King Henry IV Fact Sheet: Who was Henry IV? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Henry IV, the famous King of England.
King Henry IV Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1916 - present *** Full Name: Issur Danielovitch, King Henry IV and Izzy Demsky *** Occupation: American Actor, Producer, Director and Author *** Date of Birth: King Henry IV was born on December 9th 1916 *** Place of Birth: King Henry IV was born in Amsterdam, New York, United States *** Family background: His father was Herschel “Harry” Danielovitch and his mother was Bryna “Bertha” Sanglel ***
Early life and childhood: He grew up with the name Izzy Demsky, which was the surname adopted by his uncle and his father having been Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire, he kept this name until he joined the United States Navy. He also grew up with six sisters *** Education: Kirk Douglas was educated through the usual school system. Although it has been said he talked his way into attending St Lawrence University and having been granted a loan, worked part time as a janitor and gardener to pay his way ***
King Henry IV Fact 2: He was crowned King Henry IV of England on September 30, 1399 and reigned until his death on March 20, 1413. As well as King of England, he was also the Lord of Ireland.
King Henry IV Fact 4: Henry IV had a number of full and half siblings. His half siblings were given the surname 'Beaufort' after one of their father's castles. Their mother was called Katherine Swynford, and despite her good relationship with Henry IV, not all of her children got along well with him later in life, particularly John Beaufort.
King Henry IV Fact 9: He went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1392 where he visited the Holy Sepulchre and the Mount of Olives. He later promised that he would free Jerusalem from the infidel - a crusade that he never managed to achieve before his death.
King Henry IV Fact 10: Thomas de Mowbray interpreted a remark made by Henry IV in 1398 as treason. Richard II called a duel of honour at Gosford Green, Coventry, England, however, Richard II decided to exile Henry IV before the duel of honour was due to take place to avoid further conflict.
King Henry IV Fact 11: He married Mary de Bohun in 1381 at Rochford Hall, Essex, England. They had six children together: Henry V of England, Thomas of Lancaster, John of Lancaster, Humphrey of Lancaster, Blanche of England and Philippa of England.
King Henry IV Fact 16: His first wife, Mary de Bohun, died in 1394. Henry IV later remarried to Joanna of Navarre in 1403. They didn't have any children together. Joanna of Navarre had eight children from her previous husband, John V of Brittany.
King Henry IV Fact 17: Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur) of Northumberland led a rebel army during the Battle of Shrewbury on July 21, 1403 in an attempt to overthrow the King of England, Henry IV, who defeated the Percy family and their rebel army. Henry Percy was killed during battle, Thomas Percy, Sir Richard Vernon and Sir Richard Venables were hanged, drawn and quartered.
King Henry IV Fact 18: The Percy family tried again to overthrow Henry in 1405 when Richard le Scrope, the Archbishop of York led a rebellion which led to his execution along with rebel leaders.
Influence & Legacy: After imprisoning Richard II, Henry II took to the throne and became the King of England in 1399. He reigned over the country until his death in 1413.
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