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  • ID: I13772
  • Name: Otto I the Great HOLY ROMAN EMP
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 NOV 0912 in Germany
  • Death: 7 MAY 0973
  • _FA1: Acceded: 8 Aug 936 as King of Germany.
  • ALIA: Otto I the Great /King of Germany/
  • Note:
    Note: Otto I The Great King of Germany was the first king to becomeHoly Roman Emperor. He became King of Germany in 936 and ruledall of Germany. In 951, he crossed the Alps and declared himselfthe king of Italy. He was forced to return to Germany when theother German princes began a series of revolts. At the same timethe Slavs in Poland and Bohemia revolted, and the Magyars, or
    Hungarians, invaded Germany. Otto crushed the Magyars in thebattle of the Lech River in 955. The Poles and Bohemians wereforced to accept his rule. Otto was able to replace most of therebellious German princes with members of his own family. Theyoung king of Arles, or Burgundy, also had to accept his rule.Otto then turned his attention toward Italy. He married thewidow of an earlier Italian king, and defeated a rival for thethrone. In 961, Otto crossed the Alps in answer to an appealfrom Pope John XII to put down an uprising in Rome. For thisservice, Otto was crowned in 962 emperor of what was later knownas the Holy Roman Empire.

    Father: Henry I the Fowler HOLY ROMAN EMP b: 0875
    Mother: St. Matilda VON RINGELHEIM b: 0892 in of Mensleben, Saxony, Germany

    Marriage 1 Eadgyth (Edith) OF ENGLAND b: 0910 in Wessex, England
    • Married: 0929
    1. Has Children Luitgarde OF SAXONY
    2. Has Children Rechilde OF GERMANY
    3. Has Children Liudolf DUKE OF SWABIA b: 0930

    Marriage 2 St. Adelaide DE ITALIA Empress b: 0931
    • Married: OCT 0951
    1. Has No Children William ARCHBISHOP OF MAINZ
    2. Has No Children Henry OF GERMANY b: 0952
    3. Has No Children Bruno OF GERMANY b: 0953
    4. Has No Children Matilda ABBESS OF QUEDLINBURG b: ABT 0954
    5. Has Children Otto II of Saxony HOLY ROMAN EMP b: 0955
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