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Gisela of Swabia

990 - 1043

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Gisela of Swabia (c. 990 – 15 February 1043), was queen of Germany from 1024 to 1039 and empress of the Holy Roman Empire from 1027 to 1039 by her third marriage with Emperor Conrad II. She was the mother of Emperor Henry III. She was regent of Swabia for her minor son Duke Ernest II of Swabia in 1015, although it seems at that time her husband Conrad was the one who held the reins of government, leading to the enmity between stepfather and stepson.She was an active empress, exemplifying a tradition in which, up to the period of the Hohenstaufens, as the consors regni (ruling partner to the king or emperor), the queen and empress held a substantive role in the government, often intervening in the drafting of documents or even issuing documents in her own name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gisela of Swabia has received more than 105,687 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Gisela of Swabia is the 4,207th most popular politician (up from 5,288th in 2019), the 1,146th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,490th in 2019) and the 344th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Gisela of Swabia ranks 4,207 out of 15,577Before her are Grimoald the Elder, Al-Maqdisi, Andrea Gritti, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Lenín Moreno, and Tonyukuk. After her are Touman, Ōkubo Toshimichi, Emperor Keitai, Áed mac Cináeda, Artabanus IV of Parthia, and Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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Among people born in 990, Gisela of Swabia ranks 8Before her are Tughril, Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pope Nicholas II, Sancho III of Pamplona, Bi Sheng, and Mieszko II Lambert. After her are Samuel Aba, Jovan Vladimir, Stefan Vojislav, Hilarion of Kiev, Estrid Svendsdatter, and John Mauropous. Among people deceased in 1043, Gisela of Swabia ranks 2Before her is George Maniakes. After her are Stefan Vojislav, John the Orphanotrophos, and Alexius of Constantinople.

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Among people born in Germany, Gisela of Swabia ranks 1,146 out of 6,142Before her are Arthur Scherbius (1878), Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641), Feodor Lynen (1911), William, Duke of Nassau (1792), John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (1589), and Johann Philipp Reis (1834). After her are Charles De Coster (1827), Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757), Walter Dornberger (1895), Georg von Hertling (1843), Franz Rosenzweig (1886), and David Fabricius (1564).

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