from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Frederick I Known as Frederick Bar·ba·ros·sa (bärˌbə-rŏsˈə, -rôsˈə) 1123?-1190. Holy Roman emperor (1152-1190) and king of Germany and Italy. After quelling the rebellious German nobility, he failed to subdue papal authority in Italy and conceded supremacy to Pope Alexander III (1177). He drowned while leading the Third Crusade.
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- n. son of Frederick William who in 1701 became the first king of Prussia (1657-1713)
- n. Holy Roman Emperor from 1152 to 1190; conceded supremacy to the pope; drowned leading the Third Crusade (1123-1190)
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Everett Collection A painting shows Frederick I, called 'Barbarossa.'
Much later, Frederick I, the Holy Roman Emperor, was at war in Italy and requested aid against Milan, which the Archbishop of Cologne Rainald von Dassel provided in the form of an army.
His grandfather, Frederick I, had been greatly concerned with pomp and fashion and the trappings of royalty.
His father, who was then elector of the Palatinate, ultimately would become Frederick I, king of Bohemia.
Venice, which had aided Alexander III against Frederick I, owed no allegiance to the Western empire, and naturally stood apart.
Frederick I, tells the Pope that the whole Church of the Empire is subject to such heavy exactions at the hands of the papal officials, that both churches and monasteries, which have not enough to supply their own daily wants, are yet compelled "beyond their utmost possibility" to find money for the use of these legates, sustenance for their train of attendants, and accommodation for their horses.
Emperor, Frederick I, in a long battle to preserve their independence.
She was in correspondence with four Popes, and with the Emperors Conrad and Frederick I, and with many distinguished archbishops, abbots, and abbesses, and teachers and teaching bodies of various kinds.
Milan, Edict of, 21; married clergy in, 163; destruction of, by Frederick I, 176 f.
The Hohenzollerns made fortunate marriages and shrewd purchases and the descendants of Frederick I, succeeding to his burggravate, in the course of time acquired great estates in Franconia, Moravia, and Burgundy.
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