Heinrich, King of Germany

Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor

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Henry IV (German: Heinrich IV; 11 November 1050 – 7 August 1106) ascended to King of the Germans1 in 1056[citation needed]. From 1084 until his forced abdication in 1105, he was also referred to as the King of the Romans and Holy Roman Emperor. He was the third emperor of the Salian dynasty and one of the most powerful and important figures of the 11th century. His reign was marked by the Investiture Controversy with the Papacy and several civil wars over his throne both in Italy and Germany. He died of illness, soon after defeating his son’s army near Visé, in Lorraine.

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Heinrich, King of Germany

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