Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria
Henry VII was the count of Luxembourg (as Henry II) from 1026 and duke of Bavaria from 1042 until his death. He was the son of Frederick
Frederick of Luxembourg
Frederick of Luxembourg , count of Moselgau, was a son of count Siegfried of Luxembourg and Hedwig of Nordgau.By a wife whose name is unknown , he had:...

, count of Mosel
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gau, and possibly Ermentrude of Gleiberg.

In 1026, he inherited Luxembourg from his uncle Henry I. This included charge of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin
Saint-Maximin is the name or part of the name of several communes in France:* Saint-Maximin, in the Gard département* Saint-Maximin, in the Isère département* Saint-Maximin, in the Oise département...

 in Trier
Trier, historically called in English Treves is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC....

 and Saint-Willibrord
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 in Echternach
Echternach is a commune with city status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Echternach lies near the border with Germany, and is the oldest town in Luxembourg....

. In 1042, he was given Bavaria by the Emperor Henry III, who had hitherto held it, but who needed a resident duke to deal with the raids of Samuel Aba
Samuel Aba of Hungary
Samuel Aba , King of Hungary , Palatine of Hungary .-King of Hungary:Samuel was from Northern Hungary, Castle Gonce / Castle Abaújvár, County of Aba...

, king of Hungary
King of Hungary
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He never married. His brother Giselbert
Giselbert of Luxembourg
Giselbert of Luxembourg was count of Salm and of Longwy, then count of Luxembourg from 1047 to 1059. He was the son of Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau, and perhaps of Ermentrude of Gleiberg....

 succeeded him in Luxembourg, while Bavaria escheat
Escheat is a common law doctrine which transfers the property of a person who dies without heirs to the crown or state. It serves to ensure that property is not left in limbo without recognised ownership...

ed to the emperor, who gave it to Cuno
Conrad I, Duke of Bavaria
Conrad I , also known as Cuno or Kuno, was the duke of Bavaria from 1049 to 1053. He was of the Ezzonen family, his parents being Liudolf, Count of Zütphen and eldest son of Ezzo, Count Palatine of Lorraine, and Matilda...

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