Berengar I of Italy
Berengar I (Latin: Berengarius, Perngarius; Italian: Berengario; c. 845 – 7 April 924) was the king of Italy from 887. He was Holy Roman Emperor between 915 and his death in 924. He is usually known as Berengar of Friuli, since he ruled the March of Friuli from 874 until at least 890, but he had lost control of the region by 896.
|Berengar of Friuli|
|Emperor of the Romans|
|Emperor in Italy|
|Predecessor||Louis the Blind|
|Successor||Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor |
|Spouse||Bertila of Spoleto; Anna|
|Issue||Bertha, Abbess of Santa Giulia in Brescia; Gisela of Friuli|
|Father||Eberhard of Friuli|
|Mother||Gisela, daughter of Louis the Pious|
Berengar rose to become one of the most influential laymen in the empire of Charles the Fat, and he was elected to replace Charles in Italy after the latter's deposition in November 887. His long reign of 36 years saw him opposed by no less than seven other claimants to the Italian throne. His reign is usually characterised as "troubled" because of the many competitors for the crown and because of the arrival of Magyar raiders in Western Europe. He was the last emperor before Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor was crowned in 962, after a 38-year interregnum.