Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 30: HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR HENRY VII

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HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR HENRY VII

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Henry the Seventh

Holy Roman Emperor

Henry’s soul is saved

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NOTE: One of the empty places in the Rose is reserved for Emperor Henry VII. Of course, in 1300, he is still alive; therefore, he is not in the Rose right now. Henry VII becomes Holy Roman Emperor, but he goes to Italy, something that the Pope does not like. As we know, there was often a power struggle going on over who would control Italy. Dante fully supported the Holy Roman Emperor. In Dante’s perfect government, the Holy Roman Emperor would control secular matters in Italy, while the Pope would control religious matters in Italy. Unfortunately, Henry VII died in 1313, as he was approaching Rome. Dante believed that Henry VII would have done good things for Italy had he lived.

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