was away on this holy Crusade, Gräfin Beatrix betrayed her, taking up arms against her. Friedrich the Noble died a natural death on 13 July. Pope Nicolaus III died bedridden and infirm on 16 September.

1165

<o>Pope Leo X died a natural death on 19 February. Herzog Udalrich, the husband of Herzogin Hildegard, died comatose in bed on 13 October.</o>

1166


Herzogin Hildegard of Swabia married König Lothar II of Bavaria.


1167


Beatrix’s rebellion was finally crushed by Herzogin Hildegard and König Lothar.


1168


Georg von Rheinfelden married Princess Helga, daughter of Kaiser Adalhard of the Holy Roman Empire.


1169


A dragon was seen in the county of Schwaben.


1170


König Lothar the Just died of smallpox on 15 May. König Baldewin of Germany, the liege Lord of Herzogin Hildegard, died bedridden and infirm on 14 September.


1171


Herzogin Hildegard married Floris, son of Duke Floris II of Holland.


1172


Several people in Ulm spoke of seeing strange shapes dancing on the moon.


1174


Pope Silvester IV died a natural death on 22 February. Herzogin Hildegard died of severe stress on 11 July. Her son, Georg, succeeded her with a grand ceremony in Fürstenberg. The Crusade declared by Pope Urbanus II twelve years earlier ended with the successful liberation of Aragon from the infidels.


1175


Herzog Georg made a pious pilgrimage to Jerusalem.


1176


Villagers saw blood raining from the sky in the county of W¸rttemberg.


1179


Pope Ioannes XIX died a natural death on 16 June.


1180


König Ordulf of Germany died of severe stress on 4 April.


1181


Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in W¸rttemberg.


1182


Kaiser Ordulf Billung, Kaiser and König of Germany, died of poor health on 18 December. The empire passed to Heinrich V, but Germany passed to Georg.


1183


In this year, König Georg asserted his independence from the Holy Roman Empire. The Kingdom of Bavaria soon joined him. The king fought the army of the empire at Lorraine and Nordgau, and in both of these engagements God granted him victory.


1184


Orlando, the firstborn son, was born to König Georg of Germany.


1186


King Georg of Germany supported King Humbert of France in war against his enemies.


1187


In Köln, König Georg faced a mighty host that the Kaiser had assembled. At the same time, the Bohemians invaded Bavaria and rebels took up arms against their liege in the mountains, forcing König Burchard to abandon the final battle and march south to see to his own problems, leaving König Georg to face the Kaiser alone. By God’s grace, König Georg prevailed and won the final victory against the Kaiser. Germany won its independence, breaking the power of the Holy Roman Empire forever.


1188


König Georg turned his attention to gaining the Grafschaften that remained part of the Holy Roman Empire, and declared war against the new Kaiser, Nikolaus.


1189


König Georg made peace with Kaiser Nikolaus.


1190


People in Ulm claimed to have seen two suns at the same time.


1191


König Georg granted the Grafschaft of St. Gallen to Bavaria.


1192


König Georg supported Herzog Berengar of Brandenburg in war against his enemies.


1193


König Georg made peace with King Gryn III of Pomerania, and made war upon Kaiser Dietmar.


1194


At Lüneburg and Göttingen the army of Germany was defeated by the army of the empire.


1195


König Georg won the war against Kaiser Dietmar.


1196


Again König Georg went to war against the Holy Roman Empire, now ruled by Kaiser Martin.


1197


A dragon was seen in the county of Oldenburg.


1198


An uncommonly great number of children were born this year in Celle.


1199


A river flooded parts of Jülich in the spring.

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