March of Ivrea

The Limes Saxoniae was an unfortified limes or border between the Saxons and the Slavic Obotrites, established about 810

Large frontier county in the northwest of the medieval Italian kingdom from the late 9th to the early 11th century.

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Town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.

The castle (14th century).
The Cathedral of Ivrea.
Unknown painter, second half of 15th century, A Miracle of the Blessed Pierre de Luxembourg (Cathedral).
A scene from the "Battle of the Oranges".

In the year 1001, after a period of disputes with bishop Warmund, ruler of the city, Arduin conquered the March of Ivrea.

Berengar II of Italy

Berengar II (c.

Berengar bows to King Otto, Manuscriptum Mediolanense, c. 1200

He succeeded his father as Margrave of Ivrea around 923 (whence he is often known as Berengar of Ivrea), and after 940 led the aristocratic opposition to Kings Hugh and Lothair II.


The Anscarids (Anscarii) or the House of Ivrea were a medieval Frankish dynasty of Burgundian origin which rose to prominence in Italy in the tenth century, even briefly holding the Italian throne.

Coat of arms of the count of Burgundy (up to 1231)

Their plot failing, Anscar accompanied Guy back to Italy to seek that vacant throne and, in gratefulness to Anscar, Guy created the March of Ivrea to bestow on his Burgundian faithful.

Hugh of Italy

Hugh (c.

Hugh as depicted in the 12th-century cartulary of San Clemente Abbey

In 941, Hugh expelled Berengar of Ivrea from Italy and abolished the March of Ivrea.

Arduin of Ivrea

Italian nobleman who was King of Italy from 1002 until 1014.

Sketch of a coin of Arduin
The fortified church of Santa Croce at Sparone, also known as the Rocca di Sparone or Rocca di Arduino, is the site where, according to tradition, Arduin held out against the besieging Emperor Henry

In 990 Arduin became Margrave of Ivrea and in 991 Count of the Sacred Palace of the Lateran in Rome.

Adalbert of Italy

The king of Italy from 950 until 961, ruling jointly with his father, Berengar II.

Adalbert depicted in a 12th-century manuscript
A silver denarius issued by Berengar (who is named on the obverse) and Adalbert (who is named on the reverse). The reverse reads Papia for Pavia.

Adalbert was born between 932 and 936, the son of Berengar, then margrave of Ivrea, and Willa, daughter of Boso, margrave of Tuscany.

Adalbert I of Ivrea

The Cross of Mathilde, a crux gemmata made for Mathilde, Abbess of Essen (973–1011), who is shown kneeling before the Virgin and Child in the enamel plaque. The figure of Christ is slightly later. Probably made in Cologne or Essen, the cross demonstrates several medieval techniques: cast figurative sculpture, filigree, enamelling, gem polishing and setting, and the reuse of Classical cameos and engraved gems.

Adalbert I (died after 28 February 929) was the margrave of Ivrea, the second of the Anscarid dynasty, from the late 890s until his death.

Anscar I of Ivrea

Anscar I of Ivrea

Anscar I (Anscarius; 860 - March 902) was the margrave of Ivrea from 888 to his death.

Guy of Ivrea

Berengar bows to King Otto, Manuscriptum Mediolanense, c. 1200

Guy (or Guido) (940 – 25 June 965) was the margrave of Ivrea from 950 to his death.

Anscar of Spoleto

Magnate in the Kingdom of Italy who served as Count of Pavia (c.

924–29), Margrave of Ivrea (929–36) and Duke of Spoleto (936–40).