Gero

Intro Roman Catholic archbishop
Is Priest
From Holy Roman Empire
Type Religion
Gender male
Death 1023, Vatterode, Germany

Gero (died 21 October 1023) was the Archbishop of Magdeburg from 1012 until his death. He was a son of Dedo Wodenswege and Eilika (Eilica) and possibly a relative of the family of Gero the Great. 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.

Sources

Reuter, Timothy. Germany in the Early Middle Ages 800–1056. New York: Longman, 1991.

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