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Conrad I is the first king of East Francia to be elected by the five German 'stem duchies' - one of which is Alamannia - and becomes the first King of Germany, though he struggles to assert regal authority over the rebellious dukes.
Following a successful rebellion against King Conrad I of Germany, Alamannia becomes Swabia when the Alemannic Hunfriding family, in the person of Burchard II, establishes the Duchy of Swabia, with a territory that covers modern day Alsace in France, southern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria in Germany, western Austria, Lichtenstein, and northern Switzerland.
Image: Duchy of Swabia (yellow), courtesy of wikipedia, Marco Zanoli, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alamannien_Hochburgund_ca_1000.png
Having consolidated his control over the Duchy of Swabia, Burchard II recognises the newly elected King of Germany, Henry the Fowler, Duke of Saxony.
The German King Otto I is proclaimed Emperor of the Romans, thus founding the Holy Roman Empire. Initially covering the Kingdom of Germany (modern day Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and northern Italy, the Holy Roman empire will expand to dominate central European politics until its dissolution in 1806.
Image: Holy Roman Empire around the 10th century, showing the Kingdom of Germany (blue), the Kingdom of Italy (purple), and the Kingdom of Burgundy (yellow, to the west) which was absorbed into the Holy Roman Empire in 1033.
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Count Radbot of Klettgau builds Habsburg castle near the village of the same name, then part of the Swabian county of Klettgau, now a municipality in the district of Brugg, in the Swiss canton of Aargau. His grandson Otto II takes the name von Habsburg from the castle, thus establishing what was to become one of the most powerful dynasties in European history. (Year is approximate - actual date is somewhere between 1020 - 1030).
Image Credit: By Roland Zumbühl (Picswiss), Arlesheim (Commons:Picswiss project) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/...
German King Henry IV appoints Count Frederick von Hohenstaufen as Duke of Swabia. The 'Swabian Dynasty' or 'Staufer', as the House of Hohenstaufen is also known, will go on to rule as Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors.
On 7th March 1138 in Koblenz, Conrad von Hohenstaufen is elected King of Germany and styles himself King of the Romans. He is not crowned Emperor of the Romans - a coronation that until the 16th century only the Pope can perform - but his reign as Conrad III begins a Hohenstaufen hegemony that doesn't end until the mid 13th century after a succession of nine Staufer kings, three of which are crowned Emperor.