Otto II

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, CarinthiaCarinthia
, Ger. Kärnten, province (1991 pop. 547,798), c.3,680 sq mi (9,531 sq km), S Austria. Klagenfurt is the capital. Predominantly mountainous, it is the southernmost Austrian province, bordering on Italy and Slovenia in the south.
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, 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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His grandson Otto II was the first to take the fortress' name as his own, adding "Count of Habsburg" to his title.
In the third book, Widukind takes the perspective of the royal court beginning with Otto I's selection of his son Liudorl as his successor in 946, and extended it at some point to include the succession of Otto II instead in 973.
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In the year before his accession (972), a time of temporary truce between the eastern and western empires, Otto II married the Byzantine princess Theophanu.
The Emperor died and his son Otto II continued to pour out German blood and wealth seeking the double goal of a purified papacy and a Roman crown.
She married Otto II and acted as a capable regent for their son after Otto II died prematurely.
He was crowned at Aachen on Christmas Day 983, soon after the premature death of his father, Otto II.