woman Adelheid of "Adelaide of Burgundy, Adelaide of Lombardy" Burgundy, Queen of Lombardy‏‎, daughter of Rudolph of "Rudolph of Burgundy" Burgundy, King of France and Bertha of Swabia‏. Adoption parents: Rudolph of "Rudolph of Burgundy" Burgundy, King of France and N.N.
Born ‎ 931 at , died ‎ Dec 16, 1000 at Selz, Alsace; 3‎, 68 or 69 years, buried ‎ Dec 17, 999
Name: Adelaide of BURGUNDY Queen of Lombardy
Surname: Burgundy
Given Name: Adelaide of
NSFX: Queen of Lombardy
_AKA: St. Adelaide
Sex: F
Birth: 0931 in of Burgundy, France
Death: 16 Dec 0999/1000 in Seltz Convent, Alsace, France
Burial: 17 Dec 0999
Reference Number: Foster,Bur
_UID: 04AF91F00E7CD74FBFE6EBDBF305ECF92C7F
Note:
!Widowed queen of Lombardy when Otto came to the rescue. [Funk & Wagnalls]

FOSTER, BURR LINES

Berenger thought to make his kingdom sure by marrying his son to the other's unwilling widow, Adelaide, whom he imprisoned in quite romantic style; but she found means of appealing to Otto. He grasped this opportunity of interfering in the distractions of Italy, crossed the Alps with an army, married Adelaide himself (AD 951) and added the kingdom of the Lombards to his own German
dominion. [Leaders & Landmarks, Vol. II, p. 35]

2nd wife of Otto I the Great, Emperor of the West. [Royalty for Commoners, p. 158]

Dau. of Rudolf II, King of Upper Burgundy; wedded to Prince Lothair of Italy at the age of 16 as a result of a political agreement between Rudolf and Hugh of Provence, Lothair's father, which had been arranged when she was only 2. In 950 the newly-married Lothair died; he may have been murdered by Berengarius, who succeeded him and who tried to force Adelaide to marry his son. She refused and was imprisoned, but when Otto the Great of Germany invaded Berengarius's territory he freed this royal prisoner and took her back to Pavia with him, where they married in 951. For the next 20 years Adelaid faced enmity and opposition from her husband's family. Otto II, son of Otto and Adelaide, succeeded his father, but his Greek wife Theophano disliked her mother-in-law
intensely and managed to turn Otto against her. She found ammunition for her attack in Adelaide's habits of unstinting giving to the poor, and this became the basis of heated quarrels between mother and son. Adelaide was obliged to retire from court and live for some time with a brother in Burgundy until Abbot Majolus of Cluny stepped in to heal the breach, when she returned to court. The reconciliation lasted only until Otto's death in 983; he was succeeded by his infant son Otto III and Theophano, acting as regent, once again forced Adelaide from the court.
When Theophano herself died in 991 the venerable Adelaide returned once more, to be invested with the power of regent. She used her new authority to found and restore monasteries in the area, and was much concerned with evangelizing the Slavs. She was a generous and likeable woman, who sought the advice of holy ment throughout her difficult life, and she won the admiration and respect of her people.
She died at Seltz in Alsace, in the convent which she had founded there. Her feast day is December 16. [The Wordsworth Dictionary of Saints, p. 4]

Dau. of Rudolph II, king of Both Burgundies, and Bertha of Swabia; m. Otto the
Great. [GRS 3.03, Automated Archives, CD00]
1 2 3
Change Date: 25 Mar 2003 at 23:01:26

Father: Rudolph II Duke of BOURGOGNE King of France b: ABT 0895/0900 in Bourgogne, France
Mother: Bertha von SWABIA b: ABT 0907 in Bourgogne, France

Marriage 1 Lothair of PROVENCE b: ABT 0920 in of Provence
Married: BEF 0951

Marriage 2 Otto I the Great Emperor of West b: 23 Nov 0912 in of Saxony, Germany
Married: Oct 0951 in Lombardy, Italy
Children
Henry of SAXONY b: 0952 in Saxony, Germany
Bruno of SAXONY b: 0953 in Saxony, Germany
Adelheid, Princess of SAXONY b: ABT 0954 in of Saxony
Otto II King of Italy Emperor of West b: 0955 in Schweinfurt, Unterfranken, Bavaria
Mathilda Quedlinburg of SAXONY b: 0956 in Saxony, Germany

Marriage 3 Lothaire II of ITALY b: ABT 0925 in Italy
Children
Emma of ITALY b: ABT 0942 in of Italy

