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Heinrich III, Holy Roman Emperor 1046-1056

Heinrich III, Holy Roman Emperor 1046-1056

Male 1017 - 1056  (39 years)

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  • Name Heinrich III  
    Suffix Holy Roman Emperor 1046-1056 
    Born 28 Jul 1017  Osterbeck Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History BIOGRAPHY
    Heinrich was born on 27 July 1017, the son of Emperor Konrad II and Gisela von Schwaben. He became king of the Germans (emperor-elect) in 1026, duke of Bavaria in 1027, duke of Swabia in 1038, and emperor in 1039. He resolutely maintained the imperial prerogatives of power and encouraged the efforts of the Cluniac monks to reform the ecclesiastical system of Europe.

    In June 1036 in Nijmegen, he married Gunhild of Denmark and they had one daughter. After Gunhild died he married Agn├Ęs de Poitou in 1043 and they had five children. In 1046 he put an end to the intrigues of the three rival popes by deposing all three and electing Clement II in their stead. In 1042 he compelled the duke of Bohemia to acknowledge himself a vassal of the empire. By repeated campaigns in Hungary, he established the supremacy of the empire in 1044.

    Heinrich III also stretched his authority over the Norman conquerors of Apulia and Calabria. He promoted learning and the arts, founded numerous monastic schools and built many great churches. He died on 5 October 1056.  [1
    Died 5 Oct 1056  Burg Bodfeld, Harz Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1919  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2018 

    Father Konrad II, Holy Roman Emperor 1027-1039,   b. 990,   d. 4 Jun 1039  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Gisela, von Schwaben,   b. Abt 993,   d. 14 Feb 1043  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 1017 
    Family ID F1203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes, de Poitou,   b. Abt 1025,   d. 14 Dec 1077  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 1043 
    Children 
    +1. Heinrich IV (Henry IV) Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 11 Nov 1050, Goslar, Saxe, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1106, Liege, Wallonie, Belgique, age 55 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Heinrich III, Holy Roman Emperor
    Heinrich III, Holy Roman Emperor

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00027241&tree=LEO.