Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg

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Henry VI
Count of Luxemburg and Arlon
Reign24 December 1281 – 5 June 1288
Predecessor Henry V
Successor Henry VII
Bornc. 1240
Died5 June 1288 (aged 48)
Spouse Beatrice d'Avesnes
Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
Baldwin, Archbishop of Trier
House Luxembourg
Father Henry V, Count of Luxembourg
Mother Margaret of Bar

Henry VI (c. 1240 – 5 June 1288) was count of Luxembourg and Arlon from the death of his father, Henry V the Blond in 1281 until his own death at the battle of Worringen, [1] seven years later, when he was succeeded by his son, Henry VII.

Arlon Municipality in French Community, Belgium

Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. With a population of just over 28,000, it is the smallest provincial capital in Belgium. Arlon is also the capital of its cultural region: the Arelerland.

Battle of Worringen middle ages battle

The Battle of Worringen was fought on 5 June 1288 near the town of Worringen, which is now the northernmost borough of Cologne. It was the decisive battle of the War of the Limburg Succession, fought for the possession of the Duchy of Limburg between Archbishop Siegfried II of Cologne and Duke John I of Brabant, and one of the largest battles in Europe in the Middle Ages.



Henry was the son of Henry V the Blond and Margaret of Bar. His father took part in Saint Louis's crusade against Tunis and he continued this war, being killed alongside three of his brothers at the Battle of Worringen by a knight of John I, Duke of Brabant.

Margaret of Bar Countess consort of Luxembourg

Margaret of Bar (1220–1275) was a daughter of Henry II of Bar and his wife Philippa of Dreux. She was Countess of Luxembourg by her marriage to Henry V of Luxembourg. She is also known as Marguerite of Bar.

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Tunis Capital and largest city of Tunisia

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Henry married Beatrice d'Avesnes [2] (d. 1 March 1321, daughter of Baldwin and granddaughter of Bouchard IV of Avesnes) around 1260–1 and they had three sons, two of whom attained the highest honours and excellence:

Beatrice dAvesnes daughter of Baldwin of Avesnes and his wife Felicitas of Coucy

Beatrice d'Avesnes was a daughter of Baldwin of Avesnes and his wife Felicitas of Coucy. Baldwin was the son of Bouchard IV of Avesnes.

Baldwin of Avesnes was a son of Bouchard IV of Avesnes and his wife, Margaret II of Flanders. His parents' marriage was later declared illegal, because his father had already received minor orders. Baldwin was later declared legitimate by the pope, at the instigation of King Louis IX of France. In 1246, Baldwin received Beaumont as an apanage.

Bouchard IV of Avesnes Belgian nobleman

Burchard IV or Bouchard IV (1182–1244) was the lord of Avesnes and Étrœungt. He was the son of James of Avesnes and Adela of Guise and brother of Walter, Count of Blois.

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Holy Roman Emperor emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Emperor, officially the Emperor of the Romans, and also the German-Roman Emperor, was the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. The title was, almost without interruption, held in conjunction with title of King of Germany throughout the 12th to 18th centuries.


  1. Péporté 2011, p. 148–149.
  2. Gades 1951, p. 102–103.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Gades 1951, p. 109.



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Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg
Born:c.1240 Died: 5 June 1288
Preceded by
Henry V
Count of Luxembourg and Arlon
Succeeded by
Henry VII

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