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Hermann II, Landgrave of Thuringia

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Hermann II (28 March 1222 in Creuzburg – 3 January 1241) was the Landgrave of Thuringia and the son of Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.[1]


With Louis's death in 1227, his brother Henry Raspe assumed the regency due to the minority of four-year-old Hermann.[1] Henry managed to officially succeed his brother after the death of Elizabeth in 1231. Hermann never reigned and died ten years later; some historians have accused Henry of poisoning the youth. He was married to Helen, daughter of Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.


  1. ^ a b Klaniczay 2002, p. 211.


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Hermann II, Landgrave of Thuringia
Born: 28 March 1222 Died: 3 January 1241
Preceded by Landgrave of Thuringia
Succeeded by