Adelaide of Metz

Adelaide of Metz (970 – 19 May 1046) was a French noblewoman.

Adelaide of Metz
Oehringen Chorherrenstift Gruendung durch Adelheid 1037.jpg
Adelheid (bottom left) at the founding of the Öhringer Canon in 1037 (representation from circa 1420)
Died19 May 1046
Noble familyMatfriding
Spouse(s)Henry of Speyer
IssueConrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
Judith of Speyer
Gebhard III, Bishop of Regensburg

Adelaide was born in 970 in Egisheim. She was a member of the Matfriding dynasty, descending from Matfrid. Her parents are unknown but she was a sister of Adalbert and Gerhard.[1] She married Henry of Speyer, a German count and member of the Salian dynasty. They had two children, Judith of Speyer and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor. After her husband's death, she married a Frankish count from the Babenberg dynasty and had another son, Gebhard III, Bishop of Regensburg. In 1037 she founded the Collegiate Church in Öhringen.[2]


  1. ^ Biographie, Deutsche. "Konrad II. (Salier) - Deutsche Biographie".
  2. ^ Biographie, Deutsche. "Adelheid - Deutsche Biographie".