The Salians are considered the German cadet branch of the Widonids and Lambertines who became powerful in Italy (among others, Dukes of Spoleto/Umbria, King of Neustria/West France, King of Pavia/Lombardy) and were related to the Conradines through the mother of Conrad the Red. His marriage to Liutgarde, the daughter of Otto the Great, and his appointment as Duke of Lorraine brought Conrad the Red into the inner circle of the Ottonian royal family. In the royal election of 1002, his son Otto von Worms was considered a possible candidate. Otto’s grandson, Conrad II, became King of the East Frankish-German Empire in 1024 and first emperor of the Salian dynasty in 1027. Conrad II also became King of Italy in 1026 and King of Burgundy in 1033. When he died in 1039, he left a consolidated dominion to his son Henry III. The founding of Speyer Cathedral, whose crypt served as the burial place of the Roman-German kings until 1308, is thought to date back to him.
The title comes complete with deeds for the entire family. You will receive a PDF and optionally also a vector drawing of the coat of arms. We can happily customise the colours or symbols of the coat of arms, for example, to look just how you like. The deeds come together in a presentation folder. We will also include detailed information on having a title.
- Address: Illustrious Highness or Magnificus
- Man: Count
- Woman: Countess
- Son: Hereditary Count
- Daughter: Hereditary Countess