Otto I (Ottonian) Holy Roman Empire

Otto (Ottonian) Holy Roman Empire (0912 - 0973)

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Otto (Otto I) "the Great, Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Liudolfinger, Liudolfinger of Sachsen Italy and Germany" Holy Roman Empire formerly Ottonian
Born in Wallhausen, Landkreis Mansfeld-Südharz, Thüringische Mark, Sachsen-Anhalt, Ostenfrankenreich, Germanymap
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Died in Memleben, Burgenlandkreis, Thüringische Mark, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germanymap
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Otto I the Great (23 Nov 912 - 07 May 973)
Holy Roman Emperor
Duke of Saxony
Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches (Liudolfinger)


Otto I the Great

Otto the great (23 Nov 912 – 07 May 973),[1] was emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, reigning as German king from 936 until his death in 973.

Preceded by
Berengar of Friuli
Holy Roman Emperor
Succeeded by
Otto II

The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim, Otto was "the first of the Germans to be called the emperor of Italy".

Preceded by
Berengar II
King of Italy
Succeeded by
Otto II

He inherited the Duchy of Saxony and the kingship of the Germans when his father died in 936.

Preceded by
Henry the Fowler
Duke of Saxony
Succeeded by
Bernard I
Preceded by
Henry the Fowler
King of Germany
Succeeded by
Otto II

He continued his father's work to unify all German tribes into a single kingdom and greatly expanded the king's powers at the expense of the aristocracy.

Otto's later years were marked by conflicts with the Papacy and struggles to stabilize rule over Italy. He wanted to improve relations with the Byzantine Empire, which opposed his imperial authority and southern expansion. So he arranged to have his son Otto II marry the Byzantine princess Theophanu in April 972. The next year, Otto I died, and was succeeded by Otto II.


m. Eadgyth of England (910 – 26 Jan 946).[2] Issue:
  • Liudolf, Duke of Swabia (930 – 06 Sep 957)[2]
  • Liutgarde (931 – 18 Nov 953) m. Conrad the Red[2]

m. Adelheid "Adelaide" de Bourgogne Oct Pavia, Pavia, Lombardia. Issue:
  • Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg[3]
  • Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor[4]

illegitimate issue:

  • William (archbishop of Mainz)[5]

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  1. Wikipedia: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia: Eadgyth
  3. Wikipedia: Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg
  4. Wikipedia: Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
  5. Wikipedia: William (archbishop of Mainz) (929 – 2 Mar 968)

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Sachsen-85 and Ottonian-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death dates. Ottonian-2 is PPP under the EuroAristo project.
posted by Bob Fields
Known as Otto the Great.
posted by Krissi (Hubbard) Love

Otto I is 30 degrees from Donald Howard, 25 degrees from Julia Howe and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.