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Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Author: Bram, Leon L. V.P. and Ed. Dir.; Dickey, Norma H. Editor-in-Chief
Publication: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., 1986
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Leaders & Landmarks in European History, Volume II: The Middle Ages
Author: Moncrieff, A.R. Hope; Chaytor, The Rev. H.J., M.A..
Publication: The Gresham Publishing Company, London, 1913
Page: p. 35
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Royalty for Commoners, Revised Second Edition
Author: Stuart, Roderick W.
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1995
Page: p. 158
From 'Glick/Foster Ancestry' at Rootsweb.com

Married ‎ Oct 951 at 3 (21 years married) to:

man Otto of "'The Great'" Saxony, Holy Roman Emperor‏‎, son of Heinrich of "King of the Germans; the Fowler" Germany, Emperor and Mechtilde of "St. Matilda; Feast Day is March 14." Ringleheim, Countess of Ringleheim‏.
Born ‎ Nov 23, 912 at 3, died ‎ May 7, 973 at Memleben, Thuringia; 3‎, 60 years, buried ‎ at Magdeburg, Cathedral; Quality: 3, 1st marriage to: Eadgifu of "Edgyth of England, St. Edgyth Saxon of England, " Wessex, ‎2nd marriage to: Adelheid of "Adelaide of Burgundy, Adelaide of Lombardy" Burgundy, Queen of Lombardy
Name: Otto I the Great Emperor of West
Given Name: Otto I the Great
NSFX: Emperor of West
_AKA: Otho
Sex: M
Birth: 23 Nov 0912 in of Saxony, Germany
Death: 7 May 0973 in Memleben, Germany
Burial: Magdeburg
Reference Number: Minor,Newl
_UID: D876CA4B4D2BC14680D2618DC4C8E04FDDF6
Note:
!Holy Roman Emperor (962-73), king of Germany (936-73). After subduing an uprising of nobles incited by his brother, Otto consolidated his kingdom by granting duchies to faithful relatives and followers. In 951 he marched to Italy to assist Adelaide, the widowed queen of Lombardy, against Berengar II, who had usurped the kingdom. Otto defeated Berengar and married Adelaide, thereby becoming ruler of northern Italy. Whe he returned to Germany, he again crushed a rebellion of nobles led by his son Liudolf and halted a Hungarian invasion in 955. In 962 he was crowned Holy Roman emperor. In 963 he deposed Pope John XII and had Leo VIII elected in his stead. Otto sought to make the church subordinate to the authority of the empire but assisted in spreading
Christianity throughout his domain. He negotiated unsuccessfully with the Byzantine emperor Nicephorus II Phocas for an alliance between the Byzantine and Holy Roman empires, but was able to arrange a marriage between his son Otto II and Theophano. [Funk & Wagnalls]

FOSTER, BURR, MINOR, NEWLIN LINES - 30th ggrandfather

!Upon his father Henry's foundations, Otto was able to raise the German monarchy to one of its greatest peaks. In this he was aided by a happy combination of circumstances. To the east he unleashed a series of campaigns against the pagan Slavs between the Elbe and the Oder, who were also being menaced from the nascent ducy of Poland under Mieszko I; that helped to provide
territory and manpower with which he might bind men to him. To the west he was favored by the intermittent conflicts between the Carolingians and Robertians which made it unappealing for the dukes of Lotharingia to throw off his rule for they could expect little help from France if they did so. Within Germany marriages of his relatives into the ducal families secured their accession to Swabia and Bavaria, while Lotharingia was bestowed on a son-in-law. To the south the turbulent poltics of Italy provided a fruitful sphere in which to intervene, bringing Otto the crown of Italy in 951, the imperial crown in 962, and a rich harvest of relics with which he could endow the great eastern
bishoprics and monasteries. By appointing bishops to sees well distant from their native parts he helped to create alternative sources of support should their neighbors prove restive and was at the same time able to impose military obligations on the Church to defent the eastern frontier and provide troops for more distant expeditions. Despite these opportunities and achievements he also
faced periods of very great danger. His stepbrother and younger brother regarded themselves as alternative candidates for the throne and in turn revolted; so too did other dukes, including his son, Duke Liudolf of Swabia, when he feared that Otto's marriage to Adelaide of Italy would preclude him
from the succession. What set the seal upon Otto's achievements was fortune; at the time of the most serious of the revolts, Liudolf's, fresh Magyar hosts burst upon the scene. King and rebels united againt this threat and at the Lechfeld, near Augsburg, gained one of the most decisive battles in the course of history (955). [The Oxford History of Medieval Europe]

!Rebellions of dukes of Bavaria, Franconia, and Lotharingia subdued. Victories over the Hungarians; the East Mark, called later Austria, set up. (A mark or march, was a frontier district set up for defensive purposes.) [Leaders & Landmarks, Vol. II, p. 233]

