Otto II, Marquess of Montferrat

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Otto II (also Otho, Ottone, or Oddone) (c. 1015 – 20 November 1084) was the fourth Margrave of Montferrat from 1042 until his death. He was a member of the Aleramid dynasty.

Life[edit]

Otto was the son and successor of William III and Waza. After his father's death in 1042, Otto ruled the March of Montferrat alongside his younger brother, Henry of Montferrat until Henry's death, c.1045. Thereafter, Otto ruled alone until his own death in 1084.

He was succeeded by their son William IV. His second son Henry was the founder of the dynasty of the margraves of Occimiano.

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands Project on Otto II of Montferrat, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy
  • Oddone II at Marchesi Monferrato (in Italian)
  • Otto II, Margraf von Montferrat (1042-1084) (in German)
Preceded by
William III
Margrave of Montferrat
1042–1084
Succeeded by
William IV