Conrad I, Duke of Swabia
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When Duke Otto I unexpectedly died during the Imperial campaign in Italy of 981-982, he left no heirs. To fill the vacancy, Emperor Otto II appointed Conrad as Duke of Swabia. Conrad is notable for being the first Swabian duke to keep the title in the family; after his death in 997 he was succeeded by his son Hermann II.
There is considerable confusion about Conrad's family. The identities of his parents are not known for sure. This same situation exists for his wife, although he may have been married to a daughter of Liudolf, Duke of Swabia, the son of Emperor Otto I. He had at least six children, including his successor, Hermann II.
Stoyan lists his grandmother as Cunigunde of Vermandois, which would make him a seventh generation descendant of Charlemagne.
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