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Otto und das Reich 

Charlemagne, king of the Franconian tribe, founded the Holy Roman Empire, but is disintegrated by dividing succession without creating a nation, hence he's revered equally by Germany and ... See full summary »

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Christian Feyerabend, Don Schubert (dramaturge consultant) | 1 more credit »

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Episode credited cast:
David Bunners ... Otto der Große (as David C. Bunners)
Hans Mittermüller Hans Mittermüller ... Narrator
Gerd Althoff Gerd Althoff ... Himself - Historian
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Stefan Weinfurter Stefan Weinfurter ... Himself - Historian
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Charlemagne, king of the Franconian tribe, founded the Holy Roman Empire, but is disintegrated by dividing succession without creating a nation, hence he's revered equally by Germany and France (East - viz. West Francia). Father of the medieval German nation, till then little more then a linguistic grouping of the Franconian, Saxon, Bavarian and Swabian (alias Allemannen) tribes (and duchies, the real political entities) was the Saxon duke Otto I, crowned king by the archbishop of Mainz (Mayence) in 961. His authority rested upon the successful defense of Germany, and all Western Europe, against the Magyar (Hungarian) invaders, with whom his brother, the Swabian duke, had allied himself in rivalry for the succession, in the decisive battle on the Lachfeld, mythically ascribed to a Holy Lance, part of the German insignia, actually Carolingian but associated with the Passion of Christ. Later Otto turned to Italy, where he was crowned Roman Emperor by the pope, thus defining the Holy ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

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Castel Film Romania See more »
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