King Charles FRANCE, II
- Born: 13 Jun 823, Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
- Married (1): 14 Dec 842, , Crecy, France
- Married (2): 22 Jan 870, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia
- Died: 6 Oct 877, Brides-Les-Bains, Brios, France
- Buried: St Denis, Aude, Paris, Seine, France
Other names for Charles were "The Bold", FRANCE King, WEST FRANKS King, HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE Emperor and WEST Emperor.
Ancestral File Number: 9G61-L4. User ID: 38727165808.
"The Bald", King of FRANCE, King of WEST FRANKS Reigned 840/843-877, Emperor of the WEST 875-877, Emperor of the HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p77: "291Z Charles II, King of France, (S of 285, F of 302); married Lady Richildis."
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Aethewulf, Son of Ecgbert King of West Saxons, King of Wessex 839- Deposed 856, Died 858, Mar =2 Judith Daughter of Charles II The Bald King of France =ii Aethelbald."
Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p621: "Genealogical Table II, The Carolingians, Charles the Bald, King of West Franks 840-877, Emperor 875-877..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol II, p755, Charles II the Bald: "Born 13 Jun 823, Died 6 Oct 877 Brides-les-Bains France, King of France (ie Francia Occidentalis, the West Frankish kingdom) from 843 to 877, and Western Emperor from 875 to 877."
"Charles' unexpected birth produced violent discord in his family since his father, Louis I the Pious, son of Charlemagne, had already divided his empire between his first three sons [by his previous marriage], Lothair, Louis the German, and Pepin. Bitter civil war ensued between Louis and the three sons from 830 to 838. After Pepin's death in 838, Louis the Pious concluded a pact that divided the empire between Lothair and Charles; but after the death of LouisI in 840 the civil war resumed and continued until Louis the German joined with Charles to force Lothair to accept the Treaty of Verdun in 843, by which Charles received all the lands west of a line roughly following the Scheldt, the Meuse, theSaone, the eastern mountains of the Massif Central, and the lower reaches of the Rhone..."
"During Charles' reign some of the splendors of the Carolingian renaissance were revived, and his close collaboration with the church enhanced hisprestige and authority."
The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 840: "Charles The Bald, Son of Louis I, (Half-) Brother of Louis (The German), King of France 840/843-877, Flanders incorporated 841, Belgiumincoporated 855, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire 875-877, Poisoned..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9G61-L4 King of the FRANKS Born 15 May 823 Died Brios France.
Charles married Queen Ermentrude WEST FRANKS, daughter of Count Eudes ORLEANS, Jr and Countess Ingeltrude ORLEANS, on 14 Dec 842 in , Crecy, France. (Queen Ermentrude WEST FRANKS was born about 825 in Orleans, Loiret, France, died on 6 Oct 869 and was buried in Abbey, St Denis, Paris, Seine, France.)
Charles also married Queen Richildis WEST FRANKS on 22 Jan 870 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. (Queen Richildis WEST FRANKS was born about 850 in , , France and died in Apr 877.)