Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria

Henry VII (died 16 October 1047) was the count of Luxembourg (as Henry II) from 1026 and duke of Bavaria[1][2] from 1042 until his death. He was a son of Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau, and possibly Ermentrude of Gleiberg.

Seal of Henry VII

In 1026, he inherited Luxembourg from his uncle Henry I. This included the advocacy of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin in Trier and Saint-Willibrord in Echternach. In 1042, he was made Duke of Bavaria by the Emperor Henry III, who had previously held it, but who needed a resident duke to deal with the raids of Samuel Aba, king of Hungary.

He never married. His brother Giselbert succeeded him in Luxembourg, while Bavaria escheated to the emperor, who gave it to Cuno.


  1. ^ Sigmund Ritter von Riezler: Heinrich VII. (Herzog von Bayern). Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie.
  2. ^ Kurt Reindel: Heinrich VII.. Neue Deutsche Biographie. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1969. ISBN 3-428-00189-3.
Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria
 Died: 16 October 1047
Preceded by Count of Luxembourg
Succeeded by
Preceded by Duke of Bavaria
Succeeded by