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Henry V served as joint king of Germany with Henry IV until he forced his father to abdicate the throne. Holy Roman emperor from 1111 to 1125, he was the last of the Salian line.
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Henry V was born on August 11, 1086, in Goslar, Saxony. In 1099, he was crowned joint king of Germany, along with his father, Henry IV. In 1105, Henry V took full control of the throne after forcing his father to abdicate. He reigned as Holy Roman emperor from 1111 to 1125, during which time he brought peace back to the empire. He died on May 23, 1125, in Utrecht, Friesland, and was the last of the Salian line.
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