- Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria
Henry IX (died
13 December 1126), called the Black, a member of the House of Welf, was duke of Bavariafrom 1120 to 1126.
Henry was the second son of
Welf I, Duke of Bavariaand Judith of Flanders. As a young man, he administered the family's property south of the Alps. Through his marriage to Wulfhild, daughter of Magnus, Duke of Saxony, he acquired part of the Billungproperty in Saxony.
In 1116, he joined Emperor Henry V's Italian campaign. He succeeded his brother
Welf II, Duke of Bavaria, when the latter died childless in 1120.
In the royal election of 1125, he supported his son-in-law
Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, but switched his allegiance to Lothair, Duke of Saxony, after Lothair promised that Gertrud, his only daughter and heir, would marry Henry's son Henry.
After Lothair won the election and banned Frederick, in 1126 Henry abdicated as duke of Bavaria and retired to the family foundation of
Weingarten Abbeyso that he did not have to take part in the prosecution of his son-in-law. Henry died shortly thereafter and was buried in Weingarten.
Henry and Wulfhild had the following children:
* Judith, married
Frederick II, Duke of Swabia
* Conrad, died
17 March 1126
* Henry X the Proud
* Sophia, married
Berthold III, Duke of Zähringenand Leopold I, Duke of Styria
* Wulfhild, married
Rudolf, Count of Bregenz
* Mathilde, married
Diepold IV, Margrave of Vohburgand Gebhard III, Count of Sulzbach
Adalbert, Abbot of Corvey
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