Henry I (bishop of Augsburg)

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Henry I (died 14 July 982) was the Bishop of Augsburg from 973 to his death. He succeeded Saint Ulrich. Unlike under Ulrich, the diocese suffered under Henry's bellicose episcopate.

Henry aided the rebels against the Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor. In 977, he took part in the War of the Three Henries as one of the three Henries. At an Easter court at Magdeburg in 978, he was imprisoned and remained so until July. After his liberation, he denounced the rebels and remained loyal to the king.

He died in the Battle of Stilo and bequeathed to his church his possessions at Geisenhausen.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ulrich
Bishop of Augsburg
973–982
Succeeded by
Eticho

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