Henry IV


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Henry IV 1

1050-1106.
Holy Roman emperor and king of Germany (1056-1106) who struggled for power with Pope Gregory VII. Twice excommunicated, Henry appointed an antipope (1084) to crown him emperor, invaded Italy, and was dethroned by his sons.

Henry IV 2

Known as "Henry Bolingbroke." 1366?-1413.
King of England (1399-1413). Son of John of Gaunt and grandson of Edward III, he was banished from England by Richard II, who confiscated his estate. Henry returned, raised an army, and compelled Richard to abdicate. Parliament confirmed Henry's claim to the throne, thus establishing the Lancastrian line.

Henry IV 3

Known as "Henry of Navarre." 1553-1610.
King of France (1589-1610) who founded the Bourbon royal line, successfully waged war against Spain (1595-1598), and gave political rights to French Protestants in the Edict of Nantes (1598).

Henry IV

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1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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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Noun1.Henry IV - king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France;
Bourbon dynasty, Bourbon - a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
2.Henry IV - King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (1050-1106)
3.Henry IV - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413Henry IV - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
References in classic literature ?
As soon as ever the king comes of age he will issue his commands himself, and 'tis far pleasanter to obey the grandson of Henry IV.
You are a brave soldier, one of the few remaining veterans of the days of Henry IV.
By means of a coin dated 1610, which bears the effigy of Henry IV.
It was sent to King Henry IV, who had just taken the throne from Richard II.
The rest of the furniture of this privileged apartment consisted of old cabinets, filled with Chinese porcelain and Japanese vases, Lucca della Robbia faience, and Palissy platters; of old arm-chairs, in which perhaps had sat Henry IV.
had granted to Monsieur the honor of being son of Henry IV.
slightly misquoted from Shakespeare, "King Henry IV, Part I," Act I, Scene 3, line 202; chill penury.
Newman learned afterwards, from a guide-book of the province, that it dated from the time of Henry IV.
The cloth that covered the table was of that peculiar kind of damask linen invented in the time of Henry IV.
My son," said the old Gascon gentleman, in that pure Bearn PATOIS of which Henry IV could never rid himself, "this horse was born in the house of your father about thirteen years ago, and has remained in it ever since, which ought to make you love it.
2) Direct allusions to the parable appear in Henry IV, part one, 3.
WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Shakespeare Theatre Artistic Director Michael Kahn today announced the Theatre's 2003-2004 season, a line-up that includes Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, both Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2 (with two weeks of revolving repertory), Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.