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Sigwin (? - 1089), called "the Pious", was the Archbishop of Cologne from 1078 - 1089.

Early lifeEdit

Sigwin's origins and descent were never recorded. From 1076 he was a deacon in Cologne.

Archbishop of CologneEdit

Sigwin was appointed the Archbishop of Cologne in 1078 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry III. Sigwin supported Henry in the Investiture Controversy and was active in his struggles. He crowned the thirteen-year old Conrad VIII of Franconia as King of Germany in Aachen on 30 May 1087. Sigwin died on 31 May 1089 and was buried in the Cathedral of Cologne.



Preceded by:

Sigwin

Succeeded by:

Hildholf Archbishop of Cologne
1078 - 1089
Herman III

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