Louis V of France

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Louis V
An artist's depiction of Louis
King of West Francia
  • Junior King
  • Senior King
  • 8 June 979 — 2 March 986
  • 2 March 986 — 22 May 987
Coronation8 June 979
SuccessorHugh Capet
Born(967-02-26)26 February 967
Paris, France
Died22 May 987(987-05-22) (aged 20)
Forest of Halatte, Oise, France
SpouseAdelaide-Blanche of Anjou
(m. 982; div. 984)
FatherLothair of France
MotherEmma of Italy
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Louis V (26 February 967 — 22 May 987) nicknamed the Do-Nothing (French: le Fainéant) was the King of West Francia from 986 until his death a year later in 987. Unlike his father, Louis was an unpopular, ineffective, and an unsuccessful ruler. During his reign, the nobles ruled the country and that their power increased as Louis was not interested in ruling.