Henry IV
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Henry IV
Reign 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413
Coronation 13 October 1399
Predecessor Richard II
Successor Henry II and V
King of France
(Titular/disputed)
Reign 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413
Predecessor Richard II (Titular/disputed)
Successor Henry II and V (as King de jure)
 
Born 15 April 1367
Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England
Died 20 March 1413 (aged 45)
Westminster Palace, London, England
Burial Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
Spouse Mary de Bohun
Joan of Navarre
Issue
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Henry II and V, King of France and of England
Thomas, Duke of Clarence
John, 1st Duke of Bedford
Humphrey, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Blanche, Electress Palatine
Philippa, Queen of Denmark
Noble family House of Lancaster
Father John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
Mother Blanche of Lancaster
Religion Roman Catholicism

Henry IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413 and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III, to the Kingdom of France. He was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire, hence his other name, Henry of Bolingbroke (/ˈbɒlɪŋbrʊk/).

His father, John of Gaunt, was the fourth son of Edward III and the third son to survive to adulthood, and enjoyed a position of considerable influence during much of the reign of Henry's cousin Richard II, whom Henry eventually deposed. Henry's mother was Blanche, heiress to the considerable Lancaster estates, and thus he became the first King of England from the Lancaster branch of the Plantagenêts.

Henry IV
Reign 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413
Coronation 13 October 1399
Predecessor Richard II
Successor Henry II and V
 
Born 15 April 1367
Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England
Died 20 March 1413 (aged 45)
Westminster Palace, London, England
Burial Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
Spouse Mary de Bohun
Joan of Navarre
Issue
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Henry II and V, King of France and of England
Thomas, Duke of Clarence
John, 1st Duke of Bedford
Humphrey, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Blanche, Electress Palatine
Philippa, Queen of Denmark
Noble family House of Lancaster
Father John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
Mother Blanche of Lancaster
Religion Roman Catholicism
Henry IV of England
House of Lancaster
Cadet branch of the House of Anjou
Born: 15 April 1366 Died: 20 March 1413
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Richard II
King of England
Lord of Ireland
1399–1413
Succeeded by
Henry II and V
Preceded by
John of Gaunt
Duke of Aquitaine
1399–1413
Political offices
Preceded by
John of Gaunt
Lord High Steward
1399
Succeeded by
Thomas of Lancaster
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John of Gaunt
Duke of Hereford and Lancaster
1399
Succeeded by
Henry of Monmouth
In abeyance
Title last held by
Humphrey de Bohun
Earl of Derby and Northampton
1384–1399
Succeeded by
Anne of Gloucester
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Richard II of England
– TITULAR –
King of France

1399–1413
Reason for dynastic failure:
Capetian dynastic failure
Succeeded by
Henry II and V