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Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor

1016 - 1056

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Henry III (28 October 1016 – 5 October 1056), called the Black or the Pious, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1046 until his death in 1056. A member of the Salian dynasty, he was the eldest son of Conrad II and Gisela of Swabia.Henry was raised by his father, who made him Duke of Bavaria in 1026, appointed him co-ruler in 1028 and bestowed him with the duchy of Swabia and the Kingdom of Burgundy ten years later in 1038. The emperor's death the following year ended a remarkably smooth and harmonious transition process towards Henry's sovereign rule, that was rather uncharacteristic for the Ottonian and Salian monarchs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 520,668 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor is the 840th most popular politician (down from 805th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from Germany and the 67th most popular German Politician.

Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, is most famous for being the last of the Salian dynasty. He was a member of the House of Hohenstaufen and was the son of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among politicians, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 840 out of 15,577Before him are Todor Zhivkov, Vlad II Dracul, Charles XI of Sweden, Charles XIII of Sweden, Olaf II of Norway, and Wilhelm Pieck. After him are Nur ad-Din, Cao Pi, Cleopatra I Syra, Lech Kaczyński, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, and Louis I of Spain.

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Among people born in 1016, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is Harold Harefoot. After him are Robert Guiscard, Ferdinand I of León, Béla I of Hungary, Casimir I the Restorer, Amadeus I, Count of Savoy, Emperor Xingzong of Liao, Deokjong of Goryeo, Edward the Exile, Naropa, and Svein Knutsson. Among people deceased in 1056, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Theodora Porphyrogenita and Otto, Count of Savoy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 233 out of 6,142Before him are Herbert Marcuse (1898), Albert Kesselring (1885), John of Austria (1547), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Jupp Heynckes (1945), and Wilhelm Pieck (1876). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Hermann Hoth (1885), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Heinrich Müller (1900), and Pope Clement II (1005).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 67Before him are Anton Drexler (1884), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Wilhelm Frick (1877), and Wilhelm Pieck (1876). After him are Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Irma Grese (1923), and Joachim Gauck (1940).