Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
|Duke of Saxony|
|Died||9 February 1011|
|Spouse||Hildegard of Stade|
|House||House of Billung|
He fought the Danes in 974, 983, and 994 during their invasions. He supported the succession of Otto III over Henry the Wrangler. In 986, he was made marshal and in 991 and 995 he joined the young Otto on campaign against the Slavs. He increased his power vis-à-vis the crown, where his father had been the representative of the king to the tribe, Bernard was the representative of the tribe to the king . Bernard died in 1011 and was buried in the Church of Saint Michael in Lüneburg .
- Herman, died young
- Bernard II, his successor
- Thietmar, a count, died in a duel on 1 April 1048 in Pöhlde
- Gedesdiu (or Gedesti) (died 30 June c. 1040), abbess of Metelen (from 993) and Herford (from 1002)
- Matilda, nun
- Othelindis (died 9 March 1044), married Dirk III of Holland
- we.archive.org Bernhard I. (Benno), Herzog von Sachsen aus der Familie der BILLUNGER
- Freytag, Hans-Joachim. "Bernhard I. (Benno) In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB)". Deutsche Biographie. Duncker & Humblot. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
Bernard I, Duke of SaxonyBorn: ca. 950 Died: 9 February 1011 in Corvey
| Duke of Saxony