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Encyclopedia > Magnus, Duke of Saxony

Magnus (died 23 August 1106) was duke of Saxony from 1072 to 1106. Son of Ordulf, Duke of Saxony and Wulfhild, Princess of Norway, he was the last member of the House of Billung. From 1070 on, he was involved in the war between Saxon noblemen and the Salian king Henry IV. August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Events September 28 - Henry I of England defeats his older brother Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Tinchebrai, and imprisons him in Cardiff Castle; Edgar Atheling and William Clito are also taken prisoner. ... The Duchy of Saxony was a medieval Duchy covering the greater part of Northern Germany. ... Events William I of England invades Scotland, and also receives the submission of Hereward the Wake. ... Events September 28 - Henry I of England defeats his older brother Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Tinchebrai, and imprisons him in Cardiff Castle; Edgar Atheling and William Clito are also taken prisoner. ... The Billung Family were Saxon dukes and rulers, who can be traced back to AD 500. ... Events Hereward the Wake begins a Saxon revolt in the Fens of eastern England. ... The Salian Dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire was founded by Conrad II (c. ... HEINRIC·IMP, Emperor Henry Henry IV (November 11, 1050 – August 7, 1106) was King of Germany from 1056 and Emperor from 1084, until his abdication in 1105. ...


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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saxony (7232 words)
Saxony forever the possibility of extending its territory along the lower course of the Elbe, and confirmed the preponderance of Prussia.
Saxony is the fifth state of the German Empire in area and third in population; in 1905 the average population per square mile was 778.8.
The Vicariate Apostolic of Saxony, and the Prefecture Apostolic of Saxon Upper Lusatia.
Henry Of Saxony - LoveToKnow 1911 (478 words)
1108-1139), surnamed the "Proud," duke of Saxony and Bavaria, second son of Henry the Black, duke of Bavaria, and Wulfhild, daughter of Magnus Billung, duke of Saxony, was a member of the Welf family.
Attempts at a settlement failed, and in July 1138 the duke was placed under the ban, and Saxony was given to Albert the Bear, afterwards margrave of Brandenburg.
War broke out in Saxony and Bavaria, but was cut short by Henry's sudden death at Quedlinburg on the 20th of October r139.
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