Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor

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Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor (more...)
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Keeng o the Romans (an aa kent as Keeng o the Germans)
1084–1105
Predecessor Henry III
Successor Henry V
Consort Bertha o Savoy

Adelaida (Eupraxia o Kiev)

Issue
Agnes o Germany

Conrad II o Italy
Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor

Hoose Salian dynasty
Father Henry III
Mother Agnes o Poitou
Born 11 November 1050(1050-11-11)
Goslar Kaiserpfalz
Died 7 August 1106(1106-08-07) (agit 55)
Burial Speyer Cathedral
Religion Roman Catholicism

Henry IV (German: Heinrich IV) 11 November 1050 – 7 August 1106, ascendit tae be Keeng o the Germans[1] at the age o sax. Frae 1084 till his forced abdication in 1105 he wis an aa referred tae as the Keeng o the Romans an Holy Roman Emperor. He wis the third emperor o the Salian dynasty an ane o the maist pouerful an important figures o the 11t century. His reign wis markit bi the Investiture Controversy wi the Papacy an several ceevil wars ower his throne baith in Italy an Germany. He died o illness, soon efter defeatin his son's airmy near Visé, in Lorraine.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Medieval Europeans: studies in ethnic identity and national perspectives in medieval Europe By Alfred P. Smyth, Palgrave Macmillan (1998)