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Otto I.

Duke of Saxony (as Otto II., 936-961)
German King (from 936)
Holy Roman Emperor (962-973)

born Nov. 23, 912
died May 7, 973, Memleben, Thuringia

byname Otto The Great, German Otto Der Grosse

Duke of Saxony (as Otto II, 936–961), German king (from 936), and Holy Roman Emperor (962–973), who consolidated the German Reich by his suppression of rebellious vassals and his decisive victory over the Hungarians. His use of the church as a stabilizing influence created a secure empire and stimulated a cultural renaissance.

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