Henry the fowler by me in 2013

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Henry the fowler, A man from the middle Age era. Quite interesting. I Made this power point for my history class. They said i

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Henry the fowler by me in 2013

  1. 1. Henry the Fowler 876-963 A.D. By Rachel Lynne
  2. 2. > 100 years since Charlemagne died andthe dilapidation of his empire.> Barbarians invaded=Needed aking=CONRAD>Conrad king only by name>919 Conrad died
  3. 3. > "Henry, Duke of Saxony, is the ablestruler in the empire. Elect him king, andGermany will have peace.">After Conrads death, nobles met atAix-La-Champelle and elected him king
  4. 4. His Name~What does his namemean? ~One who hunts wildFoul~How did he get his name? ~He loved falconry.(you will need this at the bottom of your pg.)
  5. 5. “God save you, Henry of Saxony. I cometo announce the death of King Conradand to tell you that the nobles haveelected you to succeed him as king of theGermans.”
  6. 6. “Elected me king? I cannot believe it. I am a Saxon,and King Conrad was a Frank and a bitter enemy tome.”“It is true,” replied the messenger. “Conrad, whendying, advised that the nobles should choose youas his successor.”“King Conrad was a good man. I know it now; and Iam sorry that I did not understand him better whenhe was alive. I accept the position offered to meand I pray that I may be guided by Heaven in rulinghis people.”
  7. 7. “Our king saysthat he will givewhatever youdemand for therelease of hisson,” said thechief to theGerman monarch.
  8. 8. Henry was:>King of Germany from 919-936>King of Saxony from 912-936
  9. 9. FAMILY> Born: In M E M L E B E NFather: Otto the Illustrious (a.k.a. Duke of Saxony)>Mother: Hedwiga (great-great granddaughter of Charlemagne)>
  10. 10. Love LifeMarried: Hathebuirg in 906 -Divorced in 909 after the birth of his son, Thankmar.Re-married: late 909 to Saint Matilda of Ringelheim. Matilda gave birth to 3 sons and 2 daughtersSons: Otto 1, Henry, and BrunoDaughters: Hedwig, and Gerbrga Saint Matilda

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