Heinrich I "der Vogelsteller" VON SACHSEN, King of Germany
- Born: 876, Babenberg, Bayern
- Married (1): 906
- Married (2): 909, Wallhausen, Sachsen
- Died: 2 Jul 936, Memleben, Sachsen
Thietmar records that Heinrich was "born of the noble lineage of Otto and Hadwig". According to the Annalista Saxo, he was son of the unnamed sister of Adalbert [Babenberg], with whom he and his brothers fought against the Konradiner family, his complete parentage being recorded in a later passage.
He was elected as HEINRICH I "der Vogelsteller/the Fowler" King of Germany at Fritzlar 6 May 919, but Thietmar reports that he refused unction offered by Heriger Archbishop of Mainz. King Heinrich re-established Saxon domination over the Slavs after successful campaigns against the Hevelli in 928 and against the Daleminzi and Bohemians in 929.
Thietmar records that he founded Meissen in [928/29], and defeated "Knud I" King of Denmark. Widukind records that he defeated the Magyars at the battle of Riade near Merseburg in 933, their first major setback in their raids on western Europe.
The necrology of Fulda records the death "936 Kal Iul" of "Heinrih rex". Thietmar records the death of King Heinrich 2 Jul 936 at Memleben "in the…sixtieth year of his life" and his burial at Quedlinburg "which he himself had constructed from the ground up". The necrology of Merseburg records the death "2 Jul" of "Heinricus rex pater magni Oddonis". 1
Heinrich married Hatheburg VON MERSEBURG, daughter of Eberwin VON MERSEBURG and Unknown, in 906. The marriage ended in divorce in 909.
Heinrich also married Mathilde VON RINGELHEIM, daughter of Graf Theoderic VON RINGELHEIM and Reginlind GODFRIDSDÓTTIR, in 909 in Wallhausen, Sachsen. (Mathilde VON RINGELHEIM was born about 896 in Ringelheim, Goslar, Hannover, Germany and died on 14 Mar 968 in Quedlinburg, Saxony.)