Empire, EMPEROR Louis I "The Fair" Emperor Holy Roman

Empire, EMPEROR Louis I "The Fair" Emperor Holy Roman

Male 778 - 840  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Empire, Louis I "The Fair" Emperor Holy Roman  [1
    Title EMPEROR 
    Born Aug 778  Casseneuil, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 840  Manz Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Cathédrale D'Aachen, Aachen, Rheinland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I6560  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne Emperor of The,   b. 2 Apr 747, Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 813/14, Aix la Chapelle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Swabia, Hildegard of,   b. Abt 758, Of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 783, , Thionville, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 772  , Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F2883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hesbaye, Ermengarde (Irmengarde) Princess of,   b. Abt 778, Of, Hesbaye, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 3 Oct 818, Angers, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 794/95  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Holy Roman Empire, Lothaire I Emperor of The,   b. 795, Of, Altdorf, Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 855, , Pruem, Rheinland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Holy Roman Empire, Hildegarde Princess of The,   b. Abt 801, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 841, , Laon, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     3. Aquitaine, Pépin I King of,   b. Abt 803, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 835  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Germans, Ludwig Ii (Louis) "The German" King of,   b. Abt 806, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 876, , Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     5. Holy Roman Empire, Alpaide (Alpais) Princess of,   b. Abt 808, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Holy Roman Empire, Rotrude Princess of The,   b. Abt 810, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bavaria, Judith Princess of,   b. Abt 800, Of, Altdorf, Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 843, , Tours, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Feb 819  Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Bald", Charles II "The,   b. 13 Jun 823, Frankfort-am-Main Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 877, Mt. Cenis in the Alps Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     2. Holy Roman Empire, Gisela Princess of The,   b. 820,   d. 1 Jul 874  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 778 - Casseneuil, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 794/95 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Feb 819 - Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 840 - Manz Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cathédrale D'Aachen, Aachen, Rheinland, Prussia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • Louis I or Louis the Pious

      Fr. Louis le Pieux or Louis le Débonnaire, 778-840, emperor of the West (814-40), son and successor of Charlemagne. He was crowned king of Aquitaine in 781 and co-emperor with his father in 813. His court was a learned one; his advisers included Benedict of Aniane. At the Assembly of Aachen (817) he issued an imperial order that sought to preserve the unity of the empire by breaking with tradition and not dividing the empire among his heirs. He thus made his eldest son, Lothair I, co-emperor and gave Aquitaine and Bavaria to his sons Pepin I and Louis the German. Louis's attempts to create a kingdom for Charles (later Emperor of the West Charles II), his son by a second marriage, provoked several revolts by his older sons. In 822, Louis repented publicly for his persecution of the rebels. In 830, Lothair rebelled and became virtually sole ruler of the empire. However, Pepin and Louis the German, fearing Lothair's supremacy, soon restored their father to power. Another revolt by all three sons occurred in 833. Louis met the rebels near Colmar on a field known since then as the Field of Lies (Ger. Lügenfeld) because of the general defection of the imperial troops. Louis, compelled to surrender, was formally deposed, and Lothair became sole emperor. Yet in 834, Louis the German and Pepin once more joined against Lothair and restored Louis. Later he partitioned his empire between Lothair and Charles and died while attempting to uphold the partition against the Aquitanians and Louis the German.

      Bibliography:

      See F. L. Ganshof, The Carolingians and the Frankish Monarchy (1971).

  • Sources 
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    2. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Feb 3, 2000

    3. [S1026] Royalty for Commoners:The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa, Roderick W. Stuart, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Date: Jan 1, 2002;), Pages 123-124.