Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Conradin, or Conrad V., son of Conrad IV., was only two years old at the death of his father, and was brought up by Louis of Bavaria. This ill-starred prince, the last of the Hohenstaufens, was stripped of his possessions by Manfred, who in his turn had to submit to the spoliations of Charles of Anjou, whom the Pope invested with the kingdom of Naples. At the age of 16 Conradin endeavoured to recover his territory in Italy, but was defeated by Charles at Tagliacozzo, captured, and put to death (1268). His mother, who brought a sum of money from Germany for his ransom, arrived too late. She built therewith the famous convent Del Carmine, where her son lies buried.