Otto I (Ottonian) Liudolfinger
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Otto (Ottonian) Liudolfinger (0912 - 0973)

Otto (Otto I) "the Great, Holy Roman Emperor" Liudolfinger formerly Ottonian
Born in Wallhausen, East Franciamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 0930 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 0951 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 60 in Memleben, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 7 Aug 2014
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Preceded by
Berengar of Friuli
Holy Roman Emperor
Succeeded by
Otto II
Preceded by
Berengar II
King of Italy
Succeeded by
Otto II
Preceded by
Henry the Fowler
Duke of Saxony
Succeeded by
Bernard I
Preceded by
Henry the Fowler
King of Germany
Succeeded by
Otto II
Otto I the Great (23 Nov 912 - 07 May 973)
Holy Roman Emperor
Duke of Saxony
Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches (Liudolfinger)

From: Wikipedia: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

"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.
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".
He inherited the Duchy of Saxony and the kingship of the Germans when his father died in 936.
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[1]
Illegitimate issue:
  • William (archbishop of Mainz)[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia: Eadgyth
  3. Wikipedia: Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg
  4. 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