Henry VI ( German: Heinrich VI.; November 1165 – 28 September 1197), a member of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was King of Germany ( King of the Romans) from 1169 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1191 until his death. From 1194 he was also King of Sicily . Henry was the second son of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy.
Henry VI, (born autumn 1165, Nijmegen, Neth.—died Sept. 28, 1197, Messina, Sicily), German king and Holy Roman emperor of the Hohenstaufen dynasty who increased his power and that of his dynasty by his acquisition of the kingdom of Sicily through his marriage to Constance I, posthumous daughter of the Sicilian king Roger II.
Henry VI, German Heinrich, (born autumn 1165, Nijmegen, Neth.—died Sept. 28, 1197, Messina, Italy), German king (1169–97) and Holy Roman emperor (1191–97) of the Hohenstaufen dynasty who acquired the kingdom of Sicily by marriage.
Origin of the title The Western Roman Empire disintegrated in the 5th and 6th centuries, leaving the Eastern Roman Empire, later called the Byzantine Empire, as the only successor state to the Roman Empire.
Henry VI , a member of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was King of Germany from 1169 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1191 until his death. From 1194 he was also King of Sicily. Henry was the second son of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy. Well educated in the Latin language, as well as Roman and canon law, Henry was also a patron of poets and a skilled poet himself. In ...
The Levant In December 1195 CE, with the support of Pope Celestine III (r. 1191-1198 CE), Henry himself dished out crosses to new crusaders at Worms Cathedral. Gradually, as preachers toured Germany, England, and France for recruits, the emperor assembled an army for his crusade, although most warriors came from German lands.
Hohenstaufen The Hohenstaufen dynasty ( / ˈhoʊənʃtaʊfən /, US also /- staʊ -/,     German: [ˌhoːənˈʃtaʊfn̩] ), also known as the Staufer, was a noble family of unclear origin that rose to rule the Duchy of Swabia from 1079, and to royal rule in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages from 1138 until 1254. 
A medieval manuscript illustration depicting the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI (r. 1191-1197 CE). (Codex Manesse, 1305-1315 CE)