Henry “The Lion” of Saxony, III

Henry “The Lion” of Saxony, III

Birth
Ravensburg, Landkreis Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 6 Aug 1195 (aged 65–66)
Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Burial Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 9040158 · View Source
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German Nobility. He is known by serveral names; as Duke of Saxony he's called Henry III. as Duke of Bavaria he's called Henry XII. He founded the cities Munich, Lübeck, Lüneburg and Brunswick. He was the son of Henry XI. "the Proud" and his wife Gertrud, the daughter and heir of Emperor Lothar III. Sometime between 1147 and 1150 he married Clementina von Zaehringen. They separated in 1163 when her family tried to get into relations with the french King. In 1138 he was given back the Dukedom of Saxony that the Emperor had taken from his father. In 1156 he was given back the Dukedom of Bavaria, too. In 1168 he married Mathilde Plantatgenet. From 1176 on he constantly opposed the Emperor and had to go into Exile in the summer of 1182. He went on pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela and Jerusalem. After a treaty between Henry II. of England and Friedrich Barbarossa, he, his wife and their son Heinrich where allowed to return to Brunswick in October 1185. When Friedrich joined the third crusade Henry was send back to England. He returned in 1189 after his wifes death.

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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 5 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9040158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry “The Lion” of Saxony, III (1129–6 Aug 1195), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9040158, citing Dom Saint Blasius, Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .