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Henry III of Louvain (died Tournai in 1095) was count of Louvain from 1078 to 1095.
He was allied by marriage to most of the nearby lords: he was brother in law of Baldwin II of Hainaut, and son-in-law of Robert I of Flanders. The bishop of Liège, Henri I of Verdun, was peace-loving. Henry was able to concentrate on the internal affairs of his lands, without external threats. He supported religious foundations in the western parts, and legislated to reduce lawlessness.
After the death on 20 September 1085 of Hermann II, count palatine of Lotharingia, he became landgrave of Brabant, which was an imperial fief between the Dender and the Zenne.
In July 1095, he took part in a tournament in Tournai. Fighting in a joust against Gosuin de Forest, he was mortally wounded.
- ↑ Henry III of Leuven, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- HENRI (III) Comte de Louvain, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.