Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Louis II \'The Stammerer\', King of West-France

Louis II \'The Stammerer\', King of West-France

Male 846 - 879  (32 years)

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  • Name Louis II \'The Stammerer\'  
    Suffix King of West-France 
    Born 1 Nov, 846 
    Gender Male 
    History BIOGRAPHY
    Louis II \'the Stammerer\' was born on 1 November 846, the eldest son of Emperor Charles \'the Bald\' and Ermentrudis of Orléans. He succeeded his younger brother in Aquitaine in 866 and his father in West Francia in 877, though he was never crowned emperor.

    Twice married, he and his first wife Ansgard de Bourgogne, daughter of Harduin, comte de Bourgogne, had two sons, Louis and Karlmann, both of whom became kings of France, and two daughters, Hildegard and Gisla, who married Robert, count of Troyes. No progeny is recorded for these children.

    With his second wife Adelheid, daughter of Adalhard, count palatine, he had a daughter Ermentrud who would become the mother of Kunigund, wife of the Wigerich, Graf im Bidgau und Ardennengau; they were the ancestors of the House of Luxemburg. Louis and Adelheid also had a posthumous son Charles, who would be known as \'the Simple\' and become, long after his elder brothers\' deaths, king of France.

    Louis was crowned on 8 December 877 by Hincmar, archbishop of Rheims, and was crowned a second time in September 878 by Pope John VIII at Troyes while the pope was attending a council there. The pope may even have offered the imperial crown, but it was declined.

    Louis was said to be physically weak and outlived his father by only two years. He had relatively little impact on politics. He was described \'a simple and sweet man, a lover of peace, justice, and religion\'. In 878 he gave the counties of Barcelona, Gerona, and Besalú to Wifredo I \'el Velloso\' (the Hairy) as reward for his service to Louis and his father Charles \'the Bald\' against the rebel Bernard of Gothia, count of Barcelona, Roussillon, and numerous other Septimanian counties.

    Louis\' final act was to march against the Vikings who were then the scourge of Europe. He fell ill and died at Compiègne on 10 April 879 not long after beginning his final campaign. On his death, his realms were divided between his sons Louis and Karlmann.  [1
    Died 10 Apr, 879 
    Person ID I1443  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 

    Father Charles 'The Bald', Emperor Holy Roman Empire 875-877,   b. 13 Jun, 823, Frankfurt am Main Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct, 877, Avrieux, Mt. Cenis Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Ermentrudis, of Orleans,   b. 27 Sep, 830,   d. 6 Oct 869  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married 13 Dec, 842 
    Family ID F861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adelheid (Adelaide), of Paris,   b. Abt 855,   d. Aft 9 Nov, 901  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 875 
    Children 
    +1. Ermentrud, of Westfranken,   b. Abt 875  [putative]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adelheid (Adelaide), of Paris,   b. Abt 855,   d. Aft 9 Nov, 901  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 875 
    Children 
    +1. Charles III \'the Simple\', King of France,   b. 17 Sep, 879,   d. 7 Oct, 929, Peronne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Louis II 'the Stammerer', King of Aquitaine and later King of West Francia
    Louis II 'the Stammerer', King of Aquitaine and later King of West Francia

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020060&tree=LEO.