c.876 - 936
King of Germany
Henry, the Fowler, was chosen king of Germany by the Franks and Saxons, and he became the founder of the Saxon dynasty who ruled Germany from 919 until 1024.
After the East Frankish Caroling-ians became extinct in 911 Conrad of Franconia was chosen king by the notables of the kingdom. Henry I, as duke of Saxony, was designated by Conrad as his successor.
Henry regarded Germany a confederation
of duchies rather than a nation. Besides Saxony and Franconia
he fought successfully to bring Swabia and Bavaria into the
confederation. He also struggled against the raiding Magyars and
defeated them in 933. The king's last campaign added the territory
of Schleswig to the German state.