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Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor

1050 - 1106

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Henry IV (German: Heinrich IV; 11 November 1050 – 7 August 1106) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1084 to 1105, King of Germany from 1054 to 1105, King of Italy and Burgundy from 1056 to 1105, and Duke of Bavaria from 1052 to 1054. He was the son of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor—the second monarch of the Salian dynasty—and Agnes of Poitou. After his father's death on 5 October 1056, Henry was placed under his mother's guardianship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,099,401 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is the 336th most popular politician (down from 304th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Germany (down from 91st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Politician.

Henry IV was Holy Roman Emperor from 1056 to 1106. He is most famous for being the father of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among politicians, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 336 out of 15,577Before him are Edward V of England, Charles VIII of France, Seti I, Qianlong Emperor, Leopold II of Belgium, and Louis XI of France. After him are Yitzhak Rabin, Alexander Dubček, Elagabalus, Philip III of Spain, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and Nerva.

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Among people born in 1050, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is Hassan-i Sabbah. After him are Pope Paschal II, Michael VII Doukas, Peter the Hermit, Roscellinus, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Halsten Stenkilsson, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Olaf III of Norway, Walter Sans Avoir, and Irnerius. Among people deceased in 1106, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Yusuf ibn Tashfin, Nestor the Chronicler, Magnus, Duke of Saxony, Benno, Minamoto no Yoshiie, and Geoffrey IV, Count of Anjou.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 98 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Paulus (1890), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Erik Erikson (1902), William Herschel (1738), and Theodor Mommsen (1817). After him are Walter Gropius (1883), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Alfred Wegener (1880), Clara Schumann (1819), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 22Before him are Helmut Kohl (1930), Charles the Bald (823), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), and Gerhard Schröder (1944). After him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Willy Brandt (1913), Erich Honecker (1912), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), George II of Great Britain (1683), and Henry the Fowler (876).