Charles II the Bald - King of West Franks(843-877) and Lorraine(9.9.869-8.8.870), Emperor(875-877), Duke of Alemannia(829-833)



Charles II the Bald - King of West Franks(843-877) and Lorraine(9.9.869-8.8.870), Emperor(875-877), Duke of Alemannia(829-833)


Charles II Le Chauve roi d"Alamanie 829-838, puis devient roi d"Aquitaine 838-843, puis devient roi des Francs 843-875, roi de Lotharingie 869-875, puis devient empereur d"Occident 875-877
epouse: Ermentrude fille d"Eude I comte d"Orleans. morte en 869. cf: Dynasties de Baviere
epouse: Richilde ou Richeut fille de Bivin comte de Vienne. morte en 920. cf: Dynastie Bosonide
7 enfants:
- Charles L"Enfant roi d"Aquitaine 855-867
- Louis II Le Begue roi des Francs. cf: dessous
- Lothaire abbe de Saint-Germain d"Auxerre. mort en 865
- Carloman abbe de Saint-Medard de Soissons. mort en 871
- Rotrude abbesse de Sainte-Radegonde de Poitiers
- Judith reine de Wessex et reine d"Estanglie et reine de Kent et reine de Mercie et reine de Sussex et reine d"Essex
- Rothilde


Charles II,

byname CHARLES THE BALD, French CHARLES LE CHAUVE, German KARL DER KAHLE (b. June 13, 823--d. Oct. 6, 877, Brides-les-Bain, Fr.), king of France (i.e., Francis Occidentalis, the West Frankish kingdom) from 843 to 877 and Western emperor from 875 to 877. (He is reckoned as Charles II both of the Holy Roman Empire and of France.)

Son of the emperor Louis I the Pious and his second wife, Judith, Charles was the unwitting cause of violent discord when, in 829, he was granted lands by his father; Louis"s action precipitated a series of civil wars, lasting until 838, in which the three sons of his first marriage, Lothair I, Louis (the German), and Pepin, strove to maintain or to increase the rights that they had been guaranteed by the succession settlement of 817, the Ordinatio imperii. Pepin died in 838, but after the death of Louis I in 840 the civil war resumed and continued until Louis the German joined with Charles to force Lothair to accept the Treaty of Verdun in 843, by which Charles received all the lands west of a line roughly following the Scheldt, the Meuse, the Saône, the eastern mountains of the Massif Central, and the lower reaches of the Rhône, and Louis the German and Lothair received respectively the lands of the East Franks (Germany) and the middle kingdom, lying between the other two.

Until 864 Charles"s political situation was precarious because few vassals were loyal to him. His lands suffered from raids by Northmen, who left only after receiving bribes; he was defeated by the Bretons and, in 858, faced an invasion by Louis the German. Yet he succeeded in gaining control of Aquitaine after the capture of Pepin"s son in 864; and, by the Treaty of Meersen (870) with Louis the German, he received western Lorraine.

When Lothair"s son, the emperor Louis II, died in 875, Charles went to Italy and was crowned emperor on December 25 by Pope John VIII. In 876, after the death of Louis the German, Charles invaded Louis"s possessions but was defeated at Andernach by Louis"s son, Louis the Younger. Charles"s death in the next year occurred when another son of Louis the German, Carloman, was marching against him and when his own major vassals were in revolt.

During Charles"s reign some of the splendours of the Carolingian renaissance were revived, and his close collaboration with the church enhanced his prestige and authority.


