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(ăd`əlād) or


(ä`dĕlhīt), c.931–999, empress consort of Holy Roman Emperor Otto I, daughter of King Rudolf II of Arles. After the death (950) of her first husband, King Lothair of Italy, she was about to be forced into a marriage with the son of Berengar IIBerengar II
, d. 966, marquis of Ivrea. In 950 he made himself and his son joint kings of Italy, but his great unpopularity and his attempt to force Adelaide, his predecessor's widow, to marry his son, brought the intervention (951) of Otto I of Germany.
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, Lothair's successor. She appealed to Otto IOtto I
or Otto the Great,
912–73, Holy Roman emperor (962–73) and German king (936–73), son and successor of Henry I of Germany. He is often regarded as the founder of the Holy Roman Empire.
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, who rescued and married her in 951. After living in Lombardy (985–991), she returned to Germany to serve as sole regent for her grandson, Otto IIIOtto III,
980–1002, Holy Roman emperor (996–1002) and German king (983–1002), son of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and the Byzantine princess Theophano. On Otto's accession Henry the Wrangler, the deposed duke of Bavaria, attempted to become his guardian and then
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, from 991 to 994. She was also known as a great benefactor of religious houses.


city (2016 pop. 22,063, Greater Adelaide 2016 pop. 1,295,714), capital and chief port of South Australia, S Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens River on Gulf St. Vincent. It has automotive, textile, and other industries. Grains, wool, dairy products, wine, and fruit are exported. In the face of declining manufacturing—the area was once a major automobile manufacturing center—service industries have become more important.

Named for the consort of William IV, it was founded in 1836 and is the oldest city in the state. It was the first city in Australia to be incorporated (1840) and developed according to the original city plan of Colonel William Light. The Univ. of Adelaide (1874) and the multicampus South Australian College of Advanced Education (1982) are among the institutions of higher education located in the city and its suburbs. There are also a botanic garden and art, history, natural history, and other museums. The Adelaide Festival of the Arts has been held biennially since 1960.


the capital of South Australia: Port Adelaide, 11 km (7 miles) away on St. Vincent Gulf, handles the bulk of exports. Pop.: 1 002 127 (2001)
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The report does not provide any indication as to what the possible cause of the engine problem was that brought the aircraft down, but only details facts about the aircraft`s last contact with air traffic control in Adelaide, South Australia.
Speaking at his home in Jamestown, near Adelaide, South Australia, he admitted: "Capital punishment has a place.
He may be reached at North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia, (08) 223-0230, FAX (08) 232-4690.
HOUSTON -- KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced it has been awarded a five-year project management and procurement (PMP) contract by SA Water to jointly manage the delivery of the metropolitan capital works program for Adelaide, South Australia.
Since then, we have also worked with the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Culpepper adds.
Engineering, construction and services company KBR (NYSE:KBR) announced on Thursday that its Australia based project team has won its 11th consecutive engineering project management contract for the annual Clipsal 500 event in Adelaide, South Australia from the South Australian Motor Sport Board (SAMSB).
The target is pounds 15,300 and donations can be made to: ANZAC Remembrance Appeal - Simpson and Donkey, Returned Services League SA Branch, Anzac House, Torrens Training Depot, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5000.
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JACK Shaw from Adelaide, south Australia is trying to contact Bill Hodson who is thought to be living on Merseyside
International pharmaceutical and health care company, F H Faulding & Co Limited (Faulding), Adelaide, South Australia, has announced that its Faulding Pharmaceuticals division has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for enalaprilat injection, following the expiry of the paediatric exclusivity period on 22 August 2000.

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