Italy, Kingdom of (Holy Roman Empire) / Heinrich VII. (King Henry VII), Holy Roman Emperor

Italy, Kingdom of (Holy Roman Empire) - Heinrich VII. (King Henry VII), Holy Roman Emperor (6 January 1311 - 24 August 1313)

Henry VII (German: Heinrich) was the King of Germany (or Rex Romanorum) from 1308 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1312. He was the first emperor of the House of Luxembourg. During his brief career he reinvigorated the imperial cause in Italy, which was racked with the partisan struggles between the divided Guelf and Ghibelline factions, and inspired the praise of Dino Compagni and Dante Alighieri. He was the first emperor since the death of Frederick II in 1250, ending the great interregnum of the Holy Roman Empire; however, his premature death threatened to undo his life's work. His son, John of Bohemia, failed to be elected as his successor, and there was briefly another anti-king, Frederick the Fair contesting the rule of Louis IV.

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Heinrich VII. (King Henry VII), Holy Roman Emperor: Details
CountryItaly, Kingdom of (Holy Roman Empire)
From6 January 1311
To24 August 1313
Personal Information Count Henry VII of Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor
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