Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Otto of Freising
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Otto episcopus Frisingensis, Otto von Freising, Otton de Freising

Date of Birth: Between 1111 and 1115

Place of Birth: Probably Klosterneuburg, near Vienna

Date of Death: 22 September 1158

Place of Death: Morimond, Haute Marne, France


The fifth son of the Margrave Leopold III of Austria and of Agnes, daughter of the Emperor Henry IV, Otto was destined for an ecclesiastical career. He received his first ed…

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Mégier, Elisabeth, “Otto of Freising”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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