Person:Berengar I of Italy (1)

Berengar I , of Friuli
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Name Berengar I , of Friuli
Alt Name[5] Berengario I
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 0845 Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Marriage 0899 Perugia,,,Italyto Bertila of Spoleto
Reference Number M61164
Bertila of Spoleto
Death[2][4] 7 Apr 0924 Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy


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Berengar I (c. 845 – 7 April 924) was the King of Italy from 887, and Holy Roman Emperor after 915, until his death. He is usually known as Berengar of Friuli, since he ruled the March of Friuli from 874 until at least 890, but he had lost control of the region by 896.

Berengar rose to become one of the most influential laymen in the empire of Charles the Fat, and he was elected to replace Charles in Italy after the latter's deposition in November 887. His long reign of 36 years saw him opposed by no less than seven other claimants to the Italian throne. His reign is usually characterised as "troubled" because of the many competitors for the crown and because of the arrival of Magyar raiders in Western Europe. He was the last emperor before Otto the Great was crowned in 962, after a 38-year interregnum.

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References
  1. Berengar I of Italy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Brian Tompsett, (i)Directory of Royal Genealogy Data(/i) (United Kingdom: University of Hull,).
  3.   Buck, J. Orton; Marcellus Donald Alexander von Redlich; Aileen Lewers Langston; and Timothy Field Beard. Pedigrees of some of the Emperor Charlemagne's descendants. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1974-1978, 1979), p.284.
  4. (EA)Encyclopedia Americana, 1951.
  5. Berengario I, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.