Dietrich I of Metz

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Dietrich[1] of Metz (died 984) was Bishop of Metz from 964 until his death.[2] He was the son of Hedwig of Nordgau and Siegfried of Luxembourg.

He succeeded Adalbero I (929–962) as bishop of Metz.[3] He founded the abbey of St Vincent, Metz.[4]

He crowned Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine as King of France in Laon in 978; Charles, unsuccessful in gaining recognition subsequently, was supported by Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (a Saxon like Dietrich, and a relation). Bruno I, Archbishop of Cologne was another cousin, and a friend.

Sigebert of Gembloux and Alpert of Metz wrote biographies of him.


  1. Theoderic, Thierry
  2. The Catholic Encyclopedia numbers him as II.[1]
  3. [2]; see also de: Adalbero I. von Bar.
  4. He assembled a large number of relics for this.[3], [4]