Conrad of Marburg

Conrad of Marburg,

d. 1233, German churchman. He was confessor (1225–31) of St. ElizabethElizabeth, Saint,
1207–31, daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and wife of Landgrave Louis II of Thuringia. She is called St. Elizabeth of Hungary. She led a simple life, personally tended the sick and the poor, and spent long hours at prayer.
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 of Hungary and administrator of her husband's benefices in his absence. His zeal against heresy earned him appointment (1231) as first papal inquisitor in Germany. His harshness made him much disliked, and he was murdered.
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Chapters on the Beguines and Elisabeth of Hungary thus deal primarily with Thomas of Cantimpre, Jacques de Vitry, and Conrad of Marburg, with the women "sponsored" or "between men" more than subjects in themselves.