<B013719> Charles II (Le_Chauve) CAROLING (King of Franks)
<B013268> Father: Louis I (Le_Debonnaire) CAROLING (King of Franks)
<B013717> Mother: Judith Altdorf WELF
OCCUPATION: King of Franks
BIRTH: 23 JUN 823/839, Frankfurt-am-Mai,Germany
DEATH: 6 OCT 877/888, Modano,Emila Romagna,Italy
Family 1:
<B013720> Ermentrude d" ORLEANS
<B016677> 1. Judith CAROLING
<B013716> 2. Louis II (Le_Begue) CAROLING (King of Franks)
<B023636> 3. Charles CAROLING (King)
<B023635> 4. Carloman CAROLING
<B023632> 5. Rotrude CAROLING
<B023633> 6. Ermentrude CAROLING
<B023634> 7. Lothar CAROLING
Family 2:
<B023628> Richildis METZ
<B023630> 1. Pippin CAROLING ((Twin))
<B023631> 2. Drogo CAROLING ((Twin))
<B027506> 3. Rohent Rothout CAROLING
<B023629> 4. Charles CAROLING

Notes

King of Franks 843; Holy Roman Emporer 875-877; Also known as "The Bald"; poisoned by Zedechias, a Jew physician. He may have ascended to the throne in 840. Became the first ruler of "France" through the Treaty of Verdun. He may have had a daughter "Hersent" who married Regnier I, Count Hainault.
Source: Pedigrees of ... Descendants of Charlemagne, p 132; Royal.zip (Compuserve); Haydn"s Book of Dignities, p 23; Genealogy of the Kings of France World Book Encyclopedia,"C", p 293; J. McDonald-Hilton (Compuserve 71231,2702)
Ahnentafel for Edward III of England
NAME Charles II the Bald //
TITL Holy Roman Emperor, King of France
BIRT PLAC Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
DEATH PLACE: He may have died in Aurieux, Dauphine, France


<I001464> Charles II "The Bald", King of AQUITAINE
<I000778> Father: Louis I "The Pious", King of AQUITAINE
<I000779> Mother: Judith of BAVARIA
BIRTH: JUNE 23 823
DEATH: OCT 877, pass of Mont Cenis
Family 1:
<I001731> 1. Hersent of FRANCE
<I001456> 2. Princess Judith of AQUITAINE
Family 2:
<I008109> Richaut of METZ
<I008110> 1. Rothaut
Family 3:
<I002566> Ermendtrude of ORLEANS
<I002562> 1. Louis II "the Stammerer", King of FRANCE

Notes

Charles II, Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks (present-day France), died while crossing the pass at Mont Cenis 5 or 6 October 877 and was succeeded by his son, Louis the Stammerer. A man of culture, he was forced to spend his reign at war - against the Bretons, the people of Aquitaine, and the Norman (Viking) raiders. Charles II reigned 840-877. "Ancestral Roots..." (Balt., 1992) 49-16 gives his birth year as 828 and his second wife as Richaut, dau. of Budwine, Count of Metz.


Charles II., the Bald, King of the West Franks (France), 840-877, born in 823, Emperor in 875, who died in 878. He married in 842 (1) Ermengarde (Ermentrudis) of Orleans, daughter of Eudes, Count of Orleans. She died October 6, 869. They had four children as follows:
1. Judith of Bavaria, born 844, married (1) as the second wife of Ethelwulf. She married (2) Baldwin I, Count of Flanders.
2. Louis II., the Stammerer, King of France.
3. Charles, King (Duke) of Aquitaine, died 866.
4. Carloman, died 874.
Charles II., the Bald, also married (2) Richardis, sister of Boso of Provence. Charles II. was the last Carolingian king to have truly reigned.


<C000873> CHARLES II, The Bald King" King of France
Family 1:
<C000867> 1. Judith of FRANCE
Family 2:
<C000877> ERMENGARDE


Charles II le Chauve
Roi de France (843-877), roi d"Aquitaine (848-855), roi de Lotharingie (Charles Ier, 869-870), empereur d"Occident (875-877), roi d"Italie (876-877).
(Charles Carolingien)

Born on 13th of June 823.
Died on 6th of October 877 - Modene, Italie.
Parents
Louis Ier le Pieux Carolingien, empereur d"Occident 778-840
Judith de Baviere ca 800-843
Marriages and children
Allied in 842 to Ermentrude d"Orleans +869, with
Judith ca 843-870/
Louis II le Begue 846-879
Charles ca 847-866
Lothaire
Carloman
Allied in 870 to Richilde de Provence +910, with
Rothilde ca 871-928

