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Henry I DE SAXE, king of east Francia[1]

Male 876 - 936  (60 years)


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  • Name Henry I DE SAXE 
    Suffix king of east Francia 
    Nickname The Fowler 
    Born 2 Jul 876  Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 912 and 936  [2
    Duke of Saxony, Emperor of Germany 
    Death 2 Jul 936  Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: of a cerebral stroke 
    Name Henri I 'The Fowler' 
    Name Henri I dit l'Oiseleur  [3
    Name Henri Ier L'Oiseleur De Germanie  [4
    Name Henry 'The Fowler'  [5
    Name Henry I "The Fowler" Saxony 
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    _UID 68686DD966EF43959DA6BB9814051F1425F8 
    Died 2 Jul 936  Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 2 Jul 936  Quedlinburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Emperor Conrad I had designated him as his successor and this wassupported by the Saxon and Franconian nobility. Although he was thefirst non-Frank ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, he nevertheless adoptedFrankish customs, dress and manners. As he regarded the support of thenobility as sufficient for his position, he refused to be crowned by thebishops. Also, as Duke of Saxony he had shown his independence fromEmperor and Church; yet, as Emperor himself, he grew closer to thechurch. The most serious problem of his reign was the independence ofthe higher nobility. This had been caused by the disintegration ofmonarchical powers in the preceeding fifty years. He re-establishedimperial control over Suabia, Lotharingia and Bavaria. However, ingeneral he allowed the dukes a free hand within their own territories.Several times after 925 he raided the territories of his uncivilizedneighbours, the Slavic Wends and the Hungarian Magyars, takingBrandenburg from the Wends and, in 933, defeating the Magyars in battle.Then in the conquered lands he built fortified cities as militarystrongholds. His rule restored much of the power and prestige of themonarchy so that, before he died, he obtained the recognition of hisson, Otto, as his successor.
    Person ID I37698  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2018 

    Father Otto, duke of Saxony,   b. 836, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 912  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Hedwig VON BABENBERG,   b. Abt 849, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 903, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 869  Europe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Saint Mathilde VON RINGELHEIM, Queen of Germany,   b. 14 Mar 895, Ringelheim, Goslar, Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 968, Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 909  Nordhausen, Nordhausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hedwige of Saxony LIUDOLFING,   b. Abt 910,   d. 10 May 965  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Otto I 'The Great', Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 23 Nov 912, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 973, Memleben, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Otto KING OF GERMANY, I,   b. 23 Nov 912, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 973, Memleben, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Otto I, of Saxony Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 23 Nov 912, Wallhausen, East Francia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 973, Eckartsberga, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Gerberge, of Saxony Abbess of Notre Dame,   b. CA 913, Nordhausen, Nordhausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984, Reims ,Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Geberga OF SAXONY,   b. Abt 913, Nordhausen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Gerberga of SAXONY,   b. 21 May 914, Nordhausen, Vogtlandkreis, Sachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984, Rheims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Henry,   b. From 919 to 921, Nordhausen, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 955, Pöhlde, Osterode am Harz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     9. Hedwidge DE SAXE,   b. Abt 922, Saxe, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 965, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     10. Beatrice of France ROBERTIANS,   b. 938,   d. 23 Sep 987  (Age 49 years)
     11. King Hugo Capet von FRANKREICH, I,   b. 940, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 996, Melun, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Princess Hedwige SAXONY, of Saxony,   b. CA 910, Dresden, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 965, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Gerberge, of Saxony Abbess of Notre Dame,   b. CA 913, Nordhausen, Nordhausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 984, Reims ,Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Henry I VON BAYERN, Duke of Bavaria,   b. 919, Nordhausen, Thuringia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 955, Pöhlde Abbey, Saxony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. St. Bruno VON KÖLN, Archbishop,   b. May 925, Dresden, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 965, Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Kingdom of France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F19593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart