#55 Rupert of Deutz and the Fire of 1128

In this podcast episode, you will learn everything about the fire of Deutz and its impact on the region. The focus is particularly on Rupert von Deutz, an important Cologne clergyman of the 12th century who played an important role. Then you’ll also learn about an emperor being thrown out of the city at Christmas. And how an archbishop might not have been quite so precise when minting new coins.

Rupert von Deutz

Von © Raimond Spekking, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10124818

source: STB München Clm. 14355.

Rupert on the left with his mentor Cuno of Siegburg who became bishop of Regensburg.

Hospital of St. Lawrence in Deutz

This is the location where once the hospital of St. Lawrence stood that abbot Rupert of Deutz founded in the 1120s. But since the early 19th century it is gone for good.

Emperor Lothar III.

Representation of Lothar III Codex Eberhardi, Marburg, Hessian State Archives, K 425, Bl. 129r

2nd half of the 12 century depiction of Lothar III

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