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Henry II, Margrave of Meissen

Henry II (1103–1123) was the Margrave of Meissen and the Saxon Ostmark (as Lusizensis marchio: margrave of Lusatia) from his birth until his death. He was the posthumous son of Margrave Henry I and Gertrude of Brunswick, daughter of Egbert I of Meissen. He was by inheritance also Count of Eilenburg. He was the second Meissener margrave of the House of Wettin.

Henry II
Margrave of Meissen
Margrave of the Ostmark
Reign 1103–1123
Predecessor Henry I
Successor Wiprecht of Groitzsch
Regent Thimo of Wettin
Born 1103
Died 1123
Spouse Adelaide of Stade
House House of Wettin
Father Henry I, Margrave of Meissen
Mother Gertrud of Braunschweig

He was initially under the regency of his great uncle Thimo. He died young and without children in 1123. His lands were inherited by his half-sister Richenza of Northeim. He left a widow, Adelaide, daughter of Lothair Udo III, Margrave of the Nordmark. The succession to the marches was disputed after his death.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Henry I
Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark
Succeeded by
Wiprecht of Groitzsch
Margrave of Meissen