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Otto II

Otto II (955December 7, 983, Rome), called the Red, was the third ruler ofof Saxony|Saxon]] or Ottonian dynasty, the son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy. At first only co-reigning with his father, he was the king of Germany and king of Italy from 961 and Holy Roman Emperor from 967. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1088x1863, 706 KB) Description Couronnement dOtton II et de Théophano Plaque de reliure Ivoire Empire germanique, origine byzantine (?), 982-983 Musée National du Moyen-Âge (Cluny), Cl. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1088x1863, 706 KB) Description Couronnement dOtton II et de Théophano Plaque de reliure Ivoire Empire germanique, origine byzantine (?), 982-983 Musée National du Moyen-Âge (Cluny), Cl. ... Image File history File links Otton2. ... Image File history File links Otton2. ... Events August 10 - Otto I the Great defeats Magyars in the Battle of Lechfeld Edwy becomes King of England. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Hugh Capet, a distant relative of the last Carolingian king of the Franks, is crowned King of France, beginning the Capetian dynasty and, arguably, modern French history. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) coordinates: 41°54′N 12°29′E Time Zone: UTC+1 Administration Subdivisions 19 municipi Province Rome Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni ( The Union ) Characteristics Area 1,285 km² Population 2,547,677 (2005 estimate) Density 1983... Ottonian dynasty is a name sometimes given to a ruling dynasty of German kings, sometimes regarded as the first dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire, (though Charlemagne is commonly viewed as the original founder. ... Emperor Otto I Otto I the Great (November 23, 912 - May 7, 973), son of Henry I the Fowler, king of the Germans, and Matilda of Ringelheim, was Duke of Saxony, King of the Germans and arguably the first Holy Roman Emperor. ... Saint Adelaide of Italy (931-December 16, 999) was the daughter of Rudolf II of Burgundy, King of Italy. ... The following list of German monarchs is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... King of Italy is a title adopted by many rulers after the fall of the Roman Empire. ... Events Byzantine Empire recaptures Crete from Muslim control Ani made the capital of Armenia by the Bagratid dynasty Haakon I of Norway squashed the rebelling forces of Eric Bloodaxes sons but was killed in the Battle of Fitje. ... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ... Events Emperor Reizei ascends to the throne of Japan The Khazar capital of Atil falls to the Kievan Rus around this year Births Deaths Emperor Murakami of Japan Abu al-Faraj Ali of Isfahan, scholar. ...


He married Theophanu, niece of the Eastern Roman Emperor John I Tzimisces, on April 14, 972. Upon his father's death in 973, he was accepted as Holy Roman Emperor without opposition. Theophanu (956 - June 15, 991) (Greek:Θεοφανώ Theophano), also spelled Theophania, was born in Constantinople, and was the wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor. ... Ioannes, protected by God and the Virgin Mary. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... Events Otto II marries Theophanu, Byzantine princess. ... Events Edgar of England is crowned king by Saint Dunstan Births September 15 - Al_Biruni, mathematician († 1048) Abu al-Ala al-Maarri, poet Deaths May 7 - Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Categories: 973 ... The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ...


Otto spent his reign continuing his father's policy of strengthening imperial rule in Germany and extending it deeper into Italy. Henry II of Bavaria revolted in 974 and was not pacified until 978, in the so-called War of the Three Henries. The next year, Otto received the submission of both Bohemia and Poland. Also in that year, Lothair, king of France, invaded Lorraine, to which Otto renounced his claim in 980. With Germany secure, Otto invaded Italy that year, but was repulsed by the Arabs in 982 at the Battle of Stilo. The next summer, he called a diet at Verona to confirm his son, Otto III, as king of Germany. He died later that year while campaigning against Venice. While he was in Italy, a Slavic invasion pushed the Germans west of the Elbe, but the realm was fairly strong at his death. Henry II the Wrangler Henry II (951–995), called the Wrangler or the Quarrelsome, in German Heinrich der Zänker, was the son of Henry I and Judith of Bavaria. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Events Antipope Boniface VII succeeds Pope Benedict VI. The Byzantine Empire retakes Syria including Aleppo from the Abbasids. ... Events Badìa Fiorentina, an abbey in Italy, is founded by Willa, Margravine of Tuscany. ... The War of the Three Henries was a brief rebellion of three Henries against the Holy Roman Emperor Otto II in 977. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Lothair (941-986), king of France, son of Louis IV and Gerberge of Saxony, succeeded his father in 954, and was at first under the guardianship of Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks, and then under that of his maternal uncle Bruno, archbishop of Cologne. ... Lorraine coat of arms location of the Lorraine province Lorraine (French: Lorraine; German: Lothringen) is a historical area in present-day northeast France. ... Events Births Emperor Ichijo of Japan Humbert I of Savoy Avicenna Godiva, Countess of Mercia Deaths Categories: 980 ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are an ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ... Events Greenland founded by Erik the Red ; first contact of Europeans with North America Births Emma of Normandy Atisha the Bengali Buddhist Saint Deaths Categories: 982 ... The Battle of Stilo was fought on 13 July 982 near Crotone in Calabria between the forces of the Emperor Otto II and his Lombard allies and those of the Kalbids, Moslem rulers of Sicily. ... Map of Italy showing Verona in the north Verona (population est. ... Otto III in a medieval manuscript Otto III (980 – January 23, 1002, Paterno, Italy) was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ... Country Italy Region Veneto Province Venice (VE) Mayor Massimo Cacciari (since April 18, 2004) Elevation m Area 412 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 271,251  - Density 646/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Veneziani Dialing code 041 Postal code 30100 Frazioni Chirignago, Favaro Veneto, Mestre... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... The River Elbe (Czech Labe , Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of Central Europe. ...

Preceded by:
Otto I
King of Germany
961983
Succeeded by:
Otto III
Holy Roman Emperor
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Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (873 words)
Otto III (980 – January 23, 1002, Paterno, Italy) was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty.
Otto returned to Italy and retook the city in 998: Crescentius was executed in the Castel Sant'Angelo, the antipope mutilated and blinded, and Gregory reinstated.
Otto was advised by St Romuald, the fervent reforming hermit idealized by Peter Damian in the the Vita beati Romualdi.
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