Information about Duke Henry VII of Bavaria

Duke Henry VII of Bavaria (1007 - 16 October 1047)

Henry VII was the count of Luxembourg (as Henry II) from 1026 and duke of Bavaria from 1042 until his death. He was the son of Frederick, count of Moselgau, and possibly Ermentrude of Gleiberg.

In 1026, he inherited Luxembourg from his uncle Henry I. This included charge of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin in Trier and Saint-Willibrord in Echternach. In 1042, he was given Bavaria by the Emperor Henry III, who had hitherto 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.

Duke Henry VII of Bavaria reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Heinrich II. (Count Henry II), Duke of Bavaria as Henry VII Flag of Luxemburg, County of Luxemburg, County of 27 February 1026 16 October 1047
Heinrich VII. (Duke Henry VII) Flag of Bavaria, Duchy of Bavaria, Duchy of 1042 16 October 1047
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