Louis the Stammerer facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLouis II of France
|King of France|
Louis the Stammerer
|Reign||6 October, 877 – 10 April, 879|
|Coronation||8 December 877 Rheims|
|Titles||Louis the Stammerer|
|Born||1 November, 846|
|Died||10 April, 879|
|Predecessor||Charles the Bald|
|Consort||Adelaide of Paris|
|Consort to||Ansgarde of Burgundy
Adelaide of Paris
Charles the Simple
Hildegarde of France
Gisela of France
Ermentrude of France
|Father||Charles the Bald|
|Mother||Ermentrude of Orléans|
Louis the Stammerer (November 1, 846 — April 10, 879; French: Louis le Bègue), was the oldest son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orléans. He became King of France after his father in France in 877. Unlike his father, he never became Holy Roman Emperor.
In 878, Louis is crowned king by Pope John VIII
Louis the Stammerer married twice. With his first wife Ansgarde of Burgundy he had two sons: Louis III of France (born in 863) and Carloman, King of the West Franks (born in 866). Both of them became kings of France. They also had two daughters: Hildegarde (born in 864) and Gisela (865–884). 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 also became a king of France.
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