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Heinrich (Welf) Sachsen V (1129 - 1195)

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Heinrich (Heinrich III-XII) "der Löwe, the Lion, Herzog von Sachsen und Bayern" Sachsen V formerly Welf
Born in Ravensburg, Tubingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in St Peter, Domkirche, Minden, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germanymap
Profile last modified | Created 3 May 2012
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Heinrich V Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg was born in 1129.2 He was the son of Heinrich X Herzog von Bayern and Gertrude von Sachsen.3 He married, firstly, Clementia von Zähringen, daughter of Conrad Herzog von Zähringen and Clemence de Namur, circa 1150.4 He and Clementia von Zähringen were divorced on 12 November 1162.4 He married, secondly, Matilda of England, daughter of Henry II 'Curtmantle' d'Anjou, King of England and Eleanor, Duchesse d'Aquitaine, on 1 February 1168 at Minden Cathedral, Minden, Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany.5 He died on 6 August 1195. Heinrich V Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg also went by the nick-name of Heinrich 'the Lion'.6 He was a member of the House of Guelph.7 He gained the title of Herzog von Sachsen in 1142.3 He succeeded to the title of Herzog von Bayern in 1158.3 He was deposed as Duke of Bavaria in 1180.6 He gained the title of Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in 1186. Child of Heinrich V Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg and Ida von Bliecastel Maud von Braunschweig b. c 1150, d. b 1219 Children of Heinrich V Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg and Clementia von Zähringen Rixa von Sachsen d. 14 Feb 1167 Gertrude von Sachsen3 b. c 1154, d. 1 Jul 1196 Children of Heinrich V Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg and Matilda of England Eleanor von Sachsen1 Ingibiorg von Sachsen+1 Matilda von Sachsen1 b. c 1172, d. c 1209 Richenza von Sachsen+2 b. c 1172, d. 1210 Heinrich I von Zelle, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria+1 b. c 1175, d. 28 Apr 1227 Otto IV von Braunschweig, Holy Roman Emperor1 b. 1175, d. 19 May 1218 Lothaire von Sachsen1 b. 1181, d. 15 Oct 1190 son von Sachsen1 b. c 1182, d. c 1182 William of Winchester Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg+1 b. 11 Apr 1184, d. 13 Dec 1213 Citations [S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 60. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families. [S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 113. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession. [S3268] Hans Harmsen, "re: Chester Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 21 August 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Chester Family." [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, page 59. [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 127. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World. [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World, page 132.

Name: Henry // the Lion, Duke of Saxony
Name: Heinrich V /Saxony/, [Duke of]
Name: Henry V the Lion /of SAXONY/.Source: #S994
Name: Heinrich V 'The Lion' // [1][2][3]
Burial: St. Blasius, Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Husband: Heinrich V 'The Lion' UNKNOWN]]
Wife: Matilda UNKNOWN]]
Child: Richenza (Maud) UNKNOWN]]
Child: Mathilde UNKNOWN]]
Child: Heinrich VI (I) 'The Long' UNKNOWN]]
Child: Otto IV UNKNOWN]]
Child:|Lothar UNKNOWN]]
Child: |Wilhelm UNKNOWN]]
Child: Eleanore UNKNOWN]]
Marriage: BET 01 FEB 1167 AND 1168, St Peter, Domkirche, Minden, Germany[4]
Husband: Heinrich 'The Proud' UNKNOWN
Wife: Gertrude UNKNOWN
Child: Heinrich V 'The Lion' UNKNOWN
Marriage: 29 MAY 1127, Of, Bavaria[5]
Note: Henry, House of Welf - Duke of Saxony and later, the Duke of Bavaria.


  • Source S2295565934Ancestry.
  • [1] Geni.
  • Source: S2 Pedigree Resource File
  • Source: S3Ancestral File
  • Source: S4 hofundssonAnces.ged
  1. Source: #S2
  2. Source: #S3
  3. Source: #S4
  4. Source: #S4
  5. Source: #S4


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