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St Henry


St. Henry was of German origin and related to several other saints. St. Bruno, bishop of Augsburg, was his brother. His sister Gisella married St. Stephen of Hungary. St. Brigid, abbess of the St. Paul monastery, was his sister. St. Henry was elected emperor after the death of Otto III. Pope Benedict VIII concurred with the election. St. Henry was the first western emperor to receive the Golden Globe surmounted on the cross.