Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

912 - 973

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Otto I (23 November 912 – 7 May 973), traditionally known as Otto the Great (German: Otto der Große Italian: Ottone il Grande), or Otto of Saxony (German: Otto von Sachsen Italian: Ottone di Sassonia), was East Frankish king from 936 and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 until his death in 973. He was the eldest son of Henry the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim. Otto inherited the Duchy of Saxony and the kingship of the Germans upon his father's death in 936. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,680,852 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 137th most popular politician (down from 120th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Germany (down from 41st in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Politician.

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, is most famous for being the first Holy Roman Emperor to rule over both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires.

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Among politicians, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 137 out of 19,576Before him are Clovis I, Murad I, John Major, Herod the Great, Isabella I of Castile, and Murad II. After him are David Ben-Gurion, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bernie Sanders, Skanderbeg, Bayezid II, and Sun Yat-sen.

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Among people born in 912, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Nikephoros II Phokas, Hyejong of Goryeo, Ibrahim ibn Yaqub, and Pelagius of Córdoba. Among people deceased in 973, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Guntram the Rich, Hermann Billung, Ulrich of Augsburg, Burchard III, Duke of Swabia, and Guo Zongxun.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 44 out of 7,253Before him are Erwin Rommel (1891), Robert Koch (1843), Hermann Göring (1893), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Werner Heisenberg (1901), and Alexander von Humboldt (1769). After him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Karl Benz (1844), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), and Heinrich Heine (1797).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 9Before him are Otto von Bismarck (1815), Frederick the Great (1712), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Angela Merkel (1954), and Hermann Göring (1893). After him are William I, German Emperor (1797), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Konrad Adenauer (1876), and Charles the Bald (823).