Who's Who in the Viking Age
Leave a comment

Henry the Exuberant

LifeHenry II of Germany, Saint Henry, Henry IV of Bavaria
6 May 973 – 13 July 1024
FamilyOttonian Dynasty
Father is Henry II, Duke of Bavaria
Mother is Gisela of Burgundy
Married to Cunigunde of Luxembourg (1000)
No known children (or possibly illegitimate).
Events995, succeeds his father as Duke of Bavaria
1002, succeeds his cousin, Otto III, as elected king of Germany
1003, pact with Liutitian tribe against Bolesław I the Brave, king of Poland.
1004, fights Arduin of Ivrea to become king of Italy
1007, invades Flanders
1012, the first bishop of Bamberg is installed after Henry creates this see.
1014, Holy Roman Emperor
1020, invaders Flanders again alongside Robert, king of the Franks.
1022, at the Council of Pavia alongside the Pope
1146, canonized by Pope Eugene III.
Sources: Britannica, FMG

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.