Henry II of Augsburg

Henry II (origin and ancestry unknown; died 3 September 1063) was Bishop of Augsburg from 1047 to 1063.

Prior to his episcopal tenure Henry II was a member of the Hofkapelle[1] of Emperor Henry III and, from 1046 to 1047, the head of the Italian chancellery, in which documents that concerned the Italian lands of the Empire were prepared. His career is thus typical of the Ottonian-Salian imperial church. As Bishop of Augsburg, Henry was responsible for the expansion of Augsburg Cathedral and the episcopal palace.


  1. ^ The Hofkapelle was the central ecclesiastical institution of the imperial court, not to be confused with the later usage of the word which meant "court orchestra".


  • Theodor Lindner (1880), "Heinrich II., Bischof von Augsburg", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 11, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 450–451
  • Friedrich Zoepfl (1969), "Heinrich II.", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 8, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 336–337; (full text online)

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Preceded by
Eberhard I
Bishop of Augsburg
Succeeded by