Emperor Louis der Karolingen, I, "le Pieux"

Emperor Louis der Karolingen, I, "le Pieux"

Male 778 - 840  (62 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Louis der Karolingen 
    Prefix Emperor 
    Suffix I, "le Pieux" 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 16 Apr 778  Chasseneuil, Vienna Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 840  Ingelheim Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6513  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Emperor Charlemagne,   b. 4 Feb 742, Ingolheim Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 814, Aachen, Nrh-Wf, D Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Hildegarde von Vinzgau,   b. 758,   d. 30 Apr 783  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 771  Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F2937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Theudelinde de Sens,   b. Abt 775,   d. Bef 794  (Age ~ 19 years) 
    Children 
     1. Comte Arnulf der Karolingen,   b. 790,   d. 817  (Age 27 years)
     2. Alpais der Karolingen,   b. 794,   d. 29 May 852  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F7551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ermengard von Hesbaye,   b. 778,   d. 3 Oct 818  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Abt 794 
    Children 
     1. Adelaide (Aelis) der Karolingen,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emperor Lothar I der Karolingen,   b. 795,   d. 29 Sep 855, Prum, Eifel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Rotrud der Karolingen,   b. 800,   d. 8 Jun 841  (Age 41 years)
     4. Hildegard der Karolingen,   b. 800-804,   d. Oct 841  (Age 37 years)
     5. Roy Pippin d' Aquitaine,   b. 797,   d. 13 Dec 838  (Age 41 years)
     6. König Ludwig der Karolingen, II, 'der Deutsche',   b. 806,   d. 28 Aug 876, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Judith von Bayern,   b. Abt 800,   d. 19 Apr 843, Tours Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Feb 819  Aachen, Nrh-Wf, D Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gisela de France,   b. Abt 819,   d. Aft 1 Aug 874  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Emperor Karl der Karolingen, II, 'le Chauve',   b. 13 Jun 823, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 877, Brides-les-bain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Louis der Karolingen, I, "le Pieux"

  • Notes 
    • Holy Roman Emperor (814-840).
      Louis, the third son of Charlemagne and Hildegarde, became King of Aquitaine in 781 A.D. His father then involved him more closely in affairs of State in 813, after the death of his two brothers. He was, therefore, sole heir to the entire empi­re upon Charlemagne's death in 814 A.D. Like his father, he was crowned Emperor by the Pope, Stephen IV, in 816 in Reims and his reign was marked by the strong influence of ecclesiastical figures. In 817 A.D, Louis I wanted to settle the problem posed by his succession through the 'Ordinatio imperii'. It defined the share to be granted to each of his three sons, Lothar (whom he brought into the empire), Pepin and Louis. The division cause a revolt led by Bernard, King of Italy, the nephew of Louis I and grandson of Charlemagne. He was defeated by the emperor and, in punishment, Louis ordered Bernard's eyes to be put out. Bernard died in 818 A.D. Louis I, however, was a staunch Christian and he undertook public penance in Attigny in 822 A.D. before the Empire's leading noblemen. This weakened his prestige. The difficulties of settling his succession became increa­singly complex. He was a widower, since his first wife, Ermengard, had died in 818 but he remarried in 819 A.D. with Judith who bore him a fourth son, Charles, in 823 A.D. In order to give this son a share of the estate, he modified the 817 A.D. arrangements at a meeting in Worms in 829 A.D. As a result, his three elder sons revolted in 830 and again in 833 A.D. Louis I was defeated, brought to trial, sen­tenced and deposed at Lugenfeld. He was then imprisoned in a monastery. Disagreement between his sons enabled him to mount the throne again in 834 A.D. but he was unable to regain all his erstwhile authority. On the death of his second son, Pepin, in 838, Louis I divided the kingdom for the third time, to the benefit of Charles (839 A.D). His reign was marked, in the area of domestic policy, by a continuation of the Carolingian renaissance undertaken by his father, Charlemagne, in administrative, religious and intellectual matters. As for military action, Louis I completed Charlemagne's conquests, defeating the Bretons, Saxons and Slavs from Pannonia. Finally, it was during this period that the empire first fell under threat from Viking raids along the Atlantic coasts and incursions by the Saracen in Provence. Louis I died in 840 A.D. without any solution having been found to the problem of his succession. This eventually led to the division of the kingdom.

      "the Pious/de Vrome"


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