Notes

Richilde de Provence
Died in 910.
Parents
Beuves, roi de Provence 822-877
Richilde d"Arles


Charles II "the_Bald" Holy_Roman_Empir

Emperor .
(Charles Holy_Roman_Empir)

Born on May 15, 823 - Frankfurt,Hessen-Nassau,Prussia.
Died on October 6, 877 - Brios,,,France.
Buried - St denis,Paris,Seine,France.

Parents

Louis I "the_Pious" Holy_Roman_Empir, Emperor 778-840
Judith Holy_Roman_Empir, Princess/Bavaria ca 800-843

Marriages and children

Allied on December 14, 842 - Crecy,,France, to Ermentrude West_Franks, Queen ca 825-869, with
Judith West_Franks 844-870/
Louis II "the_Stammerer" Franks 846-879
Charles "the_Child" Aquitaine 847-865
Lothaire "the_Lame" West_Franks ca 847-865
Carloman West_Franks ca 849-876
Rotrude West_Franks 852-/912
Ermentrud West_Franks *ca 854
Hildegarde West_Franks *ca 856
Gisele West_Franks ca 858-874
Allied on January 22, 870 - Aachen,Rhineland,Prussia, to Richilde West_Franks, Queen +ca 910,
with
Hersent Lorraine *865
Rothaut x *ca 870
Rothilde Neustria ca 891-928

Notes

NAME Charles II "the Bald" Emperor of the /Holy ROMAN EMPIRE/
Morby p. 77: King of the West Franks 843; emperor 875; King of the Franks
840-877
Morby p. 122: King of Germany, Carolingian House 875-877; crowned Holy Roman
Emperor 875; interregnum 877-881
Ancestral Roots p. 129>bd=13 jun 828 Frankfort-am-Main, d. near Mt. Cenis in
the Alps, 6 Oct 877, Emperor 25 Dec 875-877
Stuart p. 97, 130


Ermentrude West_Franks
Queen .
Born about 825 - of,Orleans,Loiret,France.
Died on October 6, 869.
Buried - St denis,,Aude,France.
Parents
Eudes Orleans, Count 798-834
Ingeltrude Orleans, Countess *ca 805


Richilde West_Franks
Queen .
Died maybe in 910.
Parents
Bivin Italy, Count +ca 864
Richilde Arles +883
name also listed in the Carolingeans as Richildis, dd. listed tabl. 7
Stuart p. 97, 130: NAME Richardis of Metz
Ancestral Roots p. 50


Charles II le Chauve DE FRANCE

(Charles DE FRANCE)
Roi
Born on June 13, 823 - Francfort ALLEMAGNE.
Died on October 6, 877 - 73500 Avrieux.

Parents

Louis Ier le Debonnaire DE FRANCIE 778-840
Judith D"ALTDORF 805-843

Marriages and children

Allied on December 13, 842 - 02300 Quierzy-sur-Oise, to Ermentrude D"ORLÉANS 825-869, with
Judith ca 843-870
Louis II le Bègue 846-879
Allied on November 22, 870 - Aix-La-Chapelle ALLEMAGNE, to Richilde DE METZ 844/-910, with
Rothilde ca 871-928

Notes

Profession : Roi de France du 20 Juin 840 au 6 Octobre 877,
Roi d"Aquitaine en 848, Roi de Lorraine en 869.


