December 1001 in history

Died in December 1001

Dec 21 Hugh Margrave of Tuscany the Margrave of Tuscany from 969 until his death, and the Duke of Spoleto and Margrave of Camerino from 989 to 996. He restored the state apparatus in Tuscany after decades of neglect by margraves whose main interests lay elsewhere. Hugh supported the new Ottonian dynasty , and was praised for his justice by the contemporary theologian Peter Damian in his De principis officio