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Short Biography profile and facts about the life of Frederick Barbarossa The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the life and history of Frederick Barbarossa a famous Medieval character of the Middle Ages: German Also Known by the Nickname: Barbarossa, or Red-Beard Lifespan: He was born in - the exact date of birth is unknown Family connections: Frederick I was one of the most famous of German emperors.
He was a tall, stalwart man of majestic appearance. He had a long red beard and so the people called him Barbarossa, or Red-Beard. He came to the throne in At that time the province of Lombardy in northern Italy was a part of the German empire.
Then over the Alps came an army of a hundred thousand German soldiers, with Frederick Barbarossa at their head.
After a long siege the city surrendered. But soon it revolted again. The emperor besieged it once more and once more it surrendered. Its fortifications were destroyed and many of its buildings ruined. But even then the spirit of the Lombards was not broken. Milan and the other cities of Lombardy united in a league and defied the emperor.
He called upon the German dukes to bring their men to his aid. All responded except Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony, Frederick's cousin, whom he had made duke of Bavaria also. Frederick is said to have knelt and implored Henry to do his duty, but in vain. In his campaign against the Lombards Frederick was unsuccessful.
His army was completely defeated and he was compelled to grant freedom to the cities of Lombardy. Everybody blamed Henry the Lion. The other dukes charged him with treason and he was summoned to appear before a meeting of the nobles.
He failed to come and the nobles thereupon declared him guilty and took from him everything that he had, except the lands he had inherited from his father.
Frederick Barbarossa and Germany Frederick now devoted himself to making Germany a united nation. Two of his nobles had been quarrelling for a long time and as a punishment for their conduct each was condemned, with ten of his counts and barons, to carry dogs on his shoulders from one country to another.
Frederick finally succeeded in keeping the nobles in the different provinces of Germany at peace with one another, and persuaded them to work together for the good of the whole empire.
He had no more trouble with them and for many years his reign was peaceful and prosperous. Frederick Barbarossa and the Crusades After the Christians had held Jerusalem for eighty-eight years, it was recaptured by the Moslems under the lead of the famous Saladinin the year There was much excitement in Christendom, and the Pope proclaimed another Crusade.
Frederick immediately raised an army of Crusaders in the German Empire and with one hundred and fifty thousand men started for Palestine. He marched into Asia Minor, attacked the Moslem forces, and defeated them in two great battles.
But before the brave old warrior reached the Holy Land his career was suddenly brought to an end. At a moment when the bridge was crowded with troops Frederick rode up rapidly.Frederick I Barbarossa was born in , to Frederick II, Duke of Swabia and his wife Judith. Members of the Hohenstaufen dynasty and House of Welf respectively, Barbarossa's parents provided him with strong family and dynastic ties which would aid him later in life.
At the age of 25, he became the. Frederick Barbarossa was the Holy Roman Emperor of Germany during the 's. He is mentioned throughout the storyline in Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies. During the 's, Barbarossa was once a Duke who later became King by King Conrad III during the latter's deathbed.
He was later crowned Appears in: Call of Duty: WWII. Frederick Barbarossa is an infantry hero in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. As he was only introduced in The Forgotten, he never appears in his campaign, Barbarossa. He is depicted as a Teutonic Knight with better stats and is only available in the Scenario Editor.
As a hero, he cannot be Type: Infantry. Frederick Barbarossa was the Holy Roman Emperor of Germany during the 's. He is mentioned throughout the storyline in Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies..
History Edit. During the 's, Barbarossa was once a Duke who later became King by King Conrad III during the latter's webkandii.coms in: Call of Duty: WWII. The Marriage of the Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa to Beatrice of Burgundy (Public Domain) Higher than a King.
One thing of Charlemagne’s that Barbarossa had . Frederick I Barbarossa was born in , to Frederick II, Duke of Swabia and his wife Judith. Members of the Hohenstaufen dynasty and House of Welf respectively, Barbarossa's parents provided him with strong family and dynastic ties which would aid him later in life.