St Henry, Emperor
Today is the optional memoria of St Henry (972 - 1024) - a saint I'll definitely be celebrating at the 7pm Mass because 'Henry' was one of my Confirmation names (the other was 'Richard').
St Henry succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria in 995 and was elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1002. His cult developed along the same lines as that of St Edward the Confessor - St Henry is remembered as a just ruler, a defender of the Church, a friend of the poor and a model of virtue (indeed, he and his Queen, St Cunegund, are said to have vowed themselves to perpetual chastity). He considered abdicating and becoming a monk after Cunegund's death but the Abbot of Verdun persuaded him to persevere in his imperial vocation.
He died on 13 July 1024 and was canonised in 1146 - he is buried in Bamberg Cathedral (a See which he founded in 1007):