FRANCE, Charles II "The Bald" of (King of France).
b.13 Jun 823 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
d.6 Oct 877 in Brides-les-Baines, near Mt. Cenis in the Alps
son of Louis I "The Pious" of Aquitaine (King of France) and Judith of Bavaria, dau.of Guelph (Welf) of ALEMANNIA (Count d"Andech)
m.Ermentrude (Irmtrude) of ORLEANS (dau.of Eudes (Odo) of Orleans (Count of Orleans) and Engeltrude of Paris, dau.of Leutaud of Paris (Count of Paris)) on 13 Dec 842.
Children:
1.Hersent of (m. Regnier I "Longhals" of HAINAUT)
2.Rothilde of (m. Sigebert V DE RAZES)
3.Judith of (Princess) (m. Aethelwulf of ENGLAND, Baldwin I "Bras der Fer" DE FLANDERS)
4.Louis II "The Stammerer" of (King of France).

m.Richeut (Richardis) of METZ (dau.of Budwine of Metz (Count of Metz) and Richilde of Arles, dau.of Boso III "The Old" of Turin (Count of Turin)).
Children:
5.Roheut (Rothaut) of the WEST FRANKS (m. Hugh of BOURGES)
6.Rothilde of NEUSTRIA (m. Roger of MAINE).

Notes

Charles II (Holy Roman Empire), called The Bald (823-877), Holy Roman emperor (875-877), and, as Charles I, king of France, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was the fourth son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis I. His mother, Louis"s second wife, was Judith of Bavaria. Judith"s determination to secure a kingdom for her only son led to civil war with Louis"s other two surviving sons, Holy Roman Emperor Lothair I and King Louis II of Germany. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Verdun in 843. Charles received the western portion of the empire, which from this time may be called the kingdom of France, or the West Frankish Kingdom. Charles was a weak ruler the great nobles were rapidly becoming independent, and the Vikings pillaged the country without meeting much resistance from Charles, who preferred to buy them off. Nevertheless, when Holy Roman Emperor Louis II d.in 875, Charles received the imperial crown through the favor of Pope John VIII. Charles was succeeded as king of France by his son, Louis II, but the imperial throne was vacant until 881. Source: "Charles II (Holy Roman Empire)," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved


Charles II le Chauve
Father: Louis I le Pieux
Mother: Judith von Bavaria
BIRTH: 13.06.823, Frankfurt-am-Main, Hesse, Tyskland
DEATH: 6.10.877, Avrieux, Dauphine, Frankrike
Family 1:
Ermentrude d"Orleans
1. Judith de Bavaria
2. Louis II le Begue

Notes

Som Charles II romersk keiser 823 - 877.
Som Charles I fransk konge 843 - 877.
Le Chauve betyr den skallete.


<G000398> The_Bald CHARLES (King of Franks)
BIRTH: 15 MAY 823, Frankfurt,Frankfurt,Hessen-Nassau,Prussia
DEATH: 6 OCT 877, Brios,France
BURIAL: St Denis,,Aude,France


Karl II. der Kahle = Charles le Chauve X
(Karl X)
(Karl Ii. Der Kahle = Charles Le Chauve...)

Born on June 13, 823, Frankfurt am Main
Died on October 6, 877, Brides-les-bains (Savoie)
Buried - Kloister Nantua, later in Saint Denis

Parents

Ludwig der Fromme = Louis le Pieux oder Débonnaire X 778/-840
Judith Welf von Altorf X ca 805-843

Marriages and children

Married on December 13, 842, Quéercy-sur-Oise, to Irmtrud = Ermentrud von Orleans X ca 830-869, with
Judith von Franken ca 844-870/
Ludwig II.der Stammler = Louis le Bègue, König von Westfranken 846-879
Karl = Karolus Minor, König von Aquitanien ? 847-866
Karlman ? +876
Lothar ? +/865
Ermentrud = Irmtrud ?
Hildegard von Franken ?
Gisla von Franken ?
Rotrud von Franken ? ca 850-889/
Married on January 22, 870, Aachen, to Richildis = Richeut von Metz X +910/, with
Rothilde = Rohaut = Rothaus von Franken ca 871-928
Drogo ? 872-874
Pippin (Zwilling von Drogo) ? 872-874
N.N. (Frühgeburt, bald danach gestorben) ? 875
Karl ? 876-/877


Notes

Irmtrud = Ermentrud von Orleans X
(Irmtrud X)
(Irmtrud = Ermentrud Von Orleans...)
Born about September 27, 830
Died on October 6, 869, St. Denis
Parents
Udo, Graf von Orléans X +834
Ingeltrud von Paris X

Richildis = Richeut von Metz X
(Richildis X)
(Richildis = Richeut Von Metz...)
Died after 910
Parents
Buvinus = Bouin, Graf von Metz ?
N.N. ?


