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  Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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 OTTO III, Holy Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On Otto’s accession Henry the Wrangler, the deposed duke of Bavaria, attempted to become his guardian and then to obtain the crown, but the plot was frustrated and Henry was forced to abandon it, although he was restored in Bavaria.
Otto established his cousin Bruno in the vacant papacy as Gregory V (996) and restored him (998) after his expulsion by a Roman revolt.
Otto was succeeded by Henry II, son of Henry the Wrangler.
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 Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Otto II Otto II (955 – December 7, 983, Rome), called the Red, was the third ruler ofof SaxonySaxon]] or Ottonian dynasty, the son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy.
Henry II of Bavaria revolted in 974 and was not pacified until 978, in the so-called War of the Three Henries.
With Germany secure, Otto invaded Italy that year, but was repulsed by the Arabs in 982 at the Battle of Stilo.
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 Otto II
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, was the son of the emperor Otto the Great, by his second wife Adelaide.
Having crushed an attempt made by Henry to regain Bavaria, Otto was suddenly attacked by Lothair, king of France, who held Aix in his possession for a few days; but when the emperor retaliated by invading France he met with little resistance.
Otto, who is sometimes called the "Red", was a man of small stature, by nature brave and impulsive, and by training an accomplished knight.
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 Otto III
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, son of the emperor Otto II and Theophano, daughter of the eastern emperor Romanus II, was born in July 980, chosen as his father's successor at Verona in June 983 and crowned German king at Aix-la-Chapelle on the 25th of the following December.
Early in 984 the king was seized by Henry II the Quarrelsome, the deposed duke of Bavaria, who claimed the regency as a member of the reigning house, and probably entertained the idea of obtaining the kingly dignity himself.
The mystic erratic temperament of Otto, alternating between the most magnificent schemes of empire and the lowest depths of self-debasement, was not conducive to the welfare of his dominions, and during his reign the conditions of Germany deteriorated.
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 AllRefer.com - Otto II, Holy Roman emperor (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Otto II 955–83, Holy Roman emperor (973–83) and German king (961–83), son and successor of Otto I. He was crowned joint emperor in 967.
Otto defeated and deposed Henry (976), at the same time making Austria, Carinthia, and the Nordgau virtually independent of Bavaria.
In 978, Otto invaded France in retaliation for the French king Lothair's attempt to conquer Lorraine; the inconclusive war ended in 980.
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 The genealogical tree of Otto II Holy Roman Emperor (973 - 983)
Otto II (955-983) was emperor from 973 to 983.
Otto II tried to extend his power by claiming several provinces in southern Italy.
Otto was defeated at Cotrone in 982 and left southern Italy.
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Otho I* Otto (Duke of Saxony) (____ - ____)
Otto II* (Duke of Swabia) (0987 - ____)
Pepin II* (Duke of Austrasia) (____ - ABT 0714)
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 Historica Germania. Considers the history of Germany from the ancient period ca. 500 AD to the end of World War II.
Roman Army defeated by Suevian tribe at Battle of the Teutonburg Forest in A.D. 9 and pushed west of Rhine River.
Otto I (Otto the Great), German king (936-73), gains control of Middle Kingdom, and Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation begins with his coronation as emperor in 962.
Loius IV (Louis the Bavarian) of House of Wittelsbach, Holy Roman Emperor (1328-47).
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 The Holy Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His later crowning as Emperor Otto I (later called "the Great") in 962 would mark an important step, since from then on the Empire – and not the West-Frankish kingdom that was the other remainder of the Frankish kingdoms – would have the blessing of the pope.
That the Roman laws were created for an entirely different system and didn't fit the structure of the Empire was obviously secondary; the point here was that the court of the Emperor made an attempt to establish a legal constitution.
After him all kings and emperors relied on the lands of their own family (Hausmacht): Louis IV of Wittelsbach (king 1314, emperor 1328–1347) relied on his lands in Bavaria; Charles IV of Luxembourg, the grandson of Henry VII, drew strength from his own lands in Bohemia.
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 Life - Pope Silvester Ii
Some years later, Otto gave Gerbert leave to go to study at the cathedral school of Reims where he was soon appointed a teacher in the cathedral school by Archbishop Adalbero.
When Otto II became Holy Roman Emperor in 983, he appointed Gerbert the abbot of the monastery of Bobbio and also appointed him as count of the district, but the abbey had been ruined by previous abbots, and Gerbert soon returned to Reims.
Otto led two unsuccessful expeditions to regain control of the city, and died on a third in 1002.
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 The genealogical tree of Otto I Holy Roman Emperor
Otto I, the Great (912-973), was the first emperor of what later became known as the Holy Roman Empire.
Otto crushed the Magyars in the battle of the Lech River in 955.
Otto was able to replace most of the rebellious German princes with members of his own family.
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 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Emperor Otto I Germany HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE ANDREW ANGERMUELLER ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He is often regarded as the founder of the Holy Roman Empire.Boldly developing the policies that his father had begun, Otto brought the Middle Kingdom of the Carolingian Lothair I, including Italy, Burgundy, and Lotharingia, under German influence and broke the independence of the duchies.
Otto was again victorious: Eberhard of Franconia fell in battle, Giselbert of of Lotharingia was drowned in flight, and Henry submitted to his brother.
