Herman II, Duke of Swabia
Herman II was the Conradine duke of Swabia
Duke of Swabia
The following is a list of Dukes of Swabia in southwest Germany.Swabia was one of the five stem duchies of the medieval German kingdom, and its dukes were thus among the most powerful magnates of Germany. The most notable family to hold Swabia were the Hohenstaufen, who held it, with a brief...

 from 997 to his death, as the son of and successor Conrad I
Conrad I, Duke of Swabia
Conrad I was Duke of Swabia from 983 until 997. His appointment as duke marked the return of Conradine rule over Swabia for the first time since 948....


Herman opposed the election of Henry IV, Duke of Bavaria, as king of Germany because he himself had been a contender. Henry separated Alsace
Alsace is the fifth-smallest of the 27 regions of France in land area , and the smallest in metropolitan France. It is also the seventh-most densely populated region in France and third most densely populated region in metropolitan France, with ca. 220 inhabitants per km²...

 from Swabia and took control of the duchy, a situation which continued through the reign of Herman's son and successor, Herman III
Herman III, Duke of Swabia
Hermann III was Duke of Swabia from 1003 until 1012. The son of Hermann II, he was a member of the Conradines. His mother, Gerberga of Burgundy, was a granddaughter of Louis IV of France and was a descendent of Charlemagne....


He married Gerberga of Burgundy
Gerberga of Burgundy
Gerberga of Burgundy was a daughter of Matilda of France and Conrad of Burgundy. Through her mother, she was a granddaughter of Louis IV of France and a descendent of Charlemagne.-Life and Issue:Gerberga was born in Arles....

, and they had a daughter named Gisela
Gisela of Swabia
Gisela of Swabia was the daughter of Herman II of Swabia and Gerberga of Burgundy. Both her parents were descendents of Charlemagne.-Life:...

 who was the wife of Emperor Conrad II
Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
Conrad II was Holy Roman Emperor from 1027 until his death.The son of a mid-level nobleman in Franconia, Count Henry of Speyer and Adelaide of Alsace, he inherited the titles of count of Speyer and of Worms as an infant when Henry died at age twenty...

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