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Louis the Stammerer

Louis the Stammerer

King of burgundy
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro King of burgundy
Occupations Monarch
Gender male
Birth
Death (Compiègne, canton of Compiègne-Nord, arrondissement of Compiègne, Oise)
Family
Mother: Ermentrude of Orléans
Father: Charles the Bald
Siblings: Lothar the LameCharles the ChildCarlomanson of Charles the BaldDrogoPippinCharlesRothildeJudith of FlandersErmentrudeHildegardGiselaRotrude
Spouse: Ansgarde of BurgundyAdelaide of Paris
Children: Louis III of FranceCarloman IICharles the SimpleErmentrude of FranceGisela der Franken
Louis the Stammerer
The details
Biography

Louis the Stammerer (French: Louis le Bègue; 1 November 846 – 10 April 879) was the King of Aquitaine and later the King of West Francia. He was the eldest son of emperor Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orléans. Louis the Stammerer was physically weak and outlived his father by only two years.

He succeeded his younger brother Charles the Child as the ruler of Aquitaine in 866 and his father in West Francia in 877, but he was never crowned Emperor. In the French monarchial system, he is considered Louis II.

Louis was crowned king on 8 October 877 by Hincmar, archbishop of Reims, at Compiegne and was crowned a second time in August 878 by Pope John VIII at Troyes while the pope was attending a council there. The pope may have even offered him the imperial crown, but it was declined. Louis had relatively little impact on politics. He was described "a simple and sweet man, a lover of peace, justice, and religion". In 878, he gave the counties of Barcelona, Girona, and Besalú to Wilfred the Hairy. His final act was to march against the invading Vikings, but he fell ill and died on 9 April or 10 April 879, not long after beginning this final campaign. On his death, his realms were divided between his two sons, Carloman II and Louis III of France.

Family

During the peace negotiations between his father and Erispoe, duke of Brittany, Louis was betrothed to an unnamed daughter of Erispoe in 856. It is not known if this was the same daughter who later married Gurivant. The contract was broken in 857 after Erispoe's murder.

Louis was married twice. His first wife Ansgarde of Burgundy had two sons: Louis (born in 863) and Carloman (born in 866), both of whom became kings of West Francia, and two daughters: Hildegarde (born in 864) and Gisela (865–884).

His second wife Adelaide of Paris had one daughter, Ermentrude (875–914) and a posthumous son, Charles the Simple, who would become, long after his elder brothers' deaths, king of West Francia.

Ancestry

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References
http://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb119134497
http://isni.org/isni/0000000061360764
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb119134497
https://www.idref.fr/026995697
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013054575
https://d-nb.info/gnd/100952127
https://viaf.org/viaf/232234314
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q182840
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/232234314
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