Person:Louis the Stammerer (1)

Louis II "The Stammerer" , King of France
Facts and Events
Name Louis II "The Stammerer" , King of France
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Nov 0846 Compiègne, Oise, France
Marriage 862 Franceto Ansgarde , of Burgundy
Alt Marriage ABT 0868 to Adelaide of Paris
Marriage ABT 869 to Adelaide of Paris
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Adelaide of Paris
Alt Marriage BET 872 AND 877 to Adelaide of Paris
Divorce bef 874 from Ansgarde , of Burgundy
Death[1] 10 Apr 0879 Compiègne, Oise, France
Occupation? koning van West Francië
Ancestral File Number 9G61-XT
Other? House of Carolingian
Burial? Compiègne, Oise, France


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Louis the Stammerer (1 November 846 – 10 April 879) was the King of Aquitaine and later King of West Francia. He was the eldest son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude 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. In the French monarchial system, he is considered Louis II.


Twice married, he and his first wife, Ansgarde of Burgundy, had two sons: Louis (born in 863) and Carloman (born in 866), both of whom became kings of France, and two daughters: Hildegarde (born in 864) and Gisela (865–884), who married Robert, Count of Troyes.

With his second wife, Adelaide of Paris, he had one daughter, Ermentrude (875–914) – 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 would become, long after his elder brothers' deaths, king of France.

He 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 the Stammerer 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, Girona, and Besalú to Wilfred the Hairy. His final act was to march against the Vikings who were then the scourge of Europe. He fell ill and died on 9 April or 10 April 879 not long after beginning his final campaign. On his death, his realms were divided between his two sons, Carloman and Louis.

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References
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  9.   Louis II le Bègue (the Stammerer), in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.