Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Three Wise Mens in:
 • Kölner Dom
 • Cologne
 • Kölner Stadtkreis
 • Nordrhein-Westfalen
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Three Wise Men
Original name:  Dreikonigsschrein
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

The three wise men from The Bible that came bearing gifts for Jesus on the night of his birth. The relics of the Three Wise Men were given to archbishop Reinald von Dassel in 1165 by Emperor Barbarossa, who had taken them from Milan as spoils of war after he conquered the city. The archbishop took them to Cologne and had a shrine built for them, most of which was crafted by Nikolaus von Verdun. The shrine became the destination of countless pilgrimages since then. 
Kölner Dom *
Kölner Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
*Alleged or in dispute
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 30, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6011
Three Wise Men
Added by: Mike Reed
Three Wise Men
Added by: Steven Baldwin
Three Wise Men
Added by: Barbara Kratzin
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- David Green
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014

- AngelWings
 Added: Nov. 14, 2013
There are 98 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.8 after 50 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service