Person:Henry the Lion (1)

m. 1147
  1. Gertrude _____, of BavariaBet 1152 & 1155 - 1197
  • HHenry the Lion _____1129 - 1195
  • W.  Ida of Blieskastel (add)
  1. Matilda _____, of Blieskastel
Facts and Events
Name Henry the Lion _____
Alt Name Heinrich V _____, Duke of Saxony
Gender Male
Birth? 1129 Ravensburg, Württemberg, GermanyHouse of Welf
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 and Bavaria
Marriage to Ida of Blieskastel (add)
Death? 6 Aug 1195 Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Burial? St. Blasius, Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Reference Number? Q105378?

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Henry the Lion (; 1129/1131 – 6 August 1195) was a member of the Welf dynasty who ruled as the duke of Saxony and Bavaria from 1142 and 1156, respectively, until 1180.

Henry 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 Emperor Frederick 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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  1.   Henry the Lion, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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.