Pilgrim (? - 1036) was the Archbishop of Cologne from 1021 until 1036.

Early lifeEdit

Pilgrim's origins are not known, although two theories exist. One is that he was a descendant of the Counts of Isengau, and the other is that he was a descendant of the Rhenish Counts Palatine. From 1016 Pilgrim was educated at the Cathedral of Bamberg.

Archbishop of CologneEdit

Pilgrim was appointed the Archbishop of Cologne on 29 June 1021 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry the Saint. On Easter in 1028 he crowned the future emperor Henry II the Black King of Germany in Aachen. In 1031 he was appointed the Arch-Chancellor of Italy. Pilgrim gained for the Archbishopric the right to mint coinage. He also founded the Abbacy of St. Aposteln in Cologne, and it was here he was buried after he died in 1036.

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Succeeded by:

Heribert Archbishop of Cologne
1021 - 1036
Herman II

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