Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (November 1165 – September 28, 1197) was king of Germany 1190-1197, and Holy Roman Emperor 1191-1197.
Constance of Sicily was betrothed to Henry in 1184, and they were married two years later, on January 27, 1186. Henry and Constance were crowned Emperor and Empress in 1191, a year after Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor died.
Emperor Henry VI deposed William III of Sicily, his wife's great nephew and the last of Sicily's Norman kings, and was crowned king of Sicily in Palermo in 1194. He then entered Rome in 1196, and was crowned by Pope Celestine III. His accession to the throne of Sicily united the northern and southern lands of the empire and deeply alarmed other Mediterranean powers.
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