Emperor Karl der Karolingen, II, 'le Chauve'

Emperor Karl der Karolingen, II, 'le Chauve'

Male 823 - 877  (54 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Karl der Karolingen 
    Prefix Emperor 
    Suffix II, 'le Chauve' 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 13 Jun 823  Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Oct 877  Brides-les-bain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6516  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Emperor Louis der Karolingen, I, "le Pieux",   b. 16 Apr 778, Chasseneuil, Vienna Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 840, Ingelheim Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F2945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Irmintrud d' Orléans,   b. 27 Sep 830,   d. 6 Oct 869, St.Denis Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 842  Crecy, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Judith de France,   b. Abt 844,   d. Aft 870  (Age ~ 27 years)
     2. Roy Louis der Karolingen, II, 'le Bègue',   b. 1 Sep 846,   d. 10 Apr 879, Compiegne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Karl der Karolingen,   b. 847,   d. 29 Sep 866  (Age 19 years)
     4. Karlmann der Karolingen,   b. 849,   d. 876  (Age 27 years)
     5. Lothar der Karolingen, 'the Lame',   b. 850,   d. 865  (Age 15 years)
     6. Ermentrud der Karolingen,   b. 851,   d. Aft 877  (Age 27 years)
     7. Rotrud der Karolingen,   b. 852,   d. Aft 912  (Age 61 years)
     8. Hildegard der Karolingen,   b. 856,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Gisla der Karolingen,   b. 858,   d. 1 Jul 874  (Age 16 years)
     10. Godehilde,   b. Bef 865,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richildis de Metz,   d. 914 
    Married 22 Jan 870  Aachen, Nrh-Wf, D Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hersent der Karolingen,   b. 865,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alberade der Karolingen,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rothaut der Karolingen,   b. 870,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rothild der Karolingen,   b. Abt 871,   d. 22 Mar 928  (Age ~ 57 years)
     5. Drogo der Karolingen,   b. 872,   d. 873  (Age 1 years)
     6. Pippin der Karolingen,   b. 873,   d. 874  (Age 1 years)
     7. NN der Karolingen,   b. 872-876,   d. Bef 877  (Age 1 years)
     8. Karl der Karolingen,   b. 10 Oct 876,   d. 877  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 823 - Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, DE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 870 - Aachen, Nrh-Wf, D Link to Google Earth
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    Emperor Karl der Karolingen, II, 'le Chauve'
    Emperor Karl der Karolingen, II, 'le Chauve'

  • Notes 
    • King of Western Francia (840-877). Holy Roman Emperor (875-877).
      Charles was the last son of Louis I the Pious and was the cause of the trou­bles that marked the end of his father's reign since Louis wanted to give him a major position in his projects for his succession. When Louis died, Charles II the Bald allied himself with his brother, Louis the German, against their other brother, Lothar, who had become emperor. Lothar was defeated at the Battle of Fontenoy-en-Puisaye in 841 A.D. Charles and Louis strengthened their allian­ce through oaths taken at Strasburg in 842 and forced Lothar to negotiate a peace. Eventually, through the Treaty of Verdun (843 A.D.) the three brothers shared the empire between themselves. Charles II the Bald received the territo­ries to the west of the Scheldt, Meuse, Saone and Rhone, territories which cons­tituted 'Francia occidentalis'. He extended his territory slightly by obtaining part of Lotharingia in 870. He was forced to fight the Bretons who declared them­selves to be politically independent in 846 A.D. He was also in conflict with his nephew, Pepin, until 864 A.D. regarding control of Aquitaine. The entire reign of Charles II the Bald was marked by the first major Viking invasions. The Normans pillaged Paris in 845, 858 and 861 A.D. and began to settle on a per­manent basis in certain regions. On the death of Emperor Louis II, Pope John VIII offered Charles the imperial crown. Charles travelled to Rome where he was crowned emperor in 875 A.D. On the death of his brother, Louis the German, in 876 A.D, Charles II the Bald seized part of Louis' kingdom but was defeated by his nephew, Louis the Younger, at Andernach in 876. Charles was forced to retreat. In 877, he answered a call from the Pope who was under threat from the Saracen. He issued the Quierzy capitulary by which he entrusted the kingdom to his son, Louis, and to the leading noblemen. This marked a new development in the feudal system. He then set off for Italy. However, his cam­paign failed and he died on the return journey. His only surviving son, Louis II the Stammerer, succeeded him on the throne of France.


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