Birth and Life

Henry II

Holy Roman Emperor

Date of birth 6. 5. 0973
Country of birth Germany



Date of death 13. 7. 1024
Cemetery Cathedral of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 49.89083, 10.8825

next to the east choir

Summary from Wikipedia

The son of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Gisela of Burgundy, Emperor Henry II was a great-grandson of German King Henry I and a member of the Bavarian branch of the Ottonian dynasty. Since his father had rebelled against two previous emperors, the younger Henry was often in exile. This led him to turn to the Church at an early age, first finding refuge with the Bishop of Freising and later being educated at the cathedral school of Hildesheim. He succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria in 995 as "Henry IV". As Duke, he attempted to join his second-cousin, Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, i ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 7. 3. 2018

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