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Berenger II of Ivrea King of Italy

Male 900 - 966  (66 years)

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  • Name Berenger II of Ivrea King of Italy 
    Born 900 
    Gender Male 
    1 Source See GENEALOGY.EU by Miroslav Marek at Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Jun 966 
    Person ID I041269  Ancestorium

    Father Adalbert Count & Margrave of Ivrea,   b. Turin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 932 
    Mother Gisela of Italy,   d. 13 Jun 910 
    Married Abt 900 
    Family ID F11010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Willa III d'Arles,   d. Aft 966 
     1. Urraca of Italy,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. Gerberge of Italy,   b. 945,   d. 986  (Age 41 years)
     3. Rozela (Susanna) of Italy,   d. 1003
     4. Adalbert King of Italy,   d. 972
     5. Conrad Margrave of Ivrea,   d. 1001
    Family ID F11009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • "Burke called him Marquis d'Ivree and Roi d'Italie, also Margrave of Ivrea, count of Milan"
      Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
      Author: Brian Tompsett

      For the sources of information, see in this file under "INFORMATION, Sources of" and also "INFORMATION, General Clan Genealogy ". See also "History" for a range of historical information.

      Berengar II of Italy
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Berengar of Ivrea (?-966), sometimes also referred to as Berengar II of Italy, was margrave of Ivrea. He was of Lombard descent.

      Following the uprising he led became the effective King of Italy upon the withdrawal to Provence of Hugh of Arles, who left his young son Lothar as titular king. At the death of Lothar a few years later, in 950, Berengar seized the opportunity and declared himself king, with his son as co-king. He tried to legitimize his rule by forcing Adelaide, the respective daughter, daughter-in-law, and widow of the last three kings of Italy, into marriage with his son Adalbert. Adelaide's requests for intervention resulted in Otto I's invasion in 951, where Berengar was forced to pay homage to the Emperor (952). Otto, a widower, subsequently married Adelaide himself. Berengar was deposed by Otto, and Northern Italy came under direct control of the Holy Roman Empire.

      Berengar continued in his position as a vassal of the Empire. 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 capture and imprison Berengar in Germany (963).

      His consort was Willa, the daughter of Boso, count of Arles and Avignon and margrave of Tuscany; she mistreated Adelaide when Berengar held her captive for several months in 951. The chronicler Liutprand of Cremona, raised at his court at Pavia, gives several particularly vivid accounts of Willa's character.[1] She was held captive in a German nunnery.