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Conrad IV of Germany
Frederick II deposed his eldest son, Conrad's older brother Henry, and in his stead had Conrad elected King of the Romans in 1237, with Archbishop Siegfried II of Mainz acting as regent until 1241, when Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia took over. However, Pope Innocent IV, elected in 1243, had Raspe elected as anti-king in Germany in 1246, with the crown passing to William of Holland when Raspe died in 1247.
When Frederick II died in 1250, he passed Sicily and Germany to Conrad, but the struggle with the pope continued, with Conrad invading Italy in 1251, but not with enough success to subdue the pope's supporters, and in turn the pope offered Sicily to Edmund, son of Henry III of England (1253).
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|King of Germany|| Succeeded by:|
William of Holland
|King of Sicily||Conradin|
|Frederick and Yolande||King of Jerusalem|
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