Louis the Stammerer

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Louis II of France
King of France
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Louis the Stammerer
Reign6 October, 87710 April, 879
Coronation8 December 877 Rheims
TitlesLouis the Stammerer
Born1 November, 846
Died10 April, 879
PredecessorCharles the Bald
SuccessorLouis III
ConsortAdelaide of Paris
Consort toAnsgarde of Burgundy
Adelaide of Paris
ChildrenLouis III
Carloman II
Charles the Simple
Hildegarde of France
Gisela of France
Ermentrude of France
Royal HouseCarolingian
FatherCharles the Bald
MotherErmentrude 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.