Arnulf II (archbishop of Milan)

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Arnulf II (died 25 February 1018, in Milan) was Archbishop of Milan from 998 to 1018.[1]

He descended from the noble family of Arsago, being the son of Dagibert of Arsago.[2] Among his brothers, Landulf of Arsago was Bishop of Brescia and Lanfrank of Arsago was the grandfather on the mother's side of Anselm of Besate.

In 1001, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, at the time living in Rome, sent him to Byzantium to take a Byzantine princess as his future wife and empress. However Arnulf II, on his journey back to Rome, was reached by the news of the emperor's death.[3]

When Arduin of Ivrea, in lieu of Henry of Saxony (the future Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor), dynastic successor of Otto III, was elected King of Italy and crowned in Pavia, the traditional site of crowning of the Lombard and Italian kings, Arnulf II stood on the side of Henry. After the defeat of Arduin of Ivrea, Arnulf II went to Pavia to crown Henry of Saxony, on 15 May 1004, new King of Italy.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Savio, pp. 378–385.
  2. ^ Beretta, pp. 32–41.
  3. ^ See the chronicle of Arnulf of Milan (Arnulfi Liber gestorum recentium).

Sources[edit]

  • Arnulfi Liber gestorum recentium, Hg. Claudia Zey, Monumenta Germaniae historica Scriptores rerum Germanicarum in usum scholarum separatim edit 67, Hannover 1994.

References[edit]

  • Savio F., Gli antichi vescovi d'Italia. 2. Lombardia – 1 Milano, Firenze 1913.
  • Beretta E., Note sulla famiglia dell'arcivescovo Arnolfo II d'Arsago (sec. VIII-XI), Archivio ambrosiano 33 (1977).