Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor
Sex: MIndividual InformationBirth: 846 1 Christening: Death: April 10, 879 Compiègne, France 1 Burial: Cause of Death: AFN #:
ParentsFather: Charles II, Holy Roman Emperor Mother: Ermentrude
Spouses and Children1. *Adelaide Marriage: Cir 868 2 Status: Children: 1. Charles III, King of France 893-922 2. Ermentrude of France
"Byname Louis the Stammerer, king of Francia Occidentalis (the West Frankish
Kingdom) from 877 until his death.
"Louis, the son of King Charles II the Bald, was made king of Aquitaine under
his father's tutelage in 867. Charles became emperor in 875 and two yaers
later left Louis as regent while he defended Italy for Pope John VIII. Louis
was elected king of the West Franks in December 877. At a council in Troyes
in 878, the Pope attempted to force Louis to take up the role of defender of
the papacy, but Louis refused. Louis and his cousin Louis the Younger, ruler
of the East Frankish Kingdom, agreed to maintain the division of Lotharingia
that their respective fathers had negotiated in the Treaty of Mersen in 870.
Louis had hoped to redistribute offices of state but was frustrated by the
Frankish magnates, who had accepted him as king on the condition that he
respect their possessions and rights."
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1 Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition.
2 Ancestral Roots, Frederick Weis, (Seventh Edition 1992,1993 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Maryland ISBN 0-8063-1207-6). 125.