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Fig 1. The Seal of Emperor Konrad II

CHRONOLOGY 2

969

Emperor Otto I gives the bishop secular power over the city as part of the Bishopric of Speyer.

 

Construction of the first medieval town wall begins.

 

1030

Emperor Konrad II lays the foundation stone for the Speyer cathedral. It is intended to be the mausoleum for the Salian emperors.

 

1076

Emperor Heinrich IV embarks from Speyer on his pilgrimage to Canossa.

 

1096

The First Crusade passes through the city.

 

1111

Heinrich V grants municipal privileges to the city.