King Charles FRANCE, II
Queen Ermentrude WEST FRANKS
(Abt 825-869)
Count Beggen PARIS
(Abt 795-)
Princess Alpaide HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
(Abt 810-)
King Louis FRANCE, II
Queen Adelaide FRANCE
(Abt 850-)
King Charles FRANCE, III


Family Links

1. Queen Frederune FRANKS
2. Queen Edgifu Ogive FRANKS

3. Concubine Franks Charles III

King Charles FRANCE, III

  • Born: 17 Sep 879, , , France
  • Married (1): 18 Apr 907, , , France
  • Married (2): 19 Feb 920, , , England
  • Died: 7 Oct 929, Peronne, Somme, France
  • Buried: St Fursi, Peronne, Somme, France

   Other names for Charles were FRANCE King, "The Simple" and WEST FRANKS King.

   Ancestral File Number: 9GCX-WW. User ID: 9681791452.

   General Notes:

"The Simple", King of FRANCE, King of WEST FRANKS Reigned 893/898-922/923.

Not Married Concubine Charles III Franks.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Edgifu, Daughter of Edward King of England and Aelflaed, Mar =1 Charles III The Simple King of France, Died 929."

France A Modern History, Albert Guerard, 1959, Univ Michigan Press, p53: "...The lowest depths of humiliation were reached by the Carolingian Charles the Simple, by whom Rollo, the Norse pirate, was granted the fair duchy of Normandy (911). This pitiful kinglet, although abler than the Merovingian faineants, lost his last strongholds to rebellious nobles and died a prisoner at Peronne..."

Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p621: "Genealogical Table II, The Carolingians, Charles the Simple, King of West Franks 898-922..."

The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 876: "Charles III The Simple, King of France 893/898-922, Marries Edgivn Daughter of Edward the Elder King of England..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p510, Charles III: "The Simple, Born 879, Died 929, French King (893-923), son of King Louis II the Stammerer. As a child he was excluded from the succession at the death (884) of his half brother Carloman and at the deposition (887) of King Charles III the Fat, who succeeded Carloman. Instead, Eudes Count of Paris succeeded Charles the Fat. In 893, however, Charles was crowned by a party of nobles and prelates and became sole king at the death of Eudes in 898. He put an end to Norse raids by the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte (911), ceding to the Norse leader Rollo part of the territory later known as Normandy, and in 911 Charles acquired Lorraine. In 922 some of the barons revolted and crowned Robert I, brother of Eudes, King. In 923,at the battle of Soissons, Robert was killed, but Charles was defeated. Raoul of Burgundy was elected King, and Charles was imprisoned."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p175, Athelstan: "...Athelstan married his sisters to Charles III ofFrance, the French Duke Hugh the Great, Otto I of Germany, and Louis King of Arles..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VI, p343, Louis IV d'Outremer:
"When Louis' father, Charles III The Simple was imprisoned in 923, his mother, Eadgifu, daughter of the Anglo-Saxon king Edward the Elder, took Louis to England. He was recalled to France in 936 and crowned on June 19 at Laon..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9GCX-WW Mar 19 Feb ?1936<920, Ver 4.10 Mar Abt ?863 Eadgifu Ogive Queen of the FRANKS (AFN:9GB2-TV).

   Marriage Information:

Charles married Queen Frederune FRANKS on 18 Apr 907 in , , France.

   Marriage Information:

Charles also married Queen Edgifu Ogive FRANKS, daughter of King Edward Wessex ENGLAND, I and Queen Aelflaed Wessex ENGLAND, on 19 Feb 920 in , , England. (Queen Edgifu Ogive FRANKS was born about 904 in , Wessex, England and died after 951-955.)

   Marriage Information:

Charles also married Concubine Franks Charles III.

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