Charles II the Bald King Of West Franks
(Charles King Of West Franks)
Born on June 13, 823, Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau
Died on October 6, 877, Modano or Brios, France
Parents
Louis I the Pious de Aquitaine King Of France 778-840
Judith the Fair Of Bavaria 800-843
Marriages and children
Married in 842 to Ermentrude de Orléans 825-869, with
Judith Of The West Franks 844-870
Louis II the Stammerer King Of France 846-879
Charles Of Aquitane King Of Aquitane 847-865
Lothar the Lame Of West Franks 847-865
Carloman Abbot Of St. Medard Soiss 849-876
Rotrude Of Poitiers Abbess Of St. Radegund 852
Hildegard Of West Franks 856
Gisele Of West Franks 858-874
Ermentrude (Hersent) Abbess Of Hasnon 865
Married on November 25, 870 to Richildis de Autun +ca 910, with
Pippin Of The West Franks ca 865
Drogo Of The West Franks ca 865
Rothild Of The West Franks ca 870-ca 928
Charles Of The West Franks 876-877
Notes
Charles "The Bald" King Of The Franks arranged with his two half brothers to divide the great empire of their grandfather, Charlemagne. He accomplished this by the Treaty of Verdun in 843. Charles received the western portion, thus becoming the
first to rule France as a separate kingdom.

Source: "The World Book Encyclopedia", 1968, C293 "Royalty for Commoners", Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 185.
"Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne"s Descendants", Langston & Buck, 1986, p 197.


Notes

Ermentrude de Orléans
Born in 825, Orléans, Loiret, France
Died on October 6, 869
Parents
Vodon (Odo) de Orléans Ct de Orléans 798-834
Ingeltrude de Orléans 805

Richildis de Autun
Died about 910
Parents
Buwin de Autun Ct de Autun & Metz
Richildis (de Autun)
Notes
Kinswoman to Theutberga de Valois, wife of Lothar II of Lorraine, King of Lorraine.


Charles II,__Emporer Of_The Holy_Roman_Empir

(Charles Holy_Roman_Empir)


Born on May 15, 823, Frankfurt,Hessen-Nassau,Prussia
Died on October 6, 877, Brios,,,France
Buried - St Denis,Paris,Seine,France

Parents

Louis I,_Emporer Of_The Holy_Roman_Empir 778-840
Judith, Empress Of_The Holy_Roman_Empir, PRINCESS OF BAVA ca 800-843

Marriages and children

Married on December 14, 842, ,Crecy,,France, to Ermentrude, Queen Of_The Franks ca 825-869, with
Judith Princess Of Franks 844-870/
Louis II, King_Of_The Franks 846-879
Charles King Of Aquitaine 847-865
Lothaire Prince Of Franks ca 847-865
Carloman Prince Of Franks ca 849-876
Rotrude Princess Of Franks 852-/912
Ermentrud Princess Of Franks_[Abbess_O ca 854
Hildegarde Princess Of Franks ca 856
Gisele Princess Of Franks ca 858-874
Married on January 22, 870, ,Aachen,Rhineland,Prussia, to Richilde Queen Of Franks


Notes

Ermentrude, Queen Of_The Franks
Born about 825, ,Orleans,Loiret,France
Died on October 6, 869
Buried - St Denis,,Aude,France
Parents
Eudes, Count Of Orleans ca 800
Ingeltrude, Countess Of Orleans ca 805


Charles I le Chauve
b.13.7.823, Francfort
d.6.10.877, Avrieux

m.14.12.847 Ermentrude d"Orleans(27.9.830-6.10.869, Hasnon), dau.of Eudes I, Cte d"Orleans
1.Judith
2.Louis II le Begue
3.Lothaire
4.Hildegarde
5.Carloman
6.Charles
7.Ermentrude
8.Rothrude
9.Hersent

m.22.11.870 Richilde d"Ardennes(845-2.6.910), dau.of Beuves, Cte d"Ardennes
10.Rothilde
11.Rothaut


Charles II "The Bald" Carolingians
King Of France
(Charles Carolingians)
(Charles Ii "The Bald"...)

