Person:Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg (1)

Henri De Namur
m. Bet 1101 and 1109
  1. Henri De NamurAbt 1112 - 1196
  2. Alix de NamurAbt 1115 & 1124 - 1169
  3. Beatrix de NamurAbt 1115 - 1160
  4. Clemence of NamurAbt 1126 - 1158
  1. Ermensinde _____, Countess of Luxembourg1186 - 1247
m. 1157
Facts and Events
Name Henri De Namur
Alt Name Heinrich _____
Alt Name Henry "the Blind" _____, Count of Luxembourg & Namur
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1112 Luxembourg, BelgiumHouse of Namur
Marriage to Agnes van Gelre
Marriage 1157 to Laurette of Flanders
Separation 1163 from Laurette of Flanders
Death[1] 14 Aug 1196 Echternach, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
Reference Number[1] Q76907?

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Henry the Blind ( – 14 August 1196; French Henri l'Aveugle, Dutch Hendrik de Blinde), sometimes called Henry IV of Luxembourg, was his father's heir as count of Namur from 1136 until his death, and heir of his mother's family as count of Luxembourg from 1139 until his abdication in 1189. He also inherited the smaller lordships of Longwy, La Roche-en-Ardenne and Durbuy.

Henry is an important figure in the history of the southern Netherlands and the modern countries of Belgium and Luxembourg. He was especially important to the history of the county of Namur, where he was the last member of the first line of counts, and the most powerful of them. His important inheritances were divided again after his death, bringing Namur and Luxembourg to different families. His daughter, born late in life kept Luxembourg and the smaller Ardennes lordships, while descendants of his sister Alice, counts of Flanders and Hainaut, possessed Namur.

Henry lost the use of his eyes in 1182, but was not referred to as "the blind" until much later. Modern historians use that byname in order to distinguish him from a later count Henry of Namur, Henry I, Count of Vianden.

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  2.   Henri IV, Comte de Luxembourg, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.