Bald", King Charles II "The

Bald", King Charles II "The

Male 823 - 877  (54 years)

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  • Name Bald", Charles II "The  [1, 2
    Title King 
    Born 13 Jun 823  Frankfort-am-Main Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Oct 877  Mt. Cenis in the Alps Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried St Denis, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7121  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 

    Father Empire, Louis I "The Fair" Emperor Holy Roman,   b. Aug 778, Casseneuil, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 840, Manz Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Feb 819  Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Orleans, Ermentrude Countess of,   b. 27 Sep 830, Of, Orléans, Neustria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 869  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 842  , CrecyFrance Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. France, Louis II "The Stammerer" King of,   b. 846, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 879, Compiègne, Neustria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     2. France, Judith Princess of,   b. 844, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 870  (Age > 27 years)  [natural]
     3. France, Carloman Prince of,   b. Abt Jun 845, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 876, Epternac, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     4. France, Lothaire Prince of,   b. Abt 847, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 865  (Age ~ 18 years)  [natural]
     5. Aquitaine, Charles King of,   b. 847, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 865, Buzançais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [natural]
     6. France, Rotrude Princess of,   b. 850, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. France, Ermentrud Princess of,   b. Abt 854, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. France, Hildegarde Princess of,   b. Abt 856, Of, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. France, Gisèle Princess of,   b. Abt 858, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 874  (Age ~ 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Metz (Ardennes), Richilde Countess of 
    Married 22 Jan 870  Aix La ChapelleFrance Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 823 - Frankfort-am-Main Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 842 - , CrecyFrance Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 870 - Aix La ChapelleFrance Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 877 - Mt. Cenis in the Alps Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Denis, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • Charles II or Charles the Bald

      823-77, emperor of the West (875-77) and king of the West Franks (843-77); son of Emperor Louis I by a second marriage. The efforts of Louis to create a kingdom for Charles were responsible for the repeated revolts of Louis's elder sons that disturbed the latter part of Louis's reign. When Lothair I, the eldest and heir to the imperial title, attempted to reunite the empire after Louis's death (840), Charles and Louis the German marched against their brother and defeated him at Fontenoy (841). Reaffirming their alliance in 842 (see Strasbourg, Oath of), they signed (843) with Lothair the Treaty of Verdun (see Verdun, Treaty of), which divided the empire into three parts. The part roughly corresponding to modern France fell to Charles. He was almost continuously at war with his brothers and their sons, with the Norsemen (or Normans, as they came to be known in France), and with rebellious subjects. When Charles's nephew Lothair, son of Lothair I and king of Lotharingia, died in 869, Charles seized his kingdom but was forced by the Treaty of Mersen (870) to divide it with Louis the German. In 875, at the death of his nephew Louis II, who had succeeded Lothair I as emperor, Charles secured the imperial crown. His reign witnessed the growth of the power of the nobles at the expense of the royal power and thus marked the rise of local feudalism. Charles's chief adviser was Archbishop Hincmar.

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).

    2. [S1027] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before 1700; Eigth Edidition, Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Date: 2004;).

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