Otto II von Sachsen

Otto II von Sachsen

Male 955 - 983  (28 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Otto II von Sachsen 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 955 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 983 
    Person ID I10835  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Emperor Otto von Sachsen, I, 'der Grosse',   b. 23 Oct 912,   d. 7 May 973, Memleben Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Adelheid de Bourgogne,   b. 931,   d. 999, Klooster Selz, Elsas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 951 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F3269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theophano Skleraina,   b. Abt 955,   d. 15 Jun 991, Nijmegen, Gld, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 972  Roma, Latium, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sofie von Sachsen,   b. Oct 975,   d. Jan 1039  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Adelheid von Sachsen,   b. 977,   d. 1045  (Age 68 years)
     3. Mathilde von Sachsen,   b. 978,   d. 4 Nov 1025, Esch Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Otto III von Sachsen,   b. 980, Kleve, NRh.-Wf., D Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1002, Paterno b Viterno Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F196000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Otto II von Sachsen
    Otto II von Sachsen

  • Notes 
    • 961 tot koning en 967 tot keizer gekroond. Volgde 973 zijn vader op. Versloeg 974-978 Heinrich II van Bayern.

      When he became Emperor, he demanded all the Byzantine possessions in Italy as part of his wife's dowry. His demands were naturally refused, and the war began agin. Then, in 981, Otto descended into Apulia, his wrath on this occasion principally directed against the Saracens. In Constantinople the Emperor Basil saw his chance: of the two evils, Otto represented by far the greater long-term danger. Messengers sped to the Saracen leader and a temporary alliance was hastily arranged, as a result of which, after certain initial successes, Otto was soundly defeated near Stilo in Calabria; only an ignominious flight in disguise saved him from capture. He never recovered from the humiliation and died in Rome the following year, aged twenty-eight. Otto is the only German Emperor to be buried in Rome. His tomb can still be seen in the Grotte Vaticane---minus its porphyry cover which, having originally been removed from the Mausoleum of Hadrian, now serves the font of St.Peter's. John Julius Norwich, 'The Normans in Sicily.'


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