Roman Emperor Henry I (The Fowler) Of Germany Of The Holy Roman Empire
- Marriage (1): Saint Matilda Of Ringleheim
- Marriage (2): Unknown
Noted events in his life were:
• History. The first of the Saxon line of German kings. In 912 Henri succeeded his father as duke of Saxony. Following the death of Conrad I, king of Germany, in 918, Henri was chosen king by the Franconian and Saxon nobles. Bavaria, Swabia, and Lotharingia refused to acknowledge him at first, and it was not until 925 that he managed to win recognition from all the German states. In 926 Henri secured a nine-year truce from warfare with the Magyars. During that period he transformed many of the small towns of Germany into fortified cities with trained troops of mounted warriors. His military preparations were successfully tested in a war against the Wends in 929. When the Magyars invaded Thuringia in 933, Henri repulsed them decisively. He defeated the Danes in the following year and seized territory from them. Henri was the first to create a united Germany, and, although he never received the imperial crown, he is generally recognized as one of the Holy Roman emperors. He was succeeded by his son, Otto.
Henry married Saint Matilda Of Ringleheim, daughter of Count Theudebert Of Ringleheim and Ludmilla Ragnhildis Of Ringleheim. (Saint Matilda Of Ringleheim was born in 892 in Mesleben, Saxony, Germany and died on 4 Mar 967.)
Henry next married.