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|Duke of Limburg and Count of Arlon|
|Died||21 June 1221|
|Noble family||House of Limburg|
|Spouse(s)||Sophia of Saarbrücken|
Adelaide of Henneberg
|Mother||Matilda of Saffenberg|
In 1172, he fought against the Count of Luxembourg, Henry IV the Blind, and then his ally, the Count of Hainaut, Baldwin V. The environs of Arlon were devastated and the duke, overcome, had to recompense the Count of Luxembourg for the wrongs he had done him. In 1183, he supported the election of Folmar of Karden as Archbishop of Trier. This was opposed by the emperor, Frederick Barbarossa.
In 1213, Henry faced his nephew Henry I, Duke of Brabant at the battle of Steppes. The Duke of Brabant's army broke and ran. Henry later supported Otto of Brunswick over Philip of Swabia as German king and imperial claimant. He fought at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214 for Otto of Brunswick, while his son Waleran sided with Philip II of France.
Marriage and childrenEdit
He married Sophia of Saarbrücken, they had:
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- Schnerb, Bertrand (2010). "Battle of Steppes". In Rogers, Clifford J. (ed.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Vol. 3. Oxford University Press.