Louis the Stammerer

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Louis II of France
King of France
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Louis the Stammerer
Reign 6 October, 87710 April, 879
Coronation 8 December 877 Rheims
Titles Louis the Stammerer
Born 1 November, 846
Died 10 April, 879
Predecessor Charles the Bald
Successor Louis III
Consort Adelaide of Paris
Consort to Ansgarde of Burgundy
Adelaide of Paris
Children Louis III
Carloman II
Charles the Simple
Hildegarde of France
Gisela of France
Ermentrude of France
Father Charles the Bald
Mother Ermentrude of Orléans

Louis the Stammerer (November 1, 846April 10, 879; French: Louis le Bègue), was the oldest son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orléans. He became King of France after his father in France in 877. Unlike his father, he never became Holy Roman Emperor.

In 878, Louis is crowned king by Pope John VIII[1]

Louis the Stammerer married twice. With his first wife Ansgarde of Burgundy he had two sons: Louis III of France (born in 863) and Carloman, King of the West Franks (born in 866). Both of them became kings of France. They also had two daughters: Hildegarde (born in 864) and Gisela (865884). With his second wife, Adelaide of Paris, he had one daughter, Ermentrude (875914) — 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 also became a king of France.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Troyes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-29.