Ottonian dynasty
The Ottonian dynasty was a dynasty of German Kings (919–1024), named after its first Emperor but also known as the Saxon dynasty after the family's origin. The family itself is also sometimes known as...
Ottonian art
Ottonian art is a style in pre-romanesque German art, covering also some works from the Low Countries, northern Italy and eastern France. It was named by the art historian Hubert Janitschek after the ...
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
Otto II (955 – December 7, 983), called the Red (Rufus), was Holy Roman Emperor from 973 until his death in 983. A member of the Ottonian dynasty, Otto II was the youngest and sole surviving son of Ot...
Liudolf, Duke of Saxony
Liudolf (c. 805 - 12 March 864 or 866) was a Saxon count, son of Count (German: Graf) Brun (Brunhart) and his wife, Gisla von Verla; later authors called him Duke of the Eastern Saxons (dux ...
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
Otto I (23 November 912 – 7 May 973), also known as Otto the Great, was German king from 936 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 962 until his death in 973. The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler ...
Battle of Lechfeld
The Battle of Lechfeld (10 August 955) was a decisive victory for Otto I the Great, King of the Germans, over the Hungarian harka Bulcsú and the chieftains Lél (Lehel) and Súr. It is often seen as the...
Mathilde, Abbess of Essen
Mathilde (also Mahthild or Matilda; 949 – 5 November 1011) was Abbess of Essen Abbey from 973 to her death. As granddaughter of Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great she was a member of the Liudolfing dyn...
Matilda of Germany, Countess Palatine of Lotharingia
Matilda of Germany or Matilde of Saxony (Summer 979 - November 1025, Echtz) was the third daughter of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor and his wife, Empress Theophanu.
Shortly after her birth, Matilda ...
Golden Madonna of Essen
The Golden Madonna of Essen is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. It is a wooden core covered with sheets of thin gold leaf. The piece is part of the treasury of Essen Cathedral, fo...
Bernward of Hildesheim
Saint Bernward (c. 960 – 20 November 1022) was the thirteenth Bishop of Hildesheim from 993 until his death in 1022.
Bernward came from a Saxon noble family. His grandfather was Athelbero, C...
Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
Liudolf (930 – 6 September 957) was the duke of Swabia from 950 until 954. He was the only son of Otto I, king of Germany, by his wife Eadgyth, daughter of Edward the Elder, king of England.
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Adelaide I, Abbess of Quedlinburg
Adelaide I (German: Adelheid; 977 – 14 January 1044/5) was Abbess of Quedlinburg and Gandersheim, as well as highly influential kingmaker of medieval Germany.
Named after her paternal grandmother,...
Gero Cross
The Gero Cross or Gero Crucifix ("Gero-Kreuz" in German), of around 965–970, is the oldest large sculpture of the crucified Christ north of the Alps, and has always been displayed in Cologne Cathedral...
Theophanu
Theophanu (Greek: Θεοφανώ Σκλήραινα, Theophano Skleraina; c. 955 – June 15, 991), also spelled Theophania (Θεοφάνια), Theophana or Theophano, was the niece of the Byzantine Emperor ...
Richeza of Lotharingia
Richeza of Lotharingia (also called Richenza, Rixa, Ryksa; born about 995/1000 – 21 March 1063) was a German noblewoman by birth, a member of the Ezzonen dynasty. She married Mieszko II Lambert, King ...
Henry II, Duke of Bavaria
Henry II (951 – 28 August 995), called the Wrangler or the Quarrelsome (German: Heinrich der Zänker), a member of the Saxon Ottonian dynasty, was Duke of Bavaria from 955 to 976 and again fr...
Judith of Bavaria
Judith (925 – soon after 29 June 985), was Duchess of Bavaria. She was the eldest daughter of Arnulf the Bad of Bavaria and traditionally Judith of Friuli, although modern scholars point to Judi...
Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg
Matilda (December 955 – 999), also known as Mathilda and Mathilde, was the first Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg. She was the daughter of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and his second wife, Adelaide of It...
Bruno of Augsburg
Bruno (or Brun) (c. 992–1029) was the son of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria (the Wrangler or Quarrelsome) and Gisela of Burgundy. He was the brother of St. Henry II of Germany, the only Holy Roman Emperor...
Gerberga of Saxony
Gerberga of Saxony (also Gerberga of France) (c. 913 – 5 May 968/9 or 984?) was a member of the Ottonian dynasty and a descendant of Charlemagne. Her first husband was Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Her ...
Sophia I, Abbess of Gandersheim
Sophia I (975 or 978 – 30 January 1039), also known as Sophie I, was an Ottonian princess who was Abbess of Gandersheim from 1002, and from 1011 Abbess of Essen. She was an important kingmaker of med...
Matilda of Ringelheim
Saint Mathilda (or Matilda, c. 895 – 14 March 968) was the wife of King Henry I of Germany, the first ruler of the Saxon Ottonian (or Liudolfing) dynasty, thereby Duchess (consort) of Saxon...
Otto I, Duke of Swabia and Bavaria
Otto I (born 954, died 31 October or 1 November 982) was the Duke of Swabia from 973 and Duke of Bavaria from 976. He was a member of the Ottonian dynasty, the only son of Duke Liudolf of Swabia and h...
St. Mary's Cathedral, Hildesheim
Hildesheim Cathedral (German: Hildesheimer Dom), officially the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (German: St. Mariä Himmelfahrt), is a medieval Catholic cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany, that has b...
Henry I, Duke of Bavaria
Henry I (919/921 – 1 November 955) was Duke of Bavaria.He was the second son of the German King Henry the Fowler and his wife Matilda. He attempted a revolt against his older brother Otto I in 938 in ...
Gertrude of Poland
Gertrude-Olisava (c. 1025 – 4 January 1108), princess of Poland, was the daughter of King Mieszko II of Poland and Queen Richeza of Lotharingia, and the great-granddaughter of German Emperor Otto II.I...
Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry II (6 May 972 – 13 July 1024), also known as Saint Henry, Obl. S. B. ("Oblate of Saint Benedict"), was Holy Roman Emperor ("Romanorum Imperator") from 1014 until his death in 1024 and the last m...
Hedwig of Saxony
Hedwige of Saxony (also Hedwig, Hadwig) (c. 910 – May 10, 965) was a member of the Ottonian dynasty and a descendant of Charlemagne. She was married to Hugh the Great. Their son, Hugh Capet was ...