Charles the Bald

Charles the Bald (French: Charles le Chauve; 13 June 823 – 6 October 877), also known as Charles II, was a 9th-century king of West Francia (843–877), king of Italy (875–877) and emperor of the Carolingian Empire (875–877). After a series of civil wars during the reign of his father, Louis the Pious, Charles succeeded, by the Treaty of Verdun (843), in acquiring the western third of the empire. He was a grandson of Charlemagne and the youngest son of Louis the Pious by his second wife, Judith.[1]

Charles the Bald
Emperor of the Romans
Charles the Bald as depicted in the Vivian Bible, c.845
Emperor of the Carolingian Empire
King of Italy
Reign875 – 6 October 877
Coronation25 December 875, Pavia
PredecessorLouis II the Younger
SuccessorCharles III the Fat (Emperor)
Carloman of Bavaria (Italy)
King of West Francia
Reign20 June 840 – 6 October 877
PredecessorLouis I the Pious as King of the Franks
SuccessorLouis II the Stammerer
Born(823-06-13)13 June 823
Died6 October 877(877-10-06) (aged 54)
FatherLouis the Pious
MotherJudith of Bavaria
Denier of Charles the Bald struck at Paris

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