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 Louis I “the Pious” of the Franks

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Louis I “the Pious” of the Franks

  • Birth Aug Devillac, Departement du Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France
  • Death 20 Jun Mainz, Mainzer Stadtkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Burial Metz, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Memorial ID 84022206

Louis I (Holy Roman Empire), called The Pious (778-840), Holy Roman emperor (814-840), king of France (814-840), king of Germany (814-840), and king of Aquitaine (781-840). He was the son and sole successor of Charlemagne. In 817 Louis made plans for an orderly succession among his sons: Lothair I, Louis II (Louis the German), and Pepin of Aquitaine. Later he wanted to include in the succession Charles II (Charles the Bald), his son by a second marriage. Dissatisfied, his older sons rebelled (830, 833) against him and fought among themselves for supremacy as well. Pepin died in 838, and in 843 the empire was divided among the three surviving brothers.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
  • Added: 26 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84022206
  • Billie Jasper
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis I “the Pious” of the Franks (Aug–20 Jun), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84022206, citing Saint Arnoul Royal Abbey, Metz, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .