NameBerenger II King of Italy
Birth900, Ivrea, Piedmont, Italy
Death6 Aug 966, Bambert, Germany
Misc. Notes
Also called BERENGARIO, MARCHESE D'IVREA E DI GISLA, grandson of Berengar I and king of Italy from 950 to 952.

Berengar was important in the career of the German king and Holy Roman emperor Otto I the Great. For several months in 951 he held captive Adelaide, the daughter and widow of kings of Italy; she escaped and married Otto, who assumed the title of king of the Lombards and made Berengar his vassal. Later (from 960) Berengar and his son Adalbert attacked Pope John XII, on whose appeal Otto marched into Rome and was crowned emperor (962). John's subsequent negotiations with Berengar caused Otto to depose the pope and imprison Berengar in Germany (963).

Forced to do homage to German King Otto I in 952. Died in captivity.

Alternate spelling: Berengarius

References: [Weis1],[ES],[PlantagenetA],[WallopFH],[Paget1], [AR7]
Birth916, Tuscany, Italy
Deathaft 966, Bamburg, Germany
FatherBoso Count of Arles (885-936)
MotherWilla of Burgundy (~891->936)
ChildrenRosela (or Susanna) (952-1003)
 Adalbert (936-971)
 Conrad I (-963)
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