Otto III (980 - January 23, 1002) was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. Elected king of Germany in 983 on the death of his father (Holy Roman Emperor Otto II), he was crowned emperor on May 21, 996.
Otto III strove to make the city of Rome his imperial seat. After the death of his cousin, Pope Gregory V, he secured the election (999) as Pope Sylvester II of his associate (and former tutor) Gerbert of Aurillac.
Otto died childless and was succeeded by his cousin, Henry II.
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Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor