Person:Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Henry III "The Black" _____, of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor
b.28 Oct 1017
m. Bef Jan 1017
  1. Bruno or Brun _____ - 1029
  2. Henry III "The Black" _____, of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor1017 - 1059
  3. Beatrix _____ - 1036
  4. Mathilde of Franconia1027 -
  • HHenry III "The Black" _____, of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor1017 - 1059
  • WAgnes of PoitouAbt 1025 - 1077
m. 21 Nov 1043
  1. Mathilde of Swabia1045 - 1060
  2. Adelheid _____1046/47 - 1096
  3. Gisela _____1048 - Bef Abt 1058
  4. Henry IV _____, Holy Roman Emperor1050 - 1106
  5. Konrad II _____, Duke of Bavaria1052 - 1055
  6. Judith-Maria _____, of Swabia1054 - Abt 1105
  7. Ida of Formbach-RatelnbergAbt 1055 - 1101
  • HHenry III "The Black" _____, of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor1017 - 1059
  • WGunhilda of DenmarkAbt 1020 - 1038
  1. Beatrix I _____, Abbess of Quedlinburg1037 - 1061
Facts and Events
Name Henry III "The Black" _____, of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor
Alt Name Henry III "The Pious" _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Oct 1017 House of Salian
Marriage 21 Nov 1043 Ingelheim, Hessen, Germanyto Agnes of Poitou
Marriage to Gunhilda of Denmark
Christening? 1046 GermanyH.R. Emperor
Death[1] 5 Oct 1059 Harz, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, GermanyBodfeld
Burial[3] Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Bayern, Germany
Reference Number? Q153023?

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Henry III (28 October 1016 – 5 October 1056), called the Black or the Pious, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1046 until his death in 1056. A member of the Salian dynasty, he was the eldest son of Conrad II and Gisela of Swabia.

Henry was raised by his father, who made him Duke of Bavaria in 1026, appointed him co-ruler in 1028 and bestowed him with the duchy of Swabia and the Kingdom of Burgundy ten years later in 1038. The emperor's death the following year ended a remarkably smooth and harmonious transition process towards Henry's sovereign rule, that was rather uncharacteristic for the Ottonian and Salian monarchs.[1] Henry succeeded Conrad II as Duke of Carinthia and King of Italy and continued to pursue his father's political course on the basis of virtus et probitas (courage and honesty), which led to an unprecedented sacral exaltation of the kingship. In 1046 Henry ended the papal schism, was crowned Emperor by Pope Clement II, freed the Vatican from dependence on the Roman nobility and laid the foundation for its empire-wide authority. In the duchies Henry enforced sovereign royal right of disposition, thereby ensuring tighter control. In Lorraine, this led to years of conflict from which he emerged victorious. Another sphere of defiance formed in southern Germany from 1052 to 1055. Henry III died aged only 39. Modern historians, however, identify the final years of his reign as the beginning of a crisis in the Salian monarchy.

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  2.   HEINRICH, son of KONRAD II King of Germany [Emperor KONRAD I] & his wife Gisela of Swabia (Oosterbecke [Ostrebeck] 28 Oct 1017-Burg Bodfeld im Harz 5 Oct 1056, bur Speyer Cathedral)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. Heinrich III, in Find A Grave.
  4.   Heinrich III, Holy Roman Emperor, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.