HENRY (Fr. Henri; Span. Enrique; Ger. Heinrich; Mid. H. Ger. Heinrich and Heimrich; O.H.G. Haimi- or Heimirih, i.e. " prince, or chief of the house," from O.H.G. heim, the Eng. home, and rih, Goth, reiks; compare Lat. rex " king " " rich," therefore " mighty," and so " a ruler." Compare Sans, rddsh " to shine forth, rule, etc. " and mod. raj " rule " and raja, "king"), the name of many European sovereigns, the more important of whom are noticed below in the following order: (i) emperors and German kings; (2) kings of England; (3) other kings in the alphabetical order of their states; (4) other reigning princes in the same order; (5) non-reigning princes; (6) bishops, nobles, chroniclers, etc.
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