March 864 in history

Died in March 864

Mar 12 Liudolf Duke of Saxony a Saxon count, son of Count Brun and his wife, Gisla von Verla; later authors called him Duke of the Eastern Saxons and Count of Eastphalia. Liudolf had extended possessions in eastern Saxony, and was a leader in the wars of King Louis the German against Normans and Slavs. The ruling Liudolfing House, also known as the Ottonian dynasty, is named after him; he is its oldest verified member