1. Charles, Jr.Pete, 1930–1999, U.S. astronaut.
  2. JosephTeodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski, 1857–1924, English novelist and short-story writer, born in Poland.
  3. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “bold” and “counsel.”

Conrad I

  1. died a.d. 918, king of Germany 911–918.

Conrad II

  1. c990–1039, king of Germany 1024–39 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1027–39.

Conrad III

  1. 1093–1152, king of Germany 1138–52; uncrowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire: founder of the Hohenstaufen dynasty.

Conrad IV

  1. 1228–54, king of Germany 1237–54 and Sicily 1251–54; uncrowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (son of Frederick II). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Joseph. real name Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski. 1857–1924, British novelist born in Poland, noted for sea stories such as The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) and Lord Jim (1900) and novels of politics and revolution such as Nostromo (1904) and Under Western Eyes (1911)
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Word Origin and History for conrad


masc. proper name, from Old High German Kuonrat, literally "bold in counsel," from kuon "bold" + rat "counsel" (see read (v.)).

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