Henry of Opole

Henry of Opole
Born (1338-08-18)18 August 1338
Opole, Poland
Died 23 October 1365(1365-10-23) (aged 27)
Other names Henryk opolski
Parent(s) Duke Bolko II of Opole
Elizabeth of Świdnica
Church Roman Catholic
Offices held
Cathedral Canon of Wrocław
Title Duke of Opole

Henry of Opole (Polish: Henryk opolski; b. c.18 August 1338 – d. c.23 October 1365), was a Duke of Opole from 1356 until his death.

He was the third and youngest son of Duke Bolko II of Opole and his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Duke Bernard of Świdnica.


Little is known about his life. As the youngest child he was destined to a church life. During his father's lifetime Henry was chosen Canon of the Cathedral of Wrocław.

After the death of Duke Bolko II in 1356, Henry and his brothers Władysław Opolczyk and Bolko III inherited Opole as co-rulers; however, his rule was only a formal one.

Around 1356 Henry began his efforts to obtain the Canonry of the Cathedral of Prague. This is the last information of him as a living person, and probably he died soon afterwards. Although some historians put the date of his death not until 1365. The place of his burial is unknown.


Henry of Opole
Born: c.18 August 1338 Died: c.23 October 1365
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Bolko II
Duke of Opole
with Władysław
and Bolko III

Succeeded by
Władysław Opolczyk
and Bolko III
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