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Heinrich VI von Staufen, Holy Roman Emperor

Heinrich VI von Staufen, Holy Roman Emperor[1, 2]

Male 1165 - 1197  (~ 31 years)

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  • Name Heinrich VI von Staufen 
    House of Hohenstaufen
    House of Hohenstaufen
    Emperor Heinrich VI
    Emperor Heinrich VI
    Suffix Holy Roman Emperor 
    Born Nov 1165  Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title 15 Aug 1169  Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King of the Romans 
    Title 21 Jan 1186  Milan, Lombardy, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King of Italy 
    Title 15 Apr 1191  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Holy Roman Emperor 
    Political 28 Mar 1193  Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Richard I held hostage by Heinrich VI. 
    Trifels Castle
    Trifels Castle
    During Christmas 1192, the king of England Richard I was waylaid near Vienna by Leopold, Duke of Austria, as he was returning from Crusade. He was committed to Trifels. (The Duke had been humiliated by Richard when his standard was torn from the walls of Acre.) King Philip Augustus and Richard's brother John took advantage of this coup: John by swearing fealty to Philip for the Angevin dominions and then by agitating for the crown of England; Philip by snatching up Norman territory surrendered by John when the game appeared to be up. Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI eventually ransomed Leopold's prize for funds needed to finance his ongoing military ventures in Italy. Richard was released on 4 Feb 1194. John's nerve failed him when Richard finally arrived on the continent at the head of an army, suing for clemency at Liseux. But John's damage would not be repaired until 1198.
    House Hohenstaufen 
    Title 25 Dec 1194  Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King of Sicily 
    Died 28 Sep 1197  Messina, Sicilia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sarcophagus of Emperor Henry VI
    Sarcophagus of Emperor Henry VI
    Person ID I19113  Dickinson
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 

    Father Friedrich I von Staufen, Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 1122,   d. 10 Jun 1190, Silifke, Mersin, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Beatrix de Bourgogne, Ctss Palatin de Bourgogne,   b. ca. 1145,   d. 15 Nov 1184, Jouhe, Jura, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Jun 1156  Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance of Sicily,   b. 2 Nov 1154,   d. 28 Nov 1198, Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1186  San Ambrosio, Milan, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Friedrich II von Staufen, King of Sicily and Germany, HRE,   b. 26 Dec 1194, Iesi, Marche, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1250, Castel Fiorentino, Lucera, Foggia, Apulia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1165 - Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTitle - King of the Romans - 15 Aug 1169 - Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTitle - King of Italy - 21 Jan 1186 - Milan, Lombardy, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTitle - Holy Roman Emperor - 15 Apr 1191 - Rome, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Richard I held hostage by Heinrich VI. - 28 Mar 1193 - Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTitle - King of Sicily - 25 Dec 1194 - Palermo, Sicily Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Sep 1197 - Messina, Sicilia, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Sicily Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), "HEINRICH von Staufen (Nijmegen Nov 1165-Castilo Favara, near Messina 28 Sep 1197, bur Palermo Cathedral)" at http://bit.ly/2xIwRTy.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor" at http://bit.ly/2iyTaVK.
      "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."

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 522.

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 311.