Otto II, Graf von Habsburg

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Otto "der Gelehrte" von Habsburg, II

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Birthplace: Habsburg, Aargau, Switzerland
Death: Died in Budenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Werner I, Graf von Habsburg and Regulinde von Nellenburg
Husband of Hilla von Pfirt
Father of Kunigunde "Hadwich"; Wernher II, landgrave of Habsburg; Adelheid von Habsburg; Otto III von Habsburg; Ida von Habsburg and 1 other
Brother of Albrecht II, Graf von Habsburg; Ita von Habsburg and N.N. von Habsburg

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About Otto II, Graf von Habsburg

He was the first of the family to use the title Count of Habsburg (1108).

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Otto II, 955–83, Holy Roman emperor (973–83) and German king (961–83), son and successor of Otto I. He was crowned joint emperor in 967. Shortly after his father died Otto faced a rebellion by his cousin, Henry the Wrangler, duke of Bavaria, who coveted the crown. Otto defeated and deposed Henry (976), at the same time making Austria, Carinthia, and the Nordgau virtually independent of Bavaria. During this period he also repulsed a Danish attack. In 978, Otto invaded France in retaliation for the French king Lothair's attempt to conquer Lorraine; the inconclusive war ended in 980. Campaigning in Italy (981–82), Otto was, after some initial success, disastrously defeated by the Arabs in S Italy. In 983 he held a diet of German and Italian nobles at Verona, where he had his son Otto III elected German king. Meanwhile, the Danes and the Slavs were again attacking his German lands, but Otto died suddenly before he could act. Regarding Germany and Italy as a united realm, Otto II felt his position as emperor more keenly than his role as German king. His failure in Italy greatly weakened the imperial prestige.

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Otto II, Graf von Habsburg's Timeline

1057
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Habsburg, Aargau, Switzerland
1070
1070
Age 13
Germany
1104
1104
Age 47
Habsburg,Aargau,,Switzerland
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Age 53
Switzerland
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November 8, 1111
Age 54
November 8, 1111
Age 54
Budenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Age 54
Habsburg, Germany
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Age 54
Konstanz, Germany
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