Bruno III von Sachsen (c.849 - 880)

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Nicknames: "Bruno", "Brun", "or Braun called ducem et fratrem reinæ: dux and "the queen's brother", "" meaning that his sister Liutgard was married to Louis the Younger"
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Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Ebstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany
Cause of death: Battle with the Vikings
Occupation: Markgreve i Östra Sachen 864-880, Milite
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(Wikipedia): Bruno, Brun, or Braun (died 2 February 880) was the Duke of Saxony from 866 to his death. He was the elder son of Liudolf, Progenitor of the Liudolfing dynasty and described as dux orientalis Saxonum, duke of East Saxony. It is possible that Bruno was dux totius Saxonum, duke of all Saxony. He died, along with several other Saxon noblemen, in a battle against the Vikings (probably Danes) on 2 February 880. The battle was a defeat and two bishops were killed. Bruno is listed as one of twelve counts also killed. He is called ducem et fratrem reinae: dux and "the queen's brother," meaning that his sister Liutgard was married to Louis the Younger. According to Thietmar of Merseburg, Bruno died in a flooded river while on campaign against the Danes in 880. This probably took place during the battle or during a retreat. According to legend, Bruno is the founder of Brunswick and ancestor of the Brunonen, counts of Brunswick.

Source: Reuter, Timothy (trans.) The Annals of Fulda. (Manchester Medieval series, Ninth-Century Histories, Volume II.) Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992. pp. 88 and n4.

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Bruno, Duke of Saxony

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Bruno, Brun, or Braun (died 2 February 880) was the Duke of Saxony from 866 to his death. He was the elder son of Liudolf, progenitor of the Liudolfing dynasty and described as dux orientalis Saxonum, duke of East Saxony. It is possible that Bruno was dux totius Saxonum, duke of all Saxony.

He died, along with several other Saxon noblemen, in a battle against the Vikings (probably Danes) on 2 February 880.[1] The battle was a defeat and two bishops were killed. Bruno is listed as one of twelve counts also killed. He is called ducem et fratrem reinæ: dux and "the queen's brother," meaning that his sister Liutgard was married to Louis the Younger. According to Thietmar of Merseburg, Bruno died in a flooded river while on campaign against the Danes in 880. This probably took place during the battle or during a retreat.

According to legend, Bruno is the founder of Brunswick and ancestor of the Brunonen, counts of Brunswick.

Sources

Reuter, Timothy (trans.) The Annals of Fulda. (Manchester Medieval series, Ninth-Century Histories, Volume II.) Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992. -------------------- książę saski (dux totius Saxonum) 866-880.

Poległ w walce z Wikingami -------------------- Bruno, Brun, or Braun (died 2 February 880) was the Duke of Saxony from 866 to his death. He was the elder son of Duke Liudolf of Saxony, progenitor of the Liudolfing dynasty and his wife Oda of Billung. While his father is described as dux orientalis Saxonum, duke of East Saxony, it is possible that Bruno, according to Widukind of Corvey, was dux totius Saxonum, duke of all Saxony.

He died, along with several other Saxon noblemen, in a battle against the Vikings (probably Danes) on 2 February 880.[1] The battle near Ebstorf was a crushing defeat and two bishops as well as twelve counts, among them Bruno, were killed. He is called ducem et fratrem reinæ: dux and "the queen's brother," meaning that his sister Liutgard was married to King Louis the Younger. According to Thietmar of Merseburg, Bruno died in a flooded river while on campaign against the Danes in 880. This probably took place during the battle or during a retreat.

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Bruno's Timeline

849
849
Saxony, Germany
866
866
- February 2, 880
Age 17
Sassonia, Germany
870
870
Age 21
880
February 2, 880
Age 31
Ebstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany
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