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Hugh of Sponheim (German: Hugo I von Sponheim) (? - 1137) was the Archbishop of Cologne in 1137.

Early lifeEdit

Hugh of Sponheim was the fourth son of Count Stephen of Sponheim. In 1131 he joined the Cathedral of Cologne and became a Provost in Aachen.

Archbishop of CologneEdit

In 1137 Hugh campaigned with King Conrad III of Germany and the Archbishop of Cologne, Bruno II of Berg. With Bruno's sudden death that year Hugh became the Archbishop and was consecrated on the 1st of July, but deceased soon after. Hugh was buried in Bari.



Preceded by:

Hugh of Sponheim

Succeeded by:

Bruno II of Berg Archbishop of Cologne
1137
Arnold I

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