!Under Otto, the Huns again broke into the empire, for the last time in force, when myriads of them were slain or drowned in a battle before Augsburg (A.D. 955). [Leaders & Landmarks, Vol. II, p. 34]

!When Otto I returned from Italy to Germany in 972/3, Haralod Bluetooth was one of a number of monarchs who did him homage at Quedlinburg. A few months later Otto was dead, and Harald wasted no time in testing the mettle of his successor Otto II by some raids on Holstein. [A History of the Vikings, p. 128]

!2nd husband of Princess Edith of England. [Chronicle of the Royal Family, p. 17]

!In 961, Otho, king of Saxony, invaded Italy. He conquered the realm, dethrones Berenger II and sent him to end his days in a German prison. Otho was crowned sovereign with the title of emperor. Thus Italy, after having been annexed as a subjugated kingdom to Greece, and then to France, was now grasped by Germany. For half a century the three Othos, father, son, and grandson, were acknowledged emperors and kings of Italy. [Nations of the World - Italy, Vol XXV, p. 430]

King of Germany, 939-73; King of Italy, 951; Emperor of the West, 962-73; m.1 Eadgyth, Princess of England; m.2 St. Adelaide of Burgundy and was father of Otto II, Emperor of the West; father of Richilde by neither of these wives. [Royalty for Commoners, p. 121, 158]

m. St. Adelaide of Burgundy; father of:
1. Richilde who m. Cuno Oeningen
2. Henry
3. Otto II (Rufus), Holy Roman Emperor
4. Bruno
5. Mathilda Quedlinburg
6. dau who m. Frank Conrad of Lotharingia
[Levi Stebbins 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Change Date: 25 Mar 2003 at 22:24:35

Father: Henry I the Fowler L'Oseleur LIUDOLFING King of Germany b: ABT 0876 in of Saxony, Germany
Mother: Mathilda von RINGELHEIM Queen b: 0890 in Ringelheim, Goslar, Hanover, Germany

Marriage 1 Eadgyth, Princess of the ANGLO-SAXONS b: 0896 in Wessex,England
Married: 0929 in of Saxony, Germany
Children
Liudolf of Swabia Duke b: ABT 0935 in ,,,Germany
Luitgarde of SAXONY b: ABT 0935/0940 in Saxony, Germany

Marriage 2 Adelaide of BURGUNDY Queen of Lombardy b: 0931 in of Burgundy, France
Married: Oct 0951 in Lombardy, Italy
Children
Henry of SAXONY b: 0952 in Saxony, Germany
Bruno of SAXONY b: 0953 in Saxony, Germany
Adelheid, Princess of SAXONY b: ABT 0954 in of Saxony
Otto II King of Italy Emperor of West b: 0955 in Schweinfurt, Unterfranken, Bavaria
Mathilda Quedlinburg of SAXONY b: 0956 in Saxony, Germany

Marriage 3 Spouse Unknown
Children
Richilde, Princess of GERMANY b: ABT 0925 in Saxony, Germany

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Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Author: Bram, Leon L. V.P. and Ed. Dir.; Dickey, Norma H. Editor-in-Chief
Publication: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., 1986
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Author: Holmes, George, ed.
Publication: Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1992
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Leaders & Landmarks in European History, Volume II: The Middle Ages
Author: Moncrieff, A.R. Hope; Chaytor, The Rev. H.J., M.A..
Publication: The Gresham Publishing Company, London, 1913
Page: pp. 34, 233
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: A History of the Vikings
Author: Jones, Gwyn
Publication: Oxford University Press, New York and Toronto, 1968
Page: p. 128
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Chronicle of the Royal Family
Author: Mercer, Derrik, ed.
Publication: Jacques Legrand, London, 1991
Page: p. 17
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: The Nations of the World Series: Italy
Author: Abbott, John S. C.; Lay, Wilfred C., Ph.D.
Publication: Peter Fenelon Collier, New York, 1908
Page: Vol. XXV, p. 230
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Royalty for Commoners, Revised Second Edition
Author: Stuart, Roderick W.
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1995
Page: pp. 121, 158
From 'Glick/Foster Ancestry' at Rootsweb.com

Child:

