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Encyclopedia > Charles the Simple
French Monarchy-
Carolingian Dynasty
(French branch)

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Charles the Simple or Charles (September 17, 879 - October 7, 929) was a member of the Carolingian dynasty. He ruled as King of Western Francia from 898 to 922. Also see: France in the Middle Ages. ... The following list of Frankish Kings is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Charles the Bald - Detail from a painting in the First Bible of Charles the Bald, painted ca. ... Judith (c. ... Louis the Stammerer (November 1, 846 – April 10, 879), also known as Louis II and Louis le Begue, was the son of Charles II and Ermentrude of Orléans. ... Charles the Child (in the Latin of the Annales Bertiniani, Karolus puer) (c. ... Carloman (d. ... Louis the Stammerer (November 1, 846 – April 10, 879), also known as Louis II and Louis le Begue, was the son of Charles II and Ermentrude of Orléans. ... Louis III (c. ... Carloman (died December 12, 884), king of Western Francia, was the eldest son of King Louis the Stammerer, and became king, together with his brother Louis III, on his fathers death in 879. ... Louis III (c. ... Carloman (died December 12, 884), king of Western Francia, was the eldest son of King Louis the Stammerer, and became king, jointly with his brother Louis III, on his fathers death in 879. ... Louis IV dOutremer: King of France 936 to 954, member of the Carolingian dynasty. ... Louis IV dOutremer: King of France 936 to 954, member of the Carolingian dynasty. ... Lothair (941-986), king of France, son of Louis IV and Gerberge of Saxony, succeeded his father in 954, and was at first under the guardianship of Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks, and then under that of his maternal uncle Bruno, archbishop of Cologne. ... Charles of Lorraine (953-993) was the son of King Louis IV of France and Gerberga. ... Charles of Lorraine (953-993) was the son of King Louis IV of France and Gerberga. ... Lothair (941-986), king of France, son of Louis IV and Gerberge of Saxony, succeeded his father in 954, and was at first under the guardianship of Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks, and then under that of his maternal uncle Bruno, archbishop of Cologne. ... King Louis V of France (ca. ... King Louis V of France (ca. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Events Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona, founded the benedictine monastery at Ripoll. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Events Emir Abd-ar-rahman III of Cordoba declares himself caliph. ... Also see: France in the Middle Ages. ... Western Francia was the land under the control of Charles the Bald after the Treaty of Verdun of 843, which divided the Carolingian Empire of the Franks into an East, West, and Middle. ...

Charles the Simple (image from the Bibliothèque nationale de France)
Charles the Simple (image from the Bibliothèque nationale de France)

The posthumous son of King Louis the Stammerer and Adelaide, Charles married Frederonne who died in 917 and he then married Eadgifu, the daughter of Edward the Elder of England, on October 7, 919. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (472x643, 77 KB) Charles III le Simple Bibliothèque Nationale de france File links The following pages link to this file: List of French monarchs ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (472x643, 77 KB) Charles III le Simple Bibliothèque Nationale de france File links The following pages link to this file: List of French monarchs ... The new buildings of the library. ... Louis the Stammerer (November 1, 846 – April 10, 879), also known as Louis II and Louis le Begue, was the son of Charles II and Ermentrude of Orléans. ... Frederonne (died 917) was the first wife of King Charles III of France. ... Eadgifu was the daughter of Edward the Elder of Mercia. ... Edward the Elder or Eadweard I (c. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – 60,609... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Events King Edward I of England conquers Bedford. ...


As a child, Charles was prevented from succeeding to the throne at the time of the death in 884 of his half-brother Carloman or at the time The Holy Roman Emperor, his uncle, Charles the Fat was deposed in 887 after he had succeeded Carloman of France. Instead, Odo, Count of Paris, succeeded Charles the Fat. Nonetheless, Charles became king at the age of nineteen upon the death of Odo in 898. Carloman (died December 12, 884), king of Western Francia, was the eldest son of King Louis the Stammerer, and became king, together with his brother Louis III, on his fathers death in 879. ... Charles the Fat in the Grandes Chroniques de France. ... Events Emperor Uda ascends to the throne of Japan Births Deaths September 18 - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle) Emperor Koko of Japan Categories: 887 ... Carloman (died December 12, 884), king of Western Francia, was the eldest son of King Louis the Stammerer, and became king, jointly with his brother Louis III, on his fathers death in 879. ... Odo (or Eudes) (c. ... Events Accession of Pope John IX Accession of King Kasyapa IV of Sri Lanka Magyar army headed by Álmos besieges Kiev Magyar tribes found state of Szekesfahervar in Hungary Bologna joins Italian Kingdom End of Yodit era in Ethiopia Foundation of Bhaktapur in Nepal Births Deaths Category: ...


The kingdom of Charles the Simple was similar to today's France, but he was obliged to concede what would become known as Normandy to the Norsemen. Mont Saint Michel, one of the famous symbols of Normandy. ... The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous people of France and the Viking invaders under the leadership of Hrolf Ganger, who adopted the French name Rollo and swore allegiance to the king of France (Charles the Simple). ...


In 922 some of the barons (including Herbert II of Vermandois) revolted and crowned Robert I, brother of Odo, king. In 923, at the battle of Soissons, King Robert was killed, but Charles was also defeated. Rudolph, Duke of Burgundy was elected king, and Charles was imprisoned. Herbert II (884 – 23 February 943), Count of Vermandois and Count of Troyes, was the son of Herbert I of Vermandois. ... Robert I (c. ... Soissons is a town and commune in the Aisne département, Picardie, France, located on the Aisne River, about 60 miles northeast of Paris. ... Rudolph of Burgundy (also Raoul or Ralph) (died January 15, 936) was duke of Burgundy between 921/923 and King of Western Francia from this date to his death. ...


Charles died on October 7, 929, in prison at Péronne (Somme, France) and was buried there at the L'abbaye de St-Fursy. His son with Eadgifu would eventually be crowned in 936 as Louis IV of France. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Events Emir Abd-ar-rahman III of Cordoba declares himself caliph. ... Péronne is the name or part of the name of several communes in France: Péronne, in the Saône-et-Loire département Péronne, in the Somme département Péronne-en-Mélantois, in the Nord département This is a disambiguation page — a list of... Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... Events King Taejo of Goryeo (Wanggeon) defeats Hubaekje. ... Louis IV dOutremer: King of France 936 to 954, member of the Carolingian dynasty. ...

Preceded by:
Odo
King of Western Francia
898–922
Succeeded by:
Robert I
Preceded by:
Louis the Child
King of Lotharingia
911–922
Succeeded by:
Henry the Fowler

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Charles the Simple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
Charles the Simple or Charles III (September 17, 879 - October 7, 929) was a member of the Carolingian dynasty.
As a child, Charles was prevented from succeeding to the throne at the time of the death in 884 of his half-brother Carloman or at the time The Holy Roman Emperor, his uncle, Charles the Fat was deposed in 887 after he had succeeded Carloman of France.
Nonetheless, Charles became king at the age of nineteen upon the death of Odo in 898.
Charles the Simple (246 words)
Charles was too young to assume the throne on the death of his half-brother, Carloman, in 884 or that of his cousin, Charles the Fat, in 888.
Charles was strongly under the influence of Robert, brother of the dead Eudes.
Charles killed Robert in battle in 923 but was soon taken prisoner by Herbert, count of Vermandois, who used him for his own gain against Rudolf, Robert's son-in-law and the new king.
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