Person:Henry the Lion (1)

Facts and Events
Name Henry the Lion
Alt Name Heinrich V , Duke of Saxony
Gender Male
Birth? 1129 Ravensburg, Württemberg, Germany
Marriage 1147 to Clementia , of Zähringen
Divorce 23 Nov 1162 from Clementia , of Zähringen
Marriage 1 Feb 1168 St Peter, Domkirche, Minden, Germanyto Matilda , of England, Duchess of Saxony
Death? 6 Aug 1195 Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Reference Number? 8WKQ13
Other? House of Welf
Burial? St. Blasius, Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


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Henry the Lion (; 1129 – 6 August 1195) was a member of the Welf dynasty and Duke of Saxony, as Henry III, from 1142, and Duke of Bavaria, as Henry XII, from 1156, which duchies he held until 1180.

He was one of the most powerful German princes of his time, until the rival Hohenstaufen dynasty succeeded in isolating him and eventually deprived him of his duchies of Bavaria and Saxony during the reign of his cousin Frederick I Barbarossa and of Frederick's son and successor Henry VI.

At the height of his reign, Henry ruled over a vast territory stretching from the coast of the North and Baltic Seas to the Alps, and from Westphalia to Pomerania. Henry achieved this great power in part by his political and military acumen and in part through the legacies of his four grandparents.

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References
  1.   Henry the Lion, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   HEINRICH ([1129/30]-Braunschweig 6 Aug 1195, bur Braunschweig Cathedral), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.