Henry V, Duke of Bavaria

Henry (died 1026), of the House of Ardenne–Luxembourg, was the count of Luxembourg (as Henry I) from 998 and the duke of Bavaria (as Henry V) from 1004. He was the son of Siegfried I of Luxembourg and Hedwige of Nordgau.

Henry V, Duke of Bavaria
Count of Luxembourg, Duke of Bavaria
Died1026
Noble familyHouse of Ardenne–Luxembourg
FatherSigfried, Count of the Ardennes
MotherHedwig of Nordgau

He was the advocate of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin of Trier and Saint-Willibrord of Echternach, hereditary titles within his family.

In 1004, at the Diet of Ratisbon, he received Bavaria from his brother-in-law, the Emperor Henry II, who was also the duke of Bavaria. During a quarrel with the emperor concerning the archbishopric of Trier, the duchy was removed from, him but he was reinstated in 1017. He never married and his county passed to his nephew Henry and Bavaria returned to the emperor, then Conrad II, who bestowed it on his son, the later Emperor Henry III.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kurt Reindel (1969), "Heinrich V.", Neue Deutsche Biographie (in German), vol. 8, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, p. 342; (full text online)
  • Sigmund Ritter von Riezler (1880), "Heinrich V.", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), vol. 11, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 459–460
Henry V, Duke of Bavaria
 Died: 1026
Preceded by Count of Luxemburg
as Henry I

998-1026
Succeeded by
Preceded by Duke of Bavaria
1004-1009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Duke of Bavaria
1017-1026
Succeeded by