Hermann II, Landgrave of Thuringia

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Hermann II (28 March 1222 in Creuzburg – 3 January 1241) was the Landgrave of Thuringia and the son of Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

Life

With Louis's death in 1227, his brother Henry Raspe assumed the regency due to the minority of four-year-old Hermann. Henry managed to officially succeed his brother after the death of Elizabeth in 1231. Hermann never reigned and died ten years later; some historians have accused Henry of poisoning the youth.

Bibliography

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Hermann II, Landgrave of Thuringia
Ludowinger
Born: 28 March 1222 Died: 3 January 1241
Preceded by
Louis IV
Landgrave of Thuringia
1227–1241
Succeeded by
Henry Raspe