Otto invaded Italy with a strong force, entered Rome peaceably, and was crowned Roman Emperor of the West by Joh XII in 962.
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 Holy Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Holy Roman Empire (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich) was a political conglomeration of lands in western and central Europe in the Middle Ages.
The precise term Holy Roman Empire dates from 1254; the full expression Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (German Heiliges Römisches Reich deutscher Nation) appears in 1512, after several variations in the late 15th century.
Conrad III came to the throne in 1138, being the first of the Staufen dynasty, which was about to restore the glory of the Empire even under the new conditions of the 1122 Concordat of Worms.
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 Holy Roman Empire
The (second) medieval revival of the Western Roman Empire was referred to as The Holy Roman Empire which lasted from 962 AD to 1806.
Francis II ruled thereafter as Francis I of the Austrian Empire (established in 1804).
Usually, the king of Germany became emperor -considered by Europeans the title of most prestige- as soon as he was crowned by the pope.
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 Royalty.nu - The History of the Holy Roman Empire and Its Emperors
Otto III (980-1002) was one of the most powerful rulers in Europe in the late tenth century.
Renaissance Monarchy by Glenn Richardson is a comparative study of King Henry VIII, King Francis I, and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. The World of Emperor Charles V edited by W. Blockmans and Nicolette Mout.
The Decline of the Holy Roman Empire and the Rise of Prussia
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 Mighty Monarchs VI (Austria) quiz -- free game
Upon the death of Duke Frederick II, the Fighter, in 1246 AD, the Babenberg dynasty ended and direct imperial control over the Duchy was imposed by this Holy Roman Emperor.
He would struggle with Rudolf I, Holy Roman Emperor, over control of the duchy til he was defeated and killed during the Battle of Marchfield Plain (Durnkrut) on Aug 26, 1278 AD.
The archduke feared that Napoleon I would dissolve the Holy Roman Empire and take over control of the lesser German states and he wished his family to retain the prestige of an imperial title which it had held since 1438 AD.
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 Holy Roman Empire - History for Kids!
After the death of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman Emperors got weaker and weaker, until by 924 AD, a hundred years later, nobody even held the title officially.
Otto (who is often called Otto the Great) was able to build on his father's work and become even stronger.
Otto III died in 1002, and the German nobles insisted on electing the next king.
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Otto was a powerful ruler who brought stability by subduing his vassals (the nobility who owed him allegiance), and by his defeat of the Magyars.
After Otto died in 973 there were clashes as one or another struggled for power.
The emperor was chosen by members of the nobility called electors, but they usually 'chose' the king of Germany.
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 Holy Roman Empire: Emperors
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman emperor (1619–37), king of Bohemia (1617–37) and of Hungary (1618–37)
, Holy Roman emperor (1742–45) and, as Charles Albert, elector of Bavaria (1726–45)
Ferdinand III, Holy Roman emperor - Ferdinand III, 1608–57, Holy Roman emperor (1637–57), king of Hungary (1626–57)...
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 AllRefer.com - Otto III, Holy Roman emperor (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Otto III, Holy Roman emperor, German History, Biographies
Otto III 980–1002, Holy Roman emperor (996–1002) and German king (983–1002), son of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and the Byzantine princess Theophano.
• Adelaide, empress consort of Holy Roman Emperor Otto I
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 HRE Emperor List
Henry II of Saxony, king 1002-1014, emperor 1014-1024
Otto IV of Brunswick, king 1208-1209, emperor 1209-1215
Napoleon abolished the Holy Roman Empire, but the Austrian and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire continued to 1918.
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 Holy Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From the East Franks to the Investiture Controversy The Empire is usually considered to have been founded in 962 by Otto I the Great, at the latest.
The rise of the territories after the Stauffen After the death of Frederick II in 1250, none of the dynasties worthy of producing the king proved able to do so, and the leading dukes elected several competing kings.
(French Revolution, Napoleon overrunning Europe, Rheinbund) (Secularization, 1803 Reichsdeputationshauptschluss) The Empire was formally dissolved on August 6, 1806 when the last Holy Roman Emperor Francis II (from 1804, Emperor Francis I of Austria) resigned.
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 Otto II, Holy Roman emperor
Otto II Otto II, 955–83, Holy Roman emperor (973–83) and German king (961–83), son and successor of Otto I. He was crowned joint emperor in 967.
Otto defeated and deposed Henry (976), at the same time making Austria,
Holy Roman Empire: Emperors - Charlemagne (Charles I), emperor of the West (800–814), Carolingian king of the Franks...
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She wrote a history of Otto II Holy Roman Emperor who may have been her uncle.
She also wrote prefaces to her plays in which she justifies her emulation of the pagan Terence on the grournds that the pagan writers are preferred to Holy Scriptures since the former are more polished and elegant.
In Dulcitius (probably the most farcical and theatrical of the lot) Emperor Diocletian orders Dulcitius-evil governor-to torture three virgins: Agape, Chionia and Irena, to obtain their denial of Christ and their eventual consent to marriages he had arranged.
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Otto (interbank network), an ATM network in Finland.
Otto, a fictional wizard in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.
The mascot of Apple's Automator (software) Otto, a fictional character from Benjamin the Elephant
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 Otto II, Holy Roman emperor
Death of Emperor Otto III: January 23rd, 1002.
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The moral menace of Roman law and the making of commerce: some Dutch evidence.
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