Born on 15 May 823, Frankfurt-Am-Main,Germany
Died on 6 October 877, Avrieux,Dauphine,France

Parents
Louis I "The Pious" Carolingians, Holy Roman Emperor 778-840
Judith Wittelsbach ca 800-843

Marriages and children

Married on 14 December 842, Crecy,France, to Hermintrudis (Ermengarde) Orleans, Empress of the Holy Roman Empreor 830-869, with
Judith 844-870/
Louis II "The Stammerer" 846-879
Lothaire "the Lame" ca 847-865
Charles 847-865
Carloman ca 849-876
Rotrude 852-/912
Ermentrud ca 854
Hildegarde ca 856
Gisele ca 858-874
Hersent de France 865

Married (22 Jan 0869/0870), Aachen,Rhineland,Prussia, to Richardis Von Metz ca 823-910, with
Roheut ca 870
Rothilde ca 871-928

Notes

He was the fourth son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis I; his mother, Louis"s second wife, was Judith of Bavaria. Judith"s determination to secure a kingdom for her only son led to civil war with Louis"s other two surviving sons, Holy Roman Emperor Lothair I and King Louis II of Germany. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Verdun in 843. Charles received the western portion of the empire, which from this time may be called the kingdom of France, or the West Frankish Kingdom. Charles was a weak ruler; the great nobles were rapidly becoming independent, and the Vikings pillaged the country without meeting much resistance from Charles, who preferred to buy them off. Nevertheless, when Holy Roman Emperor Louis II died in 875, Charles received the imperial crown through the favor of Pope John VIII. Charles was succeeded as king of France by his son, Louis II (846-79), but the imperial throne was vacant until 881.
FILE: Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright 1994, Columbia
University Press.;The Royal Line (Adamic Genealogy) March 1980, Albert F.
Schmuhl; Colombia Encyc. 1:333


Charles II "Le Chauve" (° Francfort-sur-le-Main, 13.06.823-Avrieux, 6.10.877), roi de Neustrie (837), d"Aquitaine (838), de France (843-877), de Lorraine et de Bourgogne (870), d"Italie (875-876), empereur des Romains (875) ep. 1°. 13.12.842, Irmtrude ou Hermentrude (° v. 27.09.830-6.10.869), fille d"Eudes, comte d"Orleans; 2°. 22.01.870, Richarde (? ap. 877), fille du comte Buwin de Metz. Dont :
- Du premier lit :
1. Judith (° v. 843) ep. 1°. 856, Ethewolf (? 857), roi d"Angleterre; 2°. 858, Ethelbad ou Ethelred (? 862), roi d"Angleterre; 3°. Baudoin Ier "Bras de Fer" (? 879), comte de Flandre.
2. Louis "Le Begue", roi de France, qui suit.
3. Charles (° 847/8-866), duc d"Aquitaine (855) ep. 862, NO, s.p.
4. Carloman (? 874), abbe de Saint-Medard de Soissons (866-873).
5. Lothaire (° 865), moine (861), abbe de Saint-Germain.
6. Irmtrude ou Hermentrude.
7. Hildegarde.
8. Gisele.
9. Rotrude (° 852), abbesse de Sainte-Radegonde de Poitiers (862).
10. Rotilde ep. NO
- Du second lit :
11. Pepin, mort jeune.
12. Drogon (? jeune).
13. Charles (° 876-877).


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