Person:Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Otto II _____, of Saxony, Holy Roman Emperor
d.7 Dec 983 Roma, Lazio, Italy
m. Oct or Nov 951
  1. Richilde _____, von Sachsen945 - 999
  2. Heinrich _____, von SachsenBet 952 & 953 - Abt 954
  3. Bruno _____, von SachsenBet 953 & 954 - 957
  4. Alde _____, von SachsenAbt 954 -
  5. Mathilde _____, von SachsenAbt 955 - 999
  6. Otto II _____, of Saxony, Holy Roman Emperor955 - 983
  • HOtto II _____, of Saxony, Holy Roman Emperor955 - 983
  • WTheophanu _____Abt 960 - 991
m. 14 Apr 972
  1. Mathilde von Sachsen979 - 1025
  2. Otto III _____, Holy Roman Emperor980 - 1002
Facts and Events
Name[1] Otto II _____, of Saxony, Holy Roman Emperor
Alt Name[1] Otto the Red _____
Alt Name[4] Otto II _____, von Sachsen, römisch-deutschen Kaiser
Alt Name[4] Otto der Rote _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 955 Sachsen, GermanyHouse of Liudolfings
Marriage 14 Apr 972 Roma, Roma, Lazio, ItalySaint Peter's
to Theophanu _____
Title (nobility)[1][4] 973 Holy Roman Emperor/römisch-deutschen Kaiser
Death[3][4] 7 Dec 983 Roma, Lazio, Italy
Reference Number[1] Q150512?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Otto II (955 – 7 December 983), called the Red (der Rote), was Holy Roman Emperor from 973 until his death in 983. A member of the Ottonian dynasty, Otto II was the youngest and sole surviving son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy.

    Otto II was made joint-ruler of Germany in 961, at an early age, and his father named him co-Emperor in 967 to secure his succession to the throne. His father also arranged for Otto II to marry the Byzantine Princess Theophanu, who would be his wife until his death. When his father died after a 37-year reign, the eighteen-year-old Otto II became absolute ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in a peaceful succession. Otto II spent his reign continuing his father's policy of strengthening Imperial rule in Germany and extending the borders of the Empire deeper into southern Italy. Otto II also continued the work of Otto I in subordinating the Catholic Church to Imperial control.

    Early in his reign, Otto II defeated a major revolt against his rule from other members of the Ottonian dynasty who claimed the throne for themselves. His victory allowed him to exclude the Bavarian line of the Ottonians from the line of Imperial succession. This strengthened his authority as Emperor and secured the succession of his own son to the Imperial throne.

    With domestic affairs settled, Otto II would focus his attention from 980 onward to annexing the whole of Italy into the Empire. His conquests brought him into conflict with the Byzantine Empire and with the Muslims of the Fatimid Caliphate, who both held territories in southern Italy. After initial successes in unifying the southern Lombard principalities under his authority and in conquering Byzantine-controlled territory, Otto II's campaigns in southern Italy ended in 982 following a disastrous defeat by the Muslims. While he was preparing to counterattack Muslim forces, a major uprising by the Slavs broke out in 983, forcing the Empire to abandon its major territorial holdings east of the Elbe river.

    Otto II died suddenly in 983 at the age of 28 after a ten-year reign. He was succeeded as Emperor by his three-year-old son Otto III, plunging the Empire into a political crisis.

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  2.   Otto II von Sachsen, Holy Roman Emperor, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. OTTO , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Biografie auf Wikipedia DE, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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    Otto II. (auch Otto der Rote genannt; * 955; † 7. Dezember 983 in Rom) aus dem Adelsgeschlecht der Liudolfinger war römisch-deutscher Kaiser von 973 bis 983.
    Bereits in jungen Jahren wurde Otto durch seinen Vater Otto den Großen 961 zum Mitkönig und 967 zum Mitkaiser erhoben, um ihm die Nachfolge zu sichern. Als einziger Herrscher in nachkarolingischer Zeit wurde Otto II. bereits zu Lebzeiten des Vaters zum Kaiser erhoben. Als nach 37-jähriger Herrschaft sein Vater verstarb, trat der erst 18-jährige Otto die Alleinherrschaft an.