Name: Herman I Zu Salm
Death: 4 OCT 1088 in Cochem Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Occupation: Count of Salm, rival "King of Germany" and Emperor
Cause: Died after injury from falling stones from a castle (in battle).
Change Date: 20 FEB 2007
In 1081, Hermann succeeded Rudolf of Schwaben as the new rival to Emperor Heinrich IV, who had been excommunicated by Pope Gregorius VII because of their great conflict over who had the right to appoint local bishops. Hermann was not able to play a significant role because Heinrich had already reestablished his authority.
Father: Giselbert of Luxembourg
Mother: de Salm?
Sophie of Rheineke
- Otto II of Rheinecke
- Hermann II von Salm