Henry III, Duke of Limburg
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|Duke of Limburg and Count of Arlon|
|Spouse(s)||Sophia of Saarbrücken
Adelaide of Henneberg
|Noble family||House of Ardennes-Verdun|
|Mother||Matilda of Saffenberg|
|Died||21 June 1221|
In 1172, he fought against the Count of Luxembourg, Henry IV the Blind, and then his ally, the Count of Hainaut, Baldwin V. The environs of Arlon were devastated and the duke, overcome, had to recompense the Count of Luxembourg for the wrongs he had done him. In 1183, he supported the election of Folmar of Karden as Archbishop of Trier. This was opposed by the emperor, Frederick Barbarossa.
Henry had to fight his nephew, Henry I of Brabant in connection with the advocacy of the Abbey of Sint-Truiden. The Brabantine duke claimed the advocacy as part of his mother's dowry. An arrangement put an end to the war in 1191 and the Duke of Limburg became a vassal of the Duke of Brabant. The two dukes collaborated in the internal affairs of the region (Belgium).
He married Sophia of Saarbrücken and he succeeded by his son Waleran III, Duke of Limburg.
Henry III, Duke of LimburgBorn: c. 1140 Died: 21 June 1221
|Duke of Limburg
|Count of Arlon
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