Gero (Archbishop of Magdeburg)
Gero was the candidate of King Henry II following the death of the Archbishop Walthard on 12 August 1012. He was appointed over the candidate, Otto, of the cathedral canons. Between 1016 and 1017, the ambitious Gero and Bernard, Margrave of the Nordmark, feuded over territory. Bernard's men attacked Magdeburg, but in 1017 he agreed to compensate Gero with 500 pounds of silver.
- Reuter, Timothy. Germany in the Early Middle Ages 800–1056. New York: Longman, 1991.
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- Reuter, 195.
- Ibid, 200.
- Ibid, 204.
GeroBorn: unknown Died: 22 October 1023 in Vadderode (today's Mansfeld-Vatterode)
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