Charlemagne The Great
Hildegarde von Vinsgau of Suabia
Welf Der Welfen
Heilwig (Hedwig) von Saxony (van Sacksen)
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Louis I "the Pious" Carolingian
Judith von Altdorf
Charles I "the Bald"


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1. Ermentrude of Orleans

2. Richilde of Provence

Charles I "the Bald" 1110,1113

  • Born: 13 Jun 823 1105,1113
  • Marriage (1): Ermentrude of Orleans
  • Marriage (2): Richilde of Provence in 870 1113
  • Died: 6 Oct 877 at age 54 1105,1113

  Noted events in his life were:

Succession. 1114 In 817, following an accident in which he narrowly escaped death, Louis made provision for the succession. Instead of providing for an equal dividion of the empire between his sons, he appointed his eldest son Lothar as co-emperor and granted his younger sons Pippin and Louis subkingdoms in Aquitaine and Germany. This settlement unravelled when Louis decided to marry Judith of Bavaria in 819 after the death of his first wife the year before. In 823 Judith bore Louis another son, Charles (the Bald).

Louis could only provide Charles with a suitable inheritance at the expense of his elder brothers. When Louis granted Charles his own dubkingdom in 829, Lothar, backed by his brothers, rebelled and deposed him. Charles was excluded from the succession but this seemed grossly unjust to Frankish traditionalists. With their support, Louis was restored in 830, but the problem of the succession continued to fester for the remainder of his reigh, steadily undermining the strong royal authority on which Charlemagne's military system was based. Following Louis' death in 840, a civil war broke out between his three surviving sons, Lothar, Louis and Charles which resulted in a tripartite dividion of the empire at the Treaty of Verdun in 843.

King, 823-877. 1113 Charles the Bald (13 June 823 - 6 October 877) was the King of West Francia (843-77), King of Italy (875-77) and Holy Roman Emperor (875-77, as Charles II)

Charles married Ermentrude of Orleans. (Ermentrude of Orleans died on 6 Oct 869 1105.)

Charles next married Richilde of Provence, daughter of Bivin of Gorze and Richildis, in 870.1113 (Richilde of Provence was born circa 845 1115 and died on 2 Jun 910 1115.)

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