Heinrich, Duke of Bavaria; Henry of Bavaria; Good King Henry
Date of Birth:
May 6, 972
Date of Death:
July 13, 1024
He is the only German king to have been canonized as a saint as of yet.
Saint Henry II and his wife never had children, and he is patron saint of childless couples because of this.
Henry II (6 May 972 – 13 July 1024), also referred to as Saint Henry, Obl.S.B., was the fifth and last Holy Roman Emperor of the Ottonian dynasty, from his coronation in Rome in 1014 until his death a decade later. He was crowned King of the Germans in 1002 and King of Italy in 1004. He is the only King of Germany to have ever been canonized.
He was the son of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria. As his father had rebelled against two previous emperors, he was often in exile. This led the younger Henry to turn to the Church at an early age, first finding refuge with the Bishop of Freising, and later being educated at the cathedral school of Hildesheim. He succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria in 995 as Henry IV.