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  • ID: I52417
  • Name: Heinrich II of Sayn
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1 JAN 1247
  • Note:

    Henry II (? - 1246, Count of Sayn 1202 - 1246) was the Count of Sayn, a County located near the Sieg River in northern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Henry II shared the first year of his reign with his uncle, Count Henry I, as he and his father Eberhard II had co-ruled the Countship. Godfrey II (Count of Sponheim) had been a regent from 1181 and continued until his death in 1220. John (Count of Sponheim-Starkenburg) was regent from 1226 until Henry's death in 1246.
    In 1233, the Church's German Grand Inquisitor, Conrad von Marburg accused Henry of indulging in satanic orgies. Henry pleaded his case successfully to an assembly of bishops in Mainz and was acquitted. Conrad, however, refused to accept the verdict, but eventually left Mainz. Whilst passing near Marburg, Konrad was ambushed and killed by a group of knights. It is unknown whether they were in the service of Henry.
    Henry died in 1246. His County was inherited by Count Eberhard III of Sponheim-Eberstein.
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  • Change Date: 2 MAR 2007

    Father: Eberhard I of Sayn
    Mother: Hedwig von Isenburg

    Marriage 1 Agnes von Saffenberg
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Adelheid of Sayn
    2. Has Children Agnes von Sayn
    3. Has Children Berta von Sayn

    Marriage 2 Mathilde of Groitzsch
    • Married: