New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Henry II

stained glass window of Saint Henry II; 1802, artist unknown; parish church, Providence of God, Jaworze, Poland; photographed on 2 July 2013 by Hons084; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, German king and Roman emperor, son of Duke Henry II, born Bavaria, 972; died Gottingen, Prussia, 1024. He was educated for the priesthood, but was elected emperor, 1002, and crowned at Rome in 1015. He inaugurated needed reforms in the monasteries and strengthened the various ecclesiastical sees of his kingdom, built churches and monasteries, and ruled wisely, tempering justice with mercy. He was buried in the cathedral at Bamberg. Feast, Roman Calendar, 15 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Henry II”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2016. Web. 7 June 2020. <>