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Otto VIII, Count Palatine of Bavaria

Otto VIII, Count of Bavaria (* before 1180; † 7 March 1209 in Oberndorf ) was Count Palatine of Bavaria from 1189 to 1209.


  • Origin 1
  • Regicide 2
    • Motive 2.1
    • Consequences 2.2
  • Death 3


Otto VIII was the son of Otto VII († 18 August 1189).


On 21 June 1208 Otto VIII murdererd German King Philip of Swabia in Bamberg, during the wedding of his niece Countess Beatrice II of Burgundy with Duke Otto of Merania.




On 7 March 1209, he was appointed an outlaw by Henry of Kalden at Oberndorf by Kelheim

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