Louis the Stammerer
|Louis the Stammerer|
|King of Western Francia|
|Coronation||8 December 877 in Compiègne|
|Successor||Louis III and Carloman II|
|Spouse||Ansgarde of Burgundy
Adelaide of Paris
|Louis III of France
Carloman II of France
Hildegarde of France
Gisela of France
Ermentrude of France
Charles the Simple
|Father||Charles the Bald|
|Mother||Ermentrude of Orléans|
|Born||1 November 846|
|Died||10 April 879(aged 32)|
|Burial||Compiègne Abbey, Saint-Corneille, France,|
Louis the Stammerer (French: Louis le Bègue) (1 November 846 – 10 April 879) was the King of Aquitaine and later King of West Francia. He was the eldest son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orléans. He succeeded his younger brother in Aquitaine in 866 and his father in West Francia in 877, though he was never crowned Emperor. In the French monarchial system, he is considered Louis II.
Twice married, he and his first wife, Ansgarde of Burgundy, had two sons: Louis (born in 863) and Carloman (born in 866), both of whom became kings of France, and two daughters: Hildegarde (born in 864) and Gisela (865–884), who married Robert, Count of Troyes.
With his second wife, Adelaide of Paris, he had one daughter, Ermentrude (875–914) – who was the mother of Cunigunde, wife of the Count Palatine Wigerich of Bidgau; they were the ancestors of the House of Luxemburg —, and a posthumous son, Charles the Simple, who would become, long after his elder brothers' deaths, king of France.
He was crowned on 8 December 877 by Hincmar, archbishop of Rheims, and was crowned a second time in September 878 by Pope John VIII at Troyes while the pope was attending a council there. The pope may even have offered the imperial crown, but it was declined. Louis the Stammerer was said to be physically weak and outlived his father by only two years. He had relatively little impact on politics. He was described "a simple and sweet man, a lover of peace, justice, and religion". In 878, he gave the counties of Barcelona, Girona, and Besalú to Wilfred the Hairy. His final act was to march against the Vikings who were then the scourge of Europe. He fell ill and died on 10 April or 9 April 879 not long after beginning his final campaign. On his death, his realms were divided between his two sons, Carloman and Louis.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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Louis the StammererBorn: 1 November 846 Died: 10 April 879
|King of Aquitaine as Louis II
Title next held byRanulf II of Aquitaine
|King of Western Francia
Louis III and Carloman
|Counts of Meaux
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