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Henry IV, Haly Roman Emperor

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Henry IV
Haly Roman Emperor (mair...)
King o the Romans (kent as King o the Germans an aw)
PredecessorHenry III
SuccessorHenry V
Born11 November 1050(1050-11-11)
Goslar Kaiserpfalz
Dee'd7 August 1106(1106-08-07) (aged 55)
BuirialSpeyer Cathedral
ConsortBertha o Savoy
Adelaida (Eupraxia o Kiev)
IssueAgnes o Germany

Conrad II o Italy

Henry V, Haly Roman Emperor
HooseSalian dynasty
FaitherHenry III
MitherAgnes o Poitou
ReleegionRoman Catholicism

Henry IV (German: Heinrich IV) 11 November 1050 – 7 August 1106, ascendit tae be King o the Germans[1] at the age o sax. Frae 1084 till his forced abdication in 1105 he wis referred tae as the King o the Romans an Haly Roman Emperor an aw. 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, suin efter defeatin his son's airmy near Visé, in Lorraine.

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