Arnold II of Wied (German: Arnold II von Wied) (1098 - 1156) was the Archbishop of Cologne from 1151 - 1156.

Early lifeEdit

Arnold II of Wied was a son of Count Matfried III of Wied. In 1122 he became the Provost of St. George in Limburg an der Lahn. He became a Provost in Cologne in 1127, and was appointed a Provost in Maastricht and an Arch-Chancellor (appointed by the Holy Roman Emperor Conrad of Franconia) in 1138. He participated in the Second Crusade from 1147 until 1149.

Archbishop of CologneEdit

In 1151 he was appointed the Archbishop of Cologne. He was confirmed by Pope Eugene III on 6 January 1152. He crowned Frederick I Barbarossa the Holy Roman Emperor in Aachen on 9 March 1152. In 1154 he participated in the Italian campaign of the Emperor, and was sent as his envoy to Rome in 1155 to prepare for the Emperors official coronation by the pope. Arnold died in Xanten on 14 May 1156, and was buried in the Abbacy of Schwarzrheindorf.

Preceded by:

Arnold II of Wied

Succeeded by:

Arnold I Archbishop of Cologne
1151 - 1156
Frederick II of Berg

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