New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

912 - 973

Photo of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

Icon of person Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

Otto I (23 November 912 – 7 May 973), traditionally known as Otto the Great (German: Otto der Große, Italian: Ottone il Grande), was East Frankish king from 936 and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 until his death in 973. He was the oldest 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 1,592,263 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 122nd most popular politician (down from 120th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Germany (down from 40th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 80

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperors by language


Among politicians, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 122 out of 15,577Before him are Clovis I, Diocletian, Cyrus the Great, Mustafa I, Murad I, and Bayezid I. After him are Amenhotep III, Lorenzo de' Medici, Xerxes I, Claudius, Mark Antony, and Narendra Modi.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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, Ulrich of Augsburg, Burchard III, Duke of Swabia, and Hermann Billung.

Others Born in 912

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 973

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 41 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Schiller (1759), Erwin Rommel (1891), Hermann Göring (1893), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Robert Koch (1843), and Josef Mengele (1911). After him are Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), and Hannah Arendt (1906).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 9Before him are Angela Merkel (1954), Henry Kissinger (1923), Frederick the Great (1712), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), and Hermann Göring (1893). After him are Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Martin Bormann (1900), and Konrad Adenauer (1876).