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Otto the Great
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Depiction of Otto I on his seal in 968
Holy Roman Emperor
Reign 2 February 962 – 7 May 973
Coronation 2 February 962
Old St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Predecessor Berengar of Friuli
Successor Otto II
King of Italy
Reign 25 December 961 – 7 May 973
Coronation 10 October 951
Pavia
Predecessor Berengar II
Successor Otto II
King of Germany (East Francia)
Reign 2 July 936 – 7 May 973
Coronation 7 August 936
Aachen Cathedral
Predecessor Henry the Fowler
Successor Otto II
Duke of Saxony
Reign 2 July 936 – 7 May 973
Predecessor Henry the Fowler
Successor Bernard I
Born 23 November 912
possibly Wallhausen, East Francia
Died 7 May 973(973-05-07) (aged 60)
Memleben, Holy Roman Empire
Burial Magdeburg Cathedral
Spouse Eadgyth of England (930–946)
Adelaide of Italy (951–973)
Issue William, Archbishop of Mainz
Liutgarde of Saxony
Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
Dynasty Ottonian
Father Henry the Fowler
Mother Matilda
Religion Roman Catholic
Signum manus Otto the Great's signature

Otto I the Great (November 23 912May 7 973), son of Henry I the Fowler, king of the Germans, and Matilda of Ringelheim, was Duke of the Saxons, King (Super Geil)of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor.


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