Saint Henry II is the patron of dukes, kings, childless people, handicapped people, and people rejected by religious orders. He was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1014 and worked to found schools, establish peace, reform the Church, and quell rebellions. Saint Henry II was very generous to the poor and started construction of the cathedral at Basel, Switzerland. He became a widower and attempted to become a monk but was denied. St. Henry II's feast day is July 13th.