1.
man Otto Wettin of "King of Italy, Otto II of Germany" Italy, Holy Roman Emperor‏
Born ‎ 955 at Saxony, Germany, died ‎ Dec 7, 983 at Rome, Italy; 3‎, 27 or 28 years, buried ‎ at Church of St, Peter, Rome, Italy; Quality: 3
Name: Otto II King of Italy Emperor of West
Given Name: Otto II King of Italy
NSFX: Emperor of West
Sex: M
Birth: 0955 in Schweinfurt, Unterfranken, Bavaria
Death: 7 Dec 0983 in Rome, Italy
Reference Number: Foster,Bur
_UID: C913C999206BD64D8E5CFC893BA2C2FEF877
Note:
!Holy Roman emperor (967-83), king of Germany (961-83). Ruled jointly with his father Otto I from 967-973. In 976 he suppressed a rebellion led by his cousin Henry II, duke of Bavaria (951-95). Two years later, having been attacked by Lothair, king of France (941-86), Otto drove the French out of Lorraine but was unsuccessful in besieging Paris. Later Lothair renounced Lorraine, and peace
was established. Otto next invaded southern Italy, gaining possession of Naples, Salerno, and Taranto, but he was overwhelmingly defeated by the Greeks and Saracens at Cotrone in 982. He died in Rome while planning a second invasion. [Funk & Wagnalls]

FOSTER, BURR, NEWLIN, WAITE LINES - 30th ggrandfather

!His aim was to weld together Italy and Germany and to make Imperial power a reality. First idea of a Crusade in his reign. [Leaders & Landmarks, Vol. II, p. 234]

!In 973, when Otto II became emperor of Germany, King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark prepared himself for war in order to resist the emperor's claim to sovereignty over Denmakr, and in 975 he order Earl Haakon of Norway to come to his aid with all the forces it was possible to raise. [WBH - Norway, p. 46]

!At the beginning of his reign, Harald Bluetooth made some raids on Holstein. This was a mistake. Otto drew together a big army, including Saxons, Franks, Frisians, even Wends, and advanced upon Hedeby and the ramparts of the Danevirke. Harald involked his rights with jarl Hakon, who came swiftly south with his Norwegians and manned a portion of the walls. Norse poetry and saga record their unbreakable defense, but the contemporary German chroniclers seem not to have heard of it. What they record is that the emperor broke through the Danevirke, pursued his enemies far into Jutland, imposed his own terms of peace, and built a fortress to secure the mark of markch established almost 50 years earlier by Henry the Fowler. In addition we may conclude that it was
under German pressure that king Harald now took steps to evangelize Norway. In the 980s the emperor Otto was involved on behalf of Christendom against the Saracens in Italy, and in 982 was severely defeated at Cap Colonne in Calabria. Harald Bluetooth took advantage of the opportunity and sent his son Svein Forkbeard who captured and destroyed Otto's fortress in Slesvig and drove the Germans south. [A History of the Vikings, pp. 128-9]

Emperor of the West, 973-83; King of Italy, 973; b. 955, d. 983; son of Otto I the Great and St. Adelaide of Burgundy; m.2 Theophano Skieros of Byzantium; father of Matilda of Saxony who m. Ezzo, count Palatine of Lorraine. [Royalty for Commoners, Line 237, p. 121]

Son of Otto I Holy Roman Emperor and Adeheild, Princess of Burgundy/Empress of the HRE; m. Theophano Byzantine; father of:
1. Mathilde Saxony who m. Ezzo Palatinate-Lorraine
2. Uthildis of Saxony who m. ?? de Holland
3. Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
[Charity Wilson-Hansberry 1 2 3 4 5
Change Date: 21 Mar 2003 at 20:25:57

Father: Otto I the Great Emperor of West b: 23 Nov 0912 in of Saxony, Germany
Mother: Adelaide of BURGUNDY Queen of Lombardy b: 0931 in of Burgundy, France

Marriage 1 Theophano SKLEROS b: 0950 in Constantinople, Turkey
Married: 14 Apr 0972 in Rome,,,Italy
Children
Utildis of SAXONY b: ABT 0973 in Saxony, Germany
Otto III of SAXONY Holy Roman Emperor b: 0980 in Kessel, Germany
Mathilda of SAXONY Princess of Germany b: 0981 in Saxony, Germany

Marriage 2 Theophana (Skleros) PHOKAS b: ABT 0956 in Constantinople, Turkey
Married: in Constantinople, Turkey

Sources:
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Author: Bram, Leon L. V.P. and Ed. Dir.; Dickey, Norma H. Editor-in-Chief
Publication: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., 1986
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Leaders & Landmarks in European History, Volume II: The Middle Ages
Author: Moncrieff, A.R. Hope; Chaytor, The Rev. H.J., M.A..
Publication: The Gresham Publishing Company, London, 1913
Page: p. 234
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: World's Best Histories: Norway
Author: Sorensen, Sigvart
Publication: The Co-operative Publication Society, New York and London, 1899
Page: p. 46
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: A History of the Vikings
Author: Jones, Gwyn
Publication: Oxford University Press, New York and Toronto, 1968
Page: pp. 128-9
Repository:
Name: Cheryl Varner Library

Title: Royalty for Commoners, Revised Second Edition
Author: Stuart, Roderick W.
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1995
Page: p. 121
Glick/Foster Ancestry at Rootsweb.com