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Emperor Charles II "The Bald", HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE

Emperor Charles II "The Bald", HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE[1, 2]

Male 823 - 877  (54 years)

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  • Name Charles II "The Bald"  
    Prefix Emperor 
    Suffix HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 
    Nickname The Bald 
    Born 13 Jun 823  Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name The Bald 
    Occupation King of France, Emperor of The Holy Roman Empire 
    _UID 5F55BA98BC26429D9FD2042F9CE8AE7F1C16 
    Died 6 Oct 877  Brides Les Bains, Bourgogne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Denis, Paris, Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7080  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 

    Father Louis I "The Pious" Lothair Of DE AQUITAINE, Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 16 Apr 778, Chasseneuil, Aquitaine, Gironde, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 840, Castle Of Ingelheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Empress Judith The Fair Of BAVARIA, Princess Of Bavaria,   b. 805, Of Altdorf, Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 843, Tours, Indre-Et-Loire, Touraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Feb 818-819  Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ermentrude (Irmtrud) De ORL?ANS, Countess Of Orleans,   b. 27 Sep 830, Orl?ans, Loiret, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 869  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 842  Crecy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. King Louis II "The Stammerer" Of FRANCE,   b. 1 Nov 843, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 879, Compi?gne, Braines, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Princess Judith Of The FRANKS,   b. 844, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 875  (Age 31 years)
     3. King Charles Of AQUITANE,   b. 847,   d. 29 Sep 865, Buzanpcais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     4. Hersent, Duchess Of Lorraine,   b. Abt 865, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Countess Richildis De Autun Of METZ,   b. Abt 850, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 912, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 870  Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Princess Rothilde Of FRANCE,   b. Abt 871, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 928  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Prince Pbepin Of FRANCE,   b. Abt 872, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 874  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 22 Nov 870  Aix-La-Chapelle, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Alias: The /Bald/, Le Chauve
      Charles was the youngest son of Louis I, the Emperor of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire whose territories included France. When Louis died in 840, his three sons fought over how the empire would be divided among them. The empire (which had come from his father Charlemegne) was divided according to the Treaty of Verdun in 843 and Charles received the western part of the empire thus becoming the first to rule France as a separate kingdom.
      Charles had many battles on many sides to fight. He was besieged by the constant raiding of the Norsemen (called Normans in France) who he bribed so they would leave. The Bretons revolted against him and even Charles' own half-brothers and their sons fought against him. Louis, "The German", one of Charles' half-brothers, fought him for control of Lotharingia and finally forced Charles to share it. However, Charles was able to outsmart Louis and won control of Italy and the Roman Empire.
      When Charles' nephew, Lothair II, died, Louis and Charles seized control of his lands and split it between them in the Treaty of Meersen in 870.
      In 875, after the death of another nephew, Emperor Louis II, Charles was crowned Holy Roman Emperor on December 25th by Pope John VIII. A year later, Louis "The German" died and Charles invaded Germany but he was defeated by Louis' son, Louis "The Younger". Charles attacked Italy in 877 but was forced to retreat in order to attend to other rebellions and uprisings. He died on his way home from Italy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S380] Sherry Huggins.

    2. [S395] Nancy Ann Morgan.