Henry I (Archbishop of Mainz)

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Henry (Heinrich) was archbishop of Mainz from 1142 to 1153.

In his early years as archbishop he was assisted by Anselm of Havelberg.[1] He supported Friedrich von Staufen as successor to Konrad III of Germany.[2]

At the time of the Second Crusade, he tried to prevent a repetition of the 1096 violence against the Jews of Mainz. He called in Bernard of Clairvaux, to counter inflammatory preaching by a monk, Radulphe.[3]

He was a supporter and correspondent of Hildegard of Bingen.[4][5] He consecrated the church of her convent at Rupertsberg in 1152.[6] He has been portrayed showing her works to Pope Eugene III and Bernard of Clairvaux.[7]

He was archchancellor of Germany, ex officio, but also of Burgundy at the end of his life.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jay Terry Lees, Anselm of Havelberg: Deeds Into Words in the Twelfth Century (1998), p. 60.
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, GERMANY, Kings, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed]
  3. ^ St. Bernard of Clairvaux
  4. ^ History: Woman under monasticism: chapters on saint-lore and convent life between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1500: Browse Text
  5. ^ Keith C. Sidwell, Reading Medieval Latin (1995), p. 286.
  6. ^ The Rupertsberg
  7. ^ St. Rochus' Chapel near Bingen
  8. ^ [1]
Preceded by
Markholf
Archbishop of Mainz
1142–1153
Succeeded by
Arnold