Henry IV: Meaning and Definition of

Henry IV

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  1. 1050–1106, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and king of Germany 1056–1106.
  2. (Bolingbroke) (“Henry of Lancaster”) 1367–1413, king of England 1399–1413 (son of John of Gaunt).
  3. (“Henry of Navarre”; “Henry the Great”) 1553–1610, king of France 1589–1610: first of the French Bourbon kings.
  4. (italics) a two-part drama (Part 1, 1597?; Part 2, 1597–98?) by Shakespeare.
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