Person:Louis le Bègue (1)

Louis II "le Bègue" de France
Facts and Events
Name[10] Louis II "le Bègue" de France
Unknown Louis II "The Stammerer" , King of France
Gender Male
Birth[1][10] 1 Nov 0846 Compiègne, Oise, FranceHouse of Carolingian
Marriage 862 Franceto Ansgarde de Bourgogne
Alt Marriage abt 0868 to Adélaïde de Paris
Marriage abt 0869 to Adélaïde de Paris
Divorce bef 874 from Ansgarde de Bourgogne
Alt Marriage abt 875 to Adélaïde de Paris
Title (nobility)[10] 6 Oct 0877 koning van West Francië
Reference Number[1] Q182840?
Death[1][10] 11 Apr 0879 Compiègne, Oise, France
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. During the peace negotiations between his father and Erispoe of Brittany, Louis was betrothed to an unnamed daughter of Erispoe in 856. It is not known if this was the same daughter who later married Gurivant. The contract was broken in 857 upon Erispoe's murder.

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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  6.   Plantagenet Ancestry, Eng. 116, p. 171.
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  8.   LOUIS, son of CHARLES II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks & his first wife Ermentrudis [d'Orléans] (1 Nov 846-Compiègne 11 Apr 879, bur Compiègne, église collégiale Saint-Corneille), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  9.   Louis II le Bègue (the Stammerer), in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
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    Louis II1 dit le Bègue né le 1er novembre 846, mort le 11 avril 879 à Compiègne. Roi des Francs (877-879), fils de Charles II dit le Chauve et Ermentrude d'Orléans.