Heinrich IV (Salian) Deutschland

Heinrich (Salian) Deutschland (1050 - 1106)

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Heinrich (Heinrich IV) "Holy Roman Emperor" Deutschland formerly Salian
Born in Goslar, Brunswick, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Jul 1066 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Aug 1089 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Louvain,Leeuven,Brabant,Belgiummap
Profile last modified 30 Mar 2019 | Created 4 Mar 2012
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Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was the son of Henry III, was born in Goslar, Germany on November 11, 1050. Henry succeeded his father at the age of six, his mother ruling in his name. Henry took fullrule at the age of fifteen in 1065. He then crushe d a rebellion in Saxony. About that time a struggle began with the pope over temporal power over the empire. Despite a papal decree prohibiting appointment of church officials by the emperor, Henry appointed prelates in various parts of Italy in 1075 . On being reprimanded by pope Gregory VII, Henry convened a German council at Worms with theaim to depose Gregory. This act resulted in Henry's excommunication from the church, with the consequence of the release of his subjects from any allegiance t o him. The nobles formed a coalition,threatening not to recognize Henry if he did not secure absolution by February 1077. By dressing as a penitent and standing barefoot in the snow for three days outside the castle of Canossa, Henry was readmitted t o the communion of the church. The German nobles, however, elected Rudolf, duke of Swabia, to replace Henry as emperor. From this sprang a civil war. In 1080, the pope recognized the kingship of Rudolf, and once again excommunicated Henry, who declare d Gregory deposed and had Guibert of Ravenna elected as Clement III. Rudolf was killed in 1080, and Henry regained control. He then led his forces into Italy and captured Rome in 1084. He was then crowned emperor by pope Clement. A Norman army, led b y Robert Guiscard, came to the aid of Gregory and drove Henry from Rome. Henry returned to Germany and was involved in a succession of civil wars, in which his son eventually turned against him. In 1105, he was taken prisoner by his son Henry V, and for ced to abdicate. He went into exile in Belgium where he died the following year.

Name: Henry // IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Name: Henry IV /of GERMANY/. Source: #S994
Name: Henry Iv, Holy Roman Emperor //
Name: Emperor /Henry IV/, of the West. Source: #S185
Henry IV /Salian/.[1]
Birth: 11 NOV 1050, Goslar. Source: #S185
Birth: 1050 11 11, Goslar, Germany[2]
Death: AUG 1106, Liege, Belgium. Source: #S185
Death: 1106 8 7, Liege, Belgium[3]
Occupation: Emperor of West. Source: #S185
Occupation: King of Germany; Holy Roman Emperor
Note: He married #2 Eupraxia of Kiev, daughter of Vsevolod I of Kiev, in 1089.[4]
Note N576Heinrich_4



  1. Source: #S96
  2. Source: #S96
  3. Source: #S96
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV,_Holy_Roman_Emperor
  • Source: S96 Record ID Number: MH:S96 User ID: CCD7662F-AD30-47C8-B9BC-6B348174ACE3 Title: Eula Maria McKeaig II - 061204.FTW Note: Other


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Was Friedrich I Duke of Swabia not his son? born 1093 died 1105. He held the title of Duke of Swabia from 1079 until his death in 1105.
In 1105 Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor since 1084, was overthrown by his son Henry V [1]
posted by Sunny (Trimbee) Clark
Henry IV-1 and Salian-10 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death dates.
posted by John Atkinson

Heinrich IV is 28 degrees from Donald Howard, 23 degrees from Julia Howe and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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