Person:Otto II, Duke of Swabia (1)

Otto , Count Palatine of Lorraine & Swabia
b.abt 0993
d.aft 1035
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Name Otto , Count Palatine of Lorraine & Swabia
Gender Male
Birth? abt 0993 Ezzonids
Death? aft 1035
Reference Number[1] Q63305?


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Otto II (died 1047) was Count Palatine of Lotharingia (1034–1045), then Duke of Swabia (1045–1047), and all the while Count in Deutz and Auelgau (1025–1047). He was the son of Ezzo and Matilda (a daughter of the Emperor Otto II), and a member of the Ezzonian dynasty. He was also the protector (Vogt) of Brauweiler Abbey, which had been founded by his parents.

In 1034, Otto's father, the Count Palatine Ezzo, died. As Otto's older brother Liudolf had died in 1031, he succeeded his father as Count Palatine. On 7 April 1045, Henry III, King of Germany and also Duke of Swabia, offered the latter title to Otto. In exchange, Otto gave up the County Palatine, which was bestowed on his cousin Henry. Also, his territories in Kaiserswerth and Duisburg devolved onto the crown.

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References
  1. Otto II, Duke of Swabia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.