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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.) Also known as the Saxon dynasty. Although never Emperor, Henry I the Fowler, Duke of Saxony, was arguably the founder of the dynasty, since his election as German king made it possible for his son, Otto the Great to take on the imperium. The family itself is also sometimes known as the Liudolfings, after its earliest known member Liudolf and one of its primary leading-names. Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the Germanic empire. ... Jump to: navigation, search Charlemagne (ca. ... Henry I, the Fowler (German, Heinrich der Vogler) (876 - July 2, 936), was duke of Saxony from 912 and king of the Germans from 919 until his death in 936. ... Otto I at his victory over Berengar of Friuli Grave of Otto I in Magdeburg 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... Liudolf (died 12 March 864 or 866) was a Saxon count; later authors called him duke of the Eastern Saxons. ...


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Ottonian art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (218 words)
Influenced by Byzantine and Carolingian forms, Ottonian basilicas, such as St. Michael at Hildesheim (1001–36), are simple, blocklike, symmetrical structures with wide aisles and vast expanses of bare wall.
Ottonian religious sculpture is monumental in scale and executed with clear, round forms and highly expressive facial features.
Ottonian manuscript illumination was superbly developed; produced at several flourishing artistic centers, including Regensburg and Fulda, it combined Carolingian and Byzantine influences.
Ottonian - encyclopedia article about Ottonian. (1239 words)
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 History of Germany
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor Otto II (955 – December 7, 983, Rome), was the third German ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty.
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor Otto III (980 - January 23, 1002) was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty.
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