In the middle ages, the viceroy of God was the most weighty person. The pope was so vigorous so that he was able to depose sovereigns of the Holy Roman Empire, and one of them was even forced to beg in front of the Roman bishop and ask for forgiveness. However, not only the heads of catholic church stood out from the environment of clerics, there were still persons who bequeathed their footstep. Let's go discuss one of the most interesting of them this time.
Mr. Konrad von Gochstaden was a child of the canon of the Cologne cathedral, the temple which Konrad was going to redesign at the summit of his weight. No information left about his young years. We don't also imagine for sure in which year von Gochstaden was born. However, already in year 1216 he was named canon, and ten years later the pastor of the cathedral in Cologne. While the years of his ministry, the guy gained the reputation of an uncompromising and rough person. Some time later the bishop of Cologne expired, and the clergy in the cathedral elected Konrad without doubt. The guy immediately rushed to the work, seized the stuff and encounter several times with local dukes, who wished him to avert reigning lonely in Cologne. After all, when this men suppressed sovereign rulers, the townspeople exhilarated and share a bit weight of the aristocracy, while the practically self-governing area moved under the rule of the priest.
Soon the von Gochstaden and the pope had a disagreement. When the death of bishop of Mainz occurred, the public insisted von Gochstaden to be named on the seat, while the pope prevent him sharing several important regions simultaneously, and after that even revoked Konrad's title of legate in Germany. After falling off in the relationship between the couple, the term between the archbishop and Holy Roman Emperor Wilhelm also fell. Von Gohstaden did not give up, and wait for Wilhelm's decease. In the election campaign of the further Holy Roman sovereign, the man sold the vote for a huge quantity of money to the brother of English king Henry III. As a outcome, Richard took the position of Emperor, and in a short period Konrad solemnly place a wreath on Richard's head. But von Gochstaden is also famous for his statue on Cologne city hall, which pleasant citizens trimed after his death. The masterpiece raises on a sphere depicting autofellation, which means an action when a person caresses own pecker with his mouth. It's a strange work, isn't it?