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Henry IV

noun

  1. 1050–1106, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and king of Germany 1056–1106.
  2. BolingbrokeHenry of Lancaster, 1367–1413, king of England 1399–1413 (son of John of Gaunt).
  3. Henry of NavarreHenry the Great, 1553–1610, king of France 1589–1610: first of the French Bourbon kings.
  4. (italics) a two-part drama (Part 1, 1597?; Part 2, 1597–98?) by Shakespeare.


Henry IV

noun

  1. Henry IV10501106MGermanPOLITICS: hereditary ruler 1050–1106, Holy Roman Emperor (1084–1105) and king of Germany (1056–1105). He was excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII, whom he deposed (1084)
  2. Henry IV13671413MEnglishPOLITICS: hereditary ruler surnamed Bolingbroke. 1367–1413, first Lancastrian king of England (1399–1413); son of John of Gaunt: deposed Richard II (1399) and suppressed rebellions led by Owen Glendower and the Earl of Northumberland
  3. Henry IV15531610MFrenchPOLITICS: hereditary ruler known as Henry of Navarre. 1553–1610, first Bourbon king of France (1589–1610). He obtained toleration for the Huguenots with the Edict of Nantes (1598) and restored prosperity to France following the religious wars (1562–98)


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He spent his first 18 years as King in English captivity after becoming a hostage of Henry IV of England, and later Henry V.

Housed in the former palace of Henry IV, it boasts an impressive collection of Spanish art.

Henry IV of France even invented one for his army, and others worked a little on the idea from time to time.

In the north-west and south-west angles the elbows of the seats are carved with the head of a king supposed to represent Henry IV.

It acquired, however, immense importance through its alliance with Henry IV.

Even one of the standing armies of the sixteenth century, under such a general as Henry IV.

But he knew he could not resist an authority based on generally accepted ideas any easier than Henry IV.

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