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Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165-1197)

"Henry VI (Heinrich VI) (November 1165 – 28 September 1197), a member of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was King of Germany (King of the Romans) from 1190 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1191 until his death. From 1194 he was also King of Sicily.

He was the second son of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and his consort Beatrix of Burgundy. In 1186 he was married to Constance of Sicily, the posthumous daughter of the Norman king Roger II of Sicily. Henry, stuck in the Hohenstaufen conflict with the House of Welf until 1194, had to enforce the inheritance claims by his wife against her nephew Count Tancred of Lecce. Henry´s attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Sicily failed at the siege of Naples in 1191 due to an epidemic. Based on an enormous ransom for the release of King Richard I of England, he conquered Sicily in 1194; however, the intended unification with the Holy Roman Empire ultimately failed due to the opposition of the Papacy." - ( 28.09.2019)

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son of Frederick I (1122-1190) [father of], Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1140-1184) [mother of]
father of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194-1250) [son of], Constance of Sicily (1154-1198) [mother of]
was born Nijmegen 1165
died Palermo 28.09.1197
Husband of Constance of Sicily (1154-1198) 1186-1197
official King Italy
official King Holy Roman Empire 1169-1191
official Emperor Holy Roman Empire 1191-1197
Member House of Hohenstaufen


was crowned Aachen 15.08.1169
Student Konrad von Querfurt (1160-1202)
Student Godfrey of Viterbo (1125-1192)
Student Heinrich von Kalden (1175-1214)
bridegroom Constance of Sicily (1154-1198) Milan 27.01.1186
was crowned Emperor Coelestin III. (1106-1198) 15.04.1191
Traveller Naples 1191

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Was depicted (actor) / Commissioned Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194-1250)
Was depicted (actor) Constance of Sicily (1154-1198)

Was depicted (actor) Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165-1197)
Was depicted (actor) Constance of Sicily (1154-1198)

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Nijmegen5.8372263908386230051.81256103515625000Place of birth db_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Palermo13.3434448242187500038.10156631469726600Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Palermo Cathedral13.3561105728149410038.11444473266601600Burial placedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Aachen6.0809326171875000050.77178573608398400place of crowningdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Milan9.1899995803833000045.46694564819336000place of weddingdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Italy12.5000000000000000042.50000000000000000place of actiondb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Holy Roman Empire13.7988281250000000050.58044433593750000place of action // place of actiondb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Schwäbisch Hall9.7375001907348630049.11222076416015600Place of eventdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Naples14.2500000000000000040.83333206176758000Place of staydb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
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