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Three Wise Men

  • Original Name Dreikonigsschrein
  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Memorial ID 6011

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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Three Wise Men (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6011, citing Kölner Dom, Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .