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Henry of Speyer

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Spouse(s)  Adelaide of Metz
Father  Otto von Worms
Buried  Worms Cathedral
Parents  Otto I, Duke of Carinthia
Noble family  Salian dynasty
Mother  Judith (of Bavaria?)
Died  1000 AD
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Place of burial  Wormser Dom, Worms, Germany
Children  Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
Grandchildren  Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, Matilda of Franconia
Grandparents  Conrad, Duke of Lorraine, Liutgarde
Similar  Conrad II - Holy Roman E, Otto I - Duke of Carinthia, Henry III - Holy Roman E, Gisela of Swabia, Conrad I - Duke of Carinthia

Henry of Speyer (German: Heinrich von Speyer, also Heinrich von Worms; c. 970 – 989/992), a member of the Salian dynasty, was count in the Rhenish Franconian Wormsgau. He was the father of Emperor Conrad II.

According to the 977 donation deed of Lambrecht Abbey, Henry was the eldest son of Count Otto von Worms (d. 1004), Duke of Carinthia from 978 to 983 and again from 995, and his wife Judith. He married Adelaide of Metz (d. 1039/46), a sister of the Lorraine counts Gerhard III and Adalbert II. The marriage produced a son, Conrad (c. 990 – 1039), who was elected King of the Romans in 1024 and crowned Holy Roman Emperor three years later, and a daughter, Judith. Henry's younger brother Bruno was elected Pope Gregory V in 996, his brother Conrad I succeeded their father as Duke of Carinthia in 1004.

Little is known of Henry's life, since he died at around the age of 20, even predeceasing his father Otto. He is buried in Worms Cathedral along with his daughter Judith. Adelaide outlived her husband by many years; she secondly married another Franconian count, possibly from the Elder House of Babenberg (Popponids), and died in 1046.

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Henry of Speyer Wikipedia


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