Henry I of Poland
Henry I "the Bearded"
, Polish Henryk Brodaty
) of the Silesian line of the Piast dynasty
of rulers, was duke of Lower Silesia
. He later on also became duke of Greater Poland
until his death and thereby senior prince of all Poland
Born in Glogow (Glogau), Silesia, he married Hedwig of Andechs (Polish name Jadwiga). Their son, duke Henry II the Pious, was killed in battle against the Mongols at Legnica.
Henry I was the successor to duke Boleslaw the Long, who had received the ducal position following the intervention in a succession dispute in the province by the Emperor Frederick I of the Holy Roman Empire in 1163.
- List of Polish rulers
- Dukes of Silesia