Henry VI
Count of Luxemburg and Arlon
Reign24 December 1281 – 5 June 1288
PredecessorHenry V
SuccessorHenry VII
Bornc.  1240
Died5 June 1288 (aged 48)
Worringen
SpouseBeatrice d'Avesnes
Issue
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Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
Baldwin, Archbishop of Trier
HouseLuxembourg
FatherHenry V, Count of Luxembourg
MotherMargaret of Bar

Henry VI (c.  1240 – 5 June 1288) was Count of Luxembourg and Arlon from the death of his father, Henry V the Blond in 1281 until his own death at the battle of Worringen,[1] seven years later, when he was succeeded by his son, Henry VII.

Life

Henry was the son of Henry V the Blond and Margaret of Bar. His father took part in Saint Louis's crusade against Tunis and he continued this war, being killed alongside three of his brothers at the Battle of Worringen by a knight of John I, Duke of Brabant.

Issue

Henry married Beatrice d'Avesnes[2] (d. 1 March 1321, daughter of Baldwin and granddaughter of Bouchard IV of Avesnes) around 1260–1 and they had three sons, two of whom attained the highest honours and excellence:

Notes

  1. ^ Péporté 2011, p. 148–149.
  2. ^ Gades 1951, p. 102–103.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gades 1951, p. 109.

Sources

Attribution
Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg House of LuxembourgBorn: c. 1240 Died: 5 June 1288 Preceded byHenry V Count of Luxembourg and Arlon 1281–1288 Succeeded byHenry VII