Manuscript: LHAKo Balduineum I best 1 C Nr. 1 Codex Balduini Trevirensis
Holding Institution: Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz
The codex of Baldwin von Trier, depicting events during Emperor Henry VII’s Romzug of 1312.
Baldwin of Luxembourg (c. 1285 – 21 January 1354) was the Archbishop-Elector of Trier and Archchancellor of Burgundy from 1307 to his death. In 1310 he influenced the election of his brother Henry VII as King and Holy Roman Emperor. From 1310 to 1313, Baldwin accompanied Henry in Italy, where he was crowned emperor in Rome on 29 June 1312.
Guido della Torre (b.1259 – d.1312) led the Guelphs in the riots that took place in Milan in the last years of the thirteenth century. In 1302, a group of Guelphs, including the Lords of Piacenza and Parma, Alberto Scotti and Ghiberto da Correggio, compelled the Visconti to leave Milan. After twenty-five years of exile, Guido della Torre and his family regained their power in Milan. Being the head of the della Torre family helped Guido in his election to Milan’s Captain of the People in 1307. The following year Milan elected him as a perpetual capitano del popolo. However, in 1311 Guido entered in conflict with his cousin Cassono della Torre, archbishop of Milan: after an unsuccessful attempt to raise the Milanese against emperor Henry VII, he was forced to flee, first to Lodi, then to Cremona where Guido died in the summer of 1312.
A figure on the right has the arms of the Archbishop of Cologne: Argent, a cross sable.
Walram of Luxembourg
Leopold I, Duke of Austria
Guido della Torre