King Louis Arles PROVENCE, III
- Born: Abt 880-882, Arles, Provence, France
- Died: Sep 928, Arles, Provence, France
Other names for Louis were PROVENCE King, Ludwig, ARLES King, LOMBARDY King, ITALY Emperor, ITALY King and "The Blind".
"The Blind", King of ARLES, King of PROVENCE Reigned 887/890-928, King of
LOMBARDY Reigned 900-905, King of ITALY 900-901, Emperor of ITALY Reigned
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Edgifu, Daughter of Edward King of England and Eadgifu (Edgiva), Mar ?Louis II King of Arles."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p175, Athelstan: "...Athelstan married his sisters to Charles III of France, the French Duke Hugh the Great, Otto I of Germany, and Louis King of Arles..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VI, p342, Louis III:"The Blind, Born Abt 880/882, Died Sep 928 Arles France, King of provence and, from 901 to 905, Frankish Emperor whose short-lived tenure as imperor marked the failure to restore the Carolingian dynasty to power in Italy.
"Louis was a sonof Boso, King of Provence, and Irmingard, daughter of the Frankish Emperor Louis II, the last of the elder male line of the Carolingian dynasty. The Holy Roman emperor Charles III the Fat took Louis under his protection in 887, and, although Charles was deposed that same year, Louis was recognized as king of Provence in 890. In 900, when Louis was called to Italy by a group of nobles who were opposed to the rule of of the Italian King Berengar of Friuli, he crossed the Alps, marchedon Pavia, and, in October 900, was elected king of the Lombards in that city. He then enetered Piacenza and Bologna and gained temporary authority in northern Italy. He received the imperial crown from Pope Benedict IV at Rome in February 901.In the following year, however, Berengar advanced to Pavia and captured Louis, who was forced to leave the country.
"Louis attempted to reconquer Italy in 904. He secured the submission of Lombardy, but in July 905 he was captured at Verona by Berengar, who blinded him and sent him back to Provence, where he remained until his death."
Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p621: "Genealogical Talbe I, The Carolingians, Louis the Blind, King of Provence 887, King of Italy 900, Emperor 901, Died 928..."
Louis also married Queen Edgifu PROVENCE, daughter of King Edward Wessex ENGLAND, I and Queen Edgiva Wessex ENGLAND. (Queen Edgifu PROVENCE was born about 920 in , Wessex, England.)