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Who's Who in Medieval History and the Renaissance

Charles II


King & Emperor



Charles II, known as Charles the Bald (in French Charles le Chauve; in German Karl der Kahle), grandson of Charlemagne and youngest son of Louis the Pious, was king of the West Frankish kingdom and, later, Western Emperor.

Important Dates

Born: June 13, 823
Crowned emperor: Dec. 25, 875
Died: Oct. 6, 877

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The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe
by Pierre Riché; translated by Michael Idomir Allen

Related Resources

The Carolingian Empire
An index of sites concerning the predecessors and successors of Charlemagne and the empire they built.

Early Europe
Directory of sites that offer useful resources for the study of Europe in Late Antiquty, or shortly after the fall of Rome. 


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