Otto IV 1175-1218
Otto IV was Otto of Brunswick, or
Otto Von Braunschweig in German. He was the nephew of
Richard the Lionheart.
His mother was Matilda, Richard's and
Otto's father was Henry the Lion of Brunswick.
Otto was German king and Holy Roman
emperor (1209 - 1215). But before he became all that, he was brought up at Richard's court in
England. He even was made earl of York and count of Poitou and duke
Otto got beat by French
Philip II at the Battle
of Bouvines. He was excommunicated by
Governments of Germany.