RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Tilman
(b. ca. 1460, Osterode, d. 1531, Würzburg)

Tomb of Emperor Henry II and his Wife Cunigunde

1499-1513
Marble
Cathedral, Bamberg

Henry II (973-1024), also known as Saint Henry, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1014 until his death. He was the last member of the Ottonian dynasty of Emperors. He married Cunigunde of Luxembourg, who later became his queen and empress. As the union produced no children, after Henry's death the German nobles elected Conrad II, a great-great-grandson of Emperor Otto I, to succeed him. Conrad was the first of the Salian dynasty of Emperors.




© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.