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Charles II the Bald

( The King of West Francia (the future of France) and the Emperor of the Carolingian dynasty.)

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Biography Charles II the Bald
(823-877)
Karl, son of Emperor Louis I the Pious and his second wife Judith of Burgundy, was born in Frankfurt on June 13 823. In 829 an acute conflict of Louis and his sons from his first marriage, which was caused by an attempt to undo the emperor in 817 section of the state among his sons. Later Louis was trying (unsuccessfully) to entrust the care of his eldest son Charles, Lothar I, and after the death of the emperor in 840 brothers took up arms again, this time against each other. Carl and Louis II the German appeared together against Lothar, who inherited the imperial crown, and in 841 defeated him at Fontenoy (25 km south-west of Auxerre). In 842 Charles and Louis reiterated the commitment to each other, bringing in Strasbourg, the famous oath, and Louis pronounce it 'on-Romance', and Karl - 'on-Teutonic'. According signed in 843 at Verdun treaty on the division of the empire Charles went to its western part, around (except the eastern border) sovpadayuscheya with contemporary France. His government is full of almost constant war with the brothers and their sons. After the death in 869 Lothar, . son of the Emperor Lothar, . Charles and Louis the German divided the kingdom belonged to his nephew average, . entering into this contract in 870 Mersenne (5 km north-east of Maastricht), . with Karl, . naturally, . went to the western part of,
. When he died in 875 other son Lothar, Louis II, who became emperor after his father, the Emperor's reign of Charles. He crossed the Alps with his army, and was anointed in Rome in the Basilica of St.. Peter, Pope John VIII. In 876 Louis the German died, but an attempt to capture Charles and his lands west of the Rhine was rebuffed by one of the sons of the late Louis Jr., who defeated Charles in the battle of Andernach (15 km west of Koblenz). Charles repeatedly had to suppress the rebellion of his subjects, reflect the Norman raids on the northern and western regions of the kingdom. Educated people (at his court shone Archbishop Hinkmar, Irish Seduly Scott and John Scotus Eriugena), Karl collected a good library, which is divided between his son Louis and the Abbey of Saint-Denis and Saint-Corneille. Charles died on October 6 877 high in the Alps, in the village Avrie (sovr. Savoie) - soon after crossed the pass of Mont Cenis on the way to France from Italy, where before it made an unsuccessful campaign.


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