- NAME: Henry V
- OCCUPATION: Emperor, King
- BIRTH DATE: August 11, 1086
- DEATH DATE: May 23, 1125
- Did You Know?: After Henry V's death, his wife, Matilda, remarried, becoming the mother of Henry II of England.
- PLACE OF DEATH: Utrecht, Friesland (or Frisia), Netherlands
- AKA: King Henry V of Germany
- AKA: Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
- AKA: King Henry V
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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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It all came to a head at the Concordat of Worms in 1122, where Henry won the pyrrhic victory of getting a vote on canonical appointments if there was disagreement, but that only applied to Germany.
In the later years of his reign, Henry V turned his attention to English and French conflicts, perhaps due to being weary from struggling with all of the German princes, or because his marriage to Matilda, daughter of England's King Henry I, offered the prospect of a German-English empire.
Henry V died on May 23, 1125, in Utrecht, Friesland (or Frisia), Netherlands. He and Matilda died childless, making him the last of the Salic kings.
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