Person:Louis the Pious (1)

Louis I "the Pious" , Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 16 Apr 0778 and Oct 0778 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Vienne, France
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Name[6] Louis I "the Pious" , Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
Alt Name Lodewijk I
Alt Name[6] Louis , King of the Aquitainians
Gender Male
Birth[6] bet 16 Apr 0778 and Oct 0778 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Vienne, France
Marriage est 794 to Ermengarde of Hesbaye
Marriage  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
Other  No accepted wife?
Marriage Feb 0819 Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen, Germanyto Judith , of Bavaria
Death[6] 20 Jun 0840 Ingelheim, Hessen, Germany
Ancestral File Number 9GCD-78
Ancestral File Number 1RGT-99W
Other? House of Carolingian
Burial[6] Metz, Moselle, France

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Louis the Pious (778 – 20 June 840), also called the Fair, and the Debonaire, was the King of Aquitaine from 781. He was also King of the Franks and co-Emperor (as Louis I) with his father, Charlemagne, from 813.

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 833–34, 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.

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