Marca Geronis

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The Marca Geronis (march of Gero) was a vast super-march in the middle of the tenth century.wikipedia
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Gero

Gero the GreatGero IGero of Merseburg
It was created probably for Thietmar (in the 920s) and passed to his two sons consecutively: Siegfried and Gero.
900 – 20 May 965), called the Great (Latin magnus), ruled an initially modest march centred on Merseburg in the south of the present German state of Saxony-Anhalt, which he expanded into a vast territory named after him: the marca Geronis.

Northern March

NordmarkMargrave of the NordmarkNorth March
On Gero's death in 965 it was divided into five (sometimes counted as six) different marches: the Nordmark, the Ostmark, Meissen, Zeitz, and Merseburg.
The Northern March or North March (Nordmark) was created out of the division of the vast Marca Geronis in 965.

March (territory)

marchmarchesMark
The Marca Geronis (march of Gero) was a vast super-march in the middle of the tenth century.

Saxon Eastern March

Eastern MarchSaxon OstmarkOstmark
On Gero's death in 965 it was divided into five (sometimes counted as six) different marches: the Nordmark, the Ostmark, Meissen, Zeitz, and Merseburg.
The Saxon Ostmark initially referred to the vast Marca Geronis ('Gero's march'), established about 939 under the rule of King Otto I in the settlement area of the Polabian Slavs (Sorbs), beyond the Saxon Eastern border on the Elbe and Saale rivers.

March of Zeitz

ZeitzMargraves of Zeitz
On Gero's death in 965 it was divided into five (sometimes counted as six) different marches: the Nordmark, the Ostmark, Meissen, Zeitz, and Merseburg.
It was created by Emperor Otto I in the division of the marca Geronis in 965, following the death of Gero the Great.

March of Merseburg

MerseburgMargrave of Merseburg
On Gero's death in 965 it was divided into five (sometimes counted as six) different marches: the Nordmark, the Ostmark, Meissen, Zeitz, and Merseburg.
Like the neighbouring marches of Meissen and Zeitz, the Merseburg march was created by Emperor Otto I in the division of the vast Marca Geronis east of the Elbe and Saale rivers, following the death of Margrave Gero in 965.

Margravate of Meissen

Margraviate of MeissenMeissenMarch of Meissen
On Gero's death in 965 it was divided into five (sometimes counted as six) different marches: the Nordmark, the Ostmark, Meissen, Zeitz, and Merseburg. Within the span of one page, James Westfall Thompson, referred to it as both the "Sorben Mark" and the "Thuringian March."
It originally was a frontier march of the Holy Roman Empire, created out of the vast Marca Geronis (Saxon Eastern March) in 965.

Billung March

BillungMarch of the BillungsMarch of Billung
Because the marca Geronis was created simultaneously with the March of Billung to the north, it is sometimes said to be the southern half of the Ostmark.
This can be contrasted with the military occupation of the Marca Geronis, the great march of Gero to the south of the Billungs.

Gunther, Margrave of Merseburg

Gunther of MerseburgGuntherGünther
In 965, Merseburg became the centre of a smaller, more restricted march belonging to Gunther.
He was appointed to the newly created Merseburger march by Emperor Otto I following the death of Margrave Gero the Great in 965, after which the Marca Geronis was split in several smaller parts.

Sorbian March

limes SorabicusSorben Mark
Within the span of one page, James Westfall Thompson, referred to it as both the "Sorben Mark" and the "Thuringian March."
In the 10th century the march formed part of the vast marca Geronis from 937 until 965.

Thietmar, Count of Merseburg

ThietmarThietmar of MerseburgCount Thietmar
It was created probably for Thietmar (in the 920s) and passed to his two sons consecutively: Siegfried and Gero.

Siegfried, Count of Merseburg

SiegfriedSiegfried of Merseburg
It was created probably for Thietmar (in the 920s) and passed to his two sons consecutively: Siegfried and Gero.

Merseburg

Merseburg, GermanyBattle of MersburgHalle-Merseburg
Because Siegfried's and Gero's comital seat was Merseburg, it has sometimes been called the March of Merseburg.

Archbishopric of Magdeburg

Archbishop of MagdeburgMagdeburgPrince-Archbishopric of Magdeburg
Because the central diocese in his march was Magdeburg, sometimes it is called the March of Magdeburg (Magdeburger Mark).

James Westfall Thompson

Thompson, James Westfall
Within the span of one page, James Westfall Thompson, referred to it as both the "Sorben Mark" and the "Thuringian March."

Prince-Bishopric of Brandenburg

BrandenburgBishop of BrandenburgBishopric of Brandenburg
It should not be confused with the larger Diocese of Brandenburg (Dioecesis Brandenburgensis) established by King Otto I of Germany in 948, in the territory of the Marca Geronis (Saxon Eastern March) east of the Elbe river.

March of Lusatia

LusatiaMargrave of LusatiaLusatian
It arose in 965 in the course of the partition of the vast Marca Geronis.

Burgward

A burgward or castellany was a form of settlement used for the organisation of the northeastern marches of the Kingdom of Germany in the mid-10th century.

List of margraves of Meissen

Margrave of MeissenMargraves of MeissenList of Margraves of Meißen
Later named Albrechtsburg, the castle about 965 became the seat of the Meissen margraves, installed by Emperor Otto I when the vast Marca Geronis (Gero's march) was partitioned into five new margraviates, including Meissen, the Saxon Eastern March, and also the Northern March which eventually became the Margraviate of Brandenburg.

Rikdag

RicdagRikdag of MeissenRikdag, Margrave of Meissen
After the Great Slav Rising in 983, he temporarily reunited all of the southern marca Geronis under his command.

Lubań

LaubanLubanLauban (Lubań)
Lubań probably is at the site of a small settlement established by the West Slavic Milceni tribe in the 9th and 10th century, whose lands up to the Kwisa River from 927 on were gradually conquered by the German king Henry the Fowler and incorporated into the marca Geronis in 939.

Gero (archbishop of Cologne)

GeroGero of CologneArchbishop Gero
950), who ruled in the Eastphalian Nordthüringgau and Schwabengau as well as over the adjacent lands of Serimunt in the Marca Geronis.

Odo I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark

Odo IOdoHodo
970), a sister of Gero, margrave of the vast marca Geronis in the lands settled by Polabian Slavs.