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||Raoul de Bourgogne |
||9 Oct 2002 |
- King of France (923-936).
Rudolf, who became Duke of Burgundy upon the death of his father, Richard, in 921 A.D, was involved in the rebellion fomented by his father-in?law, Robert, Marquis of Neustria, against King Charles III the Simple in 922 A.D. When Robert I died in 923 A.D, Rudolf was elected King of France, Charles the Simple was deposed and imprisoned. During his reign, Rudolf had to fight Rollo then William Longsword, Dukes of Normandy. He also had to fight leading vassals in revolt such as Herbert de Vermandois. In 935 A.D, he acknowledged the loss of Lorraine which had again become a German posses?sion. Finally, he had to repulse raids by Magyars in the east of his kingdom. Rudolf died in 936 A.D. without leaving an heir and was succeeded by the Carolingian, Louis IV from Overseas