Historical Figures

Louis I the Pious or the Debonair (778 - 840)

Last updated:2022-07-25

Third and only surviving son of Charlemagne and Hildegard. He was named king of Aquitaine (781) then associated with the throne (813). From Queen Ermengarde he has three sons, Lothair I, the eldest, associated with the throne, is considered the sole heir of the empire. Pepin and Louis the German will have to obey Lothair. On the death of Ermengarde he remarried the beautiful Judith of Bavaria (818) with whom he had a son Charles the Bald (823). In a new partition Louis attributes to Charles the greater part of his States. His three eldest sons then raise the aristocracy. Louis no longer had any power (830-31), Lothair overthrew him in 833. His other sons restored him in 835. He died in 840.

Charlemagne Charles II the Bald