Louis the Pious, King of Aquitaine

Louis the Pious, King of Aquitaine

Male 778 - 840  (62 years)

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  • Name Louis the Pious 
    Suffix King of Aquitaine 
    Born 778  Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As King of the Franks  [2
    Also Known As Louis the Debonair  [2
    Also Known As Louis the Fair  [2
    Died 20 Jun 840  Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I53971  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2019 

    Father Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 2 Apr 742, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 814, Aachen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Hildegard,   b. 758,   d. 30 Apr 783, Thionville, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F18922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith of Bavaria,   b. 797, (Bavaria, Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 843, Tours, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. Charles II the Bald, King of West Francia,   b. 13 Jun 823, Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 877, Brides-les-Bains, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F20246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 778 - Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 840 - Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Louis the Pious, Co-Emperor of Europe
    Louis the Pious, Co-Emperor of Europe

  • Notes 
    • Louis the Pious (778 20 June 840), also called the Fair, and the Debonaire,[1] was the King of the Franks and co-emperor with his father, Charlemagne, from 813. He was also King of Aquitaine from 781. As the only surviving adult son of Charlemagne and Hildegard, he became the sole ruler of the Franks after his father's death in 814, a position which he held until his death, save for the period 83334, during which he was deposed.

      During his reign in Aquitaine, Louis was charged with the defence of the empire's southwestern frontier. He conquered Barcelona from the Muslims in 801 and asserted Frankish authority over Pamplona and the Basques south of the Pyrenees in 812. As emperor he included his adult sons, Lothair, Pepin, and Louis, in the government and sought to establish a suitable division of the realm among them. The first decade of his reign was characterised by several tragedies and embarrassments, notably the brutal treatment of his nephew Bernard of Italy, for which Louis atoned in a public act of self-debasement.

      In the 830s his empire was torn by civil war between his sons, only exacerbated by Louis's attempts to include his son Charles by his second wife in the succession plans. Though his reign ended on a high note, with order largely restored to his empire, it was followed by three years of civil war. Louis is generally compared unfavourably to his father, though the problems he faced were of a distinctly different sort.

      Addtional biography ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_the_Pious

  • Sources 
    1. [S14727] "Charlemagne, 1st European Emperor (742-814)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne, This person, place,.

    2. [S14728] "Louis the Pious, Co-Emperor of Europe (778-840)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_the_Pious, This person.