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Adalbert II of Ivrea
(-Abt 923)
Gisela of Italy
Boso of Tuscany
(Abt 885-Abt 938)
Berengar II of Italy
Willa of Arles
(-After 966)
Adalbert of Italy
(Abt 936-Abt 970)


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Adalbert of Italy

  • Born: Abt 936
  • Marriage: Gerberga about 958
  • Died: Abt 970 about age 34

bullet  General Notes:

Born: Cir 936
Marriage: Gerberga circa 958
Died: Cir 970 at age 34
Another name for Adalbert was Adalberto.
General Notes:
Lombard king of Italy who shared the throne for 11 years with his father, Berengar II, and after Berengar's exile continued his father's struggle against the German king and Holy Roman emperor Otto I. Adalbert joined his father in 946-947 in fighting the co-kings of Italy, Hugh of Provence and his son Lothair. After Lothair's death in 950, Adalbert was crowned with Berengar at Pavia. When Lothair's widow, Adelaide, refused to marry Adalbert and Berengar imprisoned her, Otto I marched into Italy in 951 to rescue and marry her. After Otto's return to Germany, Berengar and Adalbert resumed the throne and in August 952 swore homage to Otto. In 956 Otto sent his son Liudolf against Berengar and Adalbert, but, when Liudolf died of malaria after a temporary victory, the co-kings continued to rule. When Otto again invaded Italy and was crowned emperor (962) by the pope, Adalbert fled to Provence. Returning to Italy in the autumn of 963, Adalbert was summoned to Rome by Pope John XII, who had quarreled with Otto and now offered his support to Adalbert. Adalbert and the pope fled when Otto marched on Rome, installing a new pope, Leo VIII. With Otto back in Germany, Adalbert assumed the throne again. In 965 an army sent by Otto drove Adalbert from Pavia; the following autumn Otto inflicted a final crushing defeat on him and his supporters.
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded: 950. King of Italy
• Deposed: 963.
Adalbert married Gerberga, daughter of Leotald of Mcon and Unknown, circa 958. (Gerberga was born circa 940 and died circa 990.)


Adalbert married Gerberga, daughter of Leotald of Macon and Unknown, about 958. (Gerberga was born about 940 and died about 990.)


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