Person:Ludwig the German (1)

Ludwig "the German" _____, King of the East Franks
b.Est 806
m. Est 794
  1. Lothaire Ier de LotharingieAbt 795 - 855
  2. Pepin I _____, King of AquitaineAbt 797 - 838
  3. Rotrude _____, of FranceEst 800 -
  4. Berta _____, of FranceEst 802 -
  5. Hildegarde _____, der Franken, Abbess of LaonEst 804 - 857
  6. Ludwig "the German" _____, King of the East FranksEst 806 - 876
m. 827
  1. Princesa Gisela _____
  2. Hildegard _____828 - 856
  3. Carloman of Bavaria830 - 880
  4. Irmgard of ChiemseeBet abt 830 & 833 - 866
  5. Louis "the Younger" _____835 - 882
  6. Charles "the Fat" _____839 - 888
  7. Bertha _____
  8. Gisela _____
Facts and Events
Name[3] Ludwig "the German" _____, King of the East Franks
Alt Name[3] Louis _____, King of Bavaria and Carinthia
Gender Male
Birth[3] Est 806 House of Carolingian
Marriage 827 to Hemma _____, Princess of Bavaria
Death[3] 28 Aug 876 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Burial[3] Lorsch, Darmstadt, Hessen, GermanyLorsch Abbey
Reference Number[1] Q152463?

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Louis the German (c. 806/810 – 28 August 876), also known as Louis II of Germany and Louis II of East Francia, was the first king of East Francia, and ruled from 843 to 876 AD. Grandson of emperor Charlemagne and the third son of Louis the Pious, emperor of Francia, and his first wife, Ermengarde of Hesbaye, he received the appellation Germanicus shortly after his death when East Francia became known as the kingdom of Germany.

After protracted clashes with his father and his brothers, Louis received the East Frankish kingdom in the Treaty of Verdun (843). His attempts to conquer his half-brother Charles the Bald's West Frankish kingdom in 858–59 were unsuccessful. The 860s were marked by a severe crisis, with the East Frankish rebellions of the sons, as well as struggles to maintain supremacy over his realm. In the Treaty of Meerssen he acquired Lotharingia for the East Frankish kingdom in 870. On the other hand, he tried and failed to claim both the title of Emperor and Italy. In the East, Louis was able to reach a longer-term peace agreement in 874 after decades of conflict with the Moravians. His rule shows a marked decline in creation of written administration and government documents, a trend that would continue into Ottonian times.

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  1. Louis the German, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Brian Tompsett, (i)Directory of Royal Genealogy Data(/i) (United Kingdom: University of Hull,).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 LOUIS ([806]-Frankfurt-am-Main 28 Aug 876, bur Kloster Lorsch)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.