Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria

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Seal of Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria.

Henry VII (died 16 October 1047) was the count of Luxembourg (as Henry II) from 1026 and duke of Bavaria from 1042 until his death. He was the son of Frederick, count of Moselgau, and possibly Ermentrude of Gleiberg.

In 1026, he inherited Luxembourg from his uncle Henry I. This included charge of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin in Trier and Saint-Willibrord in Echternach. In 1042, he was given Bavaria by the Emperor Henry III, who had hitherto held it, but who needed a resident duke to deal with the raids of Samuel Aba, king of Hungary.

He never married. His brother Giselbert succeeded him in Luxembourg, while Bavaria escheated to the emperor, who gave it to Cuno.

Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria
Elder House of Luxemburg
Died: 1047
Preceded by
Henry VI
Duke of Bavaria
1042–1047
Succeeded by
Cuno
Preceded by
Henry I
'Count of Luxembourg as Henry II
1026–1047
Succeeded by
Giselbert