Youngest son of Emperor Henry I and Saint Mathilda. Educated at Utrecht, Netherlands. Courtier to his brother Holy Roman Emperor Otto I Archchancellor to Otto in 951. Archbishop of Cologne. Aministrator of the Duchy of Lorraine. Great supporter of monastic and ecclesiastical institutions. He founded the monastery of Saint Pantaleon at Cologne.
965 at Rheims, France of natural causes; buried at the monastery of Saint Pantaleon at Cologne