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The House of Ascania (German: Askanier) was a dynasty of German rulers. One of its oldest known members was Otto, Count of Ballenstedt, who died in 1123. It is named after the City of Aschersleben. By Otto's marriage to Eilika, daughter of Magnus, Duke of Saxony, the Ascanians became heirs to half of the property of the great House of Billung. // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Events First Council of the Lateran confirms Concordat of Worms and demands that priests remain celibate End of the reign of Emperor Toba of Japan. ... View over Aschersleben. ... Magnus (died 23 August 1106) was duke of Saxony from 1072 to 1106. ... The Billung Family were Saxon dukes and rulers, who can be traced back to AD 500. ...

Otto's son, Albert the Bear, was the first Ascanian Margrave of Brandenburg; he inherited the territory from its last Wendish ruler, Pribislav, in 1150. Albert, and his descendants of the House of Ascania, then made considerable progress in Christianizing and Germanizing the lands. As a borderland between German and Slavic cultures, the country was known as the Margravate of Brandenburg at this time. In 1320 the Brandenburg Ascanian line came to an end. Albert I (c. ... Wends (German: Wenden, Latin: Venedi) is the English name for some Slavic people from north-central Europe, particularly the Sorbs living in modern-day Germany. ... Pribislav Henry (1127 - 1150) was a Christian and the last ruler of the Slavic tribe of the Havelles in Brandenburg. ... Events Åhus, Sweden gains city privileges City of Airdrie, Scotland founded King Sverker I of Sweden is deposed and succeeded by Eric IX of Sweden. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Events January 20 - Dante - Quaestio de Aqua et Terra January 20 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland April 6 - The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. ...

States ruled by the House of Ascania



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