Conrad Zumbrunnen

Life Sketch
Conrad Zumbrunnen was likely born in the mid-1200s. While some sources say he was the second son of Landammann Burkhard Zumbrunnen, I believe he was more likely the son of Burkhard “Schüpfer” Zumbrunnen. He was mentioned as a Knight in the Order of St. Lazarus in 1296, and thus lived until at least this year. While an old source from 1296 mentions that he was a knight, it does not imply that he was only a knight for this one year, and likely spent most of his adult life affiliated with the Order.

Conrad was memorialized in the Yearbook of the Monastery of the Order of St. Lazarus on April 29. Interestingly, he is recorded as Conrad Zumbrunnen Von Löwenstein (the name inherited from his great great grandmother Richenza Von Löwenstein). Most of the ancient Zumbrunnen did not use this as their name. I speculate that, as the second son, Conrad assumed the Von Löwenstein name and perhaps some associated lands as his part of the inheritance. (Just as Walter Zumbrunnen had begun calling himself Zumbrunnen after his share of an inheritance split.)

There is also a Conrad memorialized on February 20 in the yearbook of the St. Andreas Church in Attinghausen. It’s possible that this Conrad was his distant cousin the Abbot Conrad Zumbrunnen.

Vital Information

Name: Conrad Zumbrunnen
Sex: Male
Birth: Mid-1200s
Offices: Knight in the Order of St. Lazarus, 1296
Death: After 1296

Family Members

Father: Burkhard “Schüpfer” Zumbrunnen
Mother: Unknown
Siblings: Burkhard Zumbrunnen

Spouse: Unknown
Children: None known


  • Conrad Zumbrunnen is mentioned in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • The Zumbrunnen entry in the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland mentions a Burkhard and Conrad Zumbrunnen who are Knights in the Order of St. Lazarus.
  • Conrad Zumbrunnen entry at (free registration required) where his birthday is estimated as 1253.
  • Conrad is memorialized in both the Monastery of the Order of St. Lazarus yearbook and the St. Andreas Church yearbook.

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    2. […] city of Zurich. We do not know the name of his wife, with whom he had 1. Burkard, who follows. 2. Conrad, named in a certificate in […]

    3. […] at least 7 different members of our family living near Altdorf at the time: Burkhard Zumbrunnen, Conrad Zumbrunnen, Heinrich Zumbrunnen, Johan Zumbrunnen, Mechtilda Zumbrunnen and Walter Zumbrunnen who all lived in […]

    4. […] records for Uri include Walter Zumbrunnen[1]. In 1296 the records include Burkhard Zumbrunnen and Conrad Zumbrunnen. Burkhard shows up again in […]

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