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Otto I

(912—973)


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(912–73)

King of the Germans (936–73), Holy Roman emperor (962–73). As king of the Germans he carried out a policy of eastward expansion from his Saxon homeland and defeated the invading Hungarians in 955. He was crowned Holy Roman emperor in 962 and began to establish a strong imperial presence in Italy to rival that of the papacy.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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