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Frederick was the Archbishop of Mainz from 937 until 954.

Frederick succeeded Hildebert as the Archbishop of Mainz in 937. From the outset, Frederick was clearly an opponent of King Otto the Great. He took part in the plots of Dukes Eberhard III of Franconia and Giselbert of Lorraine in 939, and was punished with their defeat by a years imprisonment in Hammelburg. In 941 he was implicated in Duke Henry of Bavaria's assassination attempt of King Otto, but managed to avoid punishment by communion and begging for pardon.

Frederick did not accompany Otto on his campaign into Italy in 951 to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor. In 953 he joined the conspiracy of Otto's sons Ludolph of Swabia and Conrad the Red of Lorraine, and lured King Otto into Mainz. He died in October 954 before the warring had ceased.



Preceded by:

Frederick

Succeeded by:

Hildebert Archbishop of Mainz
937 - 954
William

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