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Charles le Chauve denier Bourges after 848
Charles the Bald

Charles the Bald (13 June 823 - 6 October 877) was King Charles II of France (843-877) and also Charles II of the Holy Roman Empire (875-877) and King of West Francia (840-877).

Marriages, family and children

Charles married Ermentrude, daughter of Odo I, Count of Orléans, in 842. She died in 869. In 870, Charles married Richilde of Provence, who was descended from a noble family of Lorraine.

With Ermentrude:

  • Judith (844–870), married firstly with Athelwulf of Wessex, secondly with Athelbald of Wessex (her stepson) and thirdly with Baldwin I of Flanders
  • Louis the Stammerer (846–879)
  • Charles the Child (847–866)
  • Lothar the Lame (848–866), monk in 861, became Abbot of Saint-Germain
  • Carloman (849–876)
  • Rotrud (852–912), a nun, Abbess of Saint-Radegunde
  • Ermentrud (854–877), a nun, Abbess of Hasnon
  • Hildegard (born 856, died young)
  • Gisela (857–874)
  • Godehilde (864-907)

With Richilde:

  • Rothild (871–929), married firstly to Hugues, Count of Bourges and secondly to Roger, Count of Maine
  • Drogo (872–873)
  • Pippin (873–874)
  • a son (born and died 875)
  • Charles (876–877)

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