Otto II (955 – December 7, 983), called the Red, was the third ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty, the son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy.
He received a good education under the care of his uncle, Bruno, archbishop of Cologne, and his illegitimate half-brother, William, archbishop of Mainz. At first only co-reigning with his father, he was chosen German king at Worms in 961, crowned at Aachen Cathedral on May 26, 961, and on December 25, 967 was crowned joint emperor at Rome by Pope John XIII.
He married Theophanu, niece of the Byzantine Roman Emperor John I Tzimisces, on April 14, 972.
They had the following children:
Sophie I, Abbess of Gandersheim and Essen, born 975, died 1039.
Adelheid I, Abbess of Quedlinburg and Gandersheim, born November or December 977, died 1040.
Matilda,born 979, died 1025; who married Ezzo,count palatine of Lotharingia
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, born June or July 980
A daughter, a twin to Otto, who died before October 8, 980
Theophano Sklerina of Byzantium (956 - 991)
Otto III (____ - 1002)*
Saint Peter's Basilica
, Vatican City
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Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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