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Louis V 'le Fainâeant' de France, Roi de Francie Occidentale

Also Known As: "King Louis V of /France/", "called the Indolent or the Sluggard (from French Louis le Fainéant", "meaning "Louis Do-Nothing")"
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Birthplace: Compiègne (França)
Death: Died in Compiègne, 60159, Oise, Picardie, France,
Place of Burial: King of France
Immediate Family:

Son of Lothair IV, roi de France and Emma d'Italia
Husband of Adélaïde la Blanche d'Anjou, Reine consort d'Aquitaine
Brother of Adalberon von Rheims, Archbishop; Eudes de Reims de France, prins; Arnulf Archbishop of Reims; Otto von Rheims and Richard Carolingien

Occupation: Roi de France (986-987), Roi, de France, 986/987, dernier des Carolingiens
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About Louis V 'le Fainâeant' de France, Roi de Francie Occidentale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_V_of_France

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Louis V of France

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louis V (c. 967 – 21 May 987), called the Indolent or the Sluggard (from French Louis le Fainéant, meaning "Louis Do-Nothing"), was the King of France for a period of months in 987 before his early death. The son of King Lothair and his wife Emma, a daughter of the Lothair II of Italy, he was the last Carolingian monarch.

Louis was crowned in June of 979 but did not actually assume power until Lothair's death in 986. Louis V was the last Carolingian king of France and reigned in Laon from March 2, 986 until his own death, at the age of 20, in 987. It may be because he reigned for only one year that medieval biographers awarded him the title qui nihil fecit — "who did nothing".

He married Adelaide of Anjou in 980 in Brioude, where they were immediately crowned King and Queen of Aquitaine. The couple was mismatched, as the age difference was great between the two, and they had no children together. She soon divorced him and fled his house in 982 to Arles.

He inherited a battle between his father's line of elected kings, which had been interrupted twice by the Robertian kings, and the house of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. As defender of Rome, Otto had the power to name the clergy in Carolingian territory, and the clergy he had named were not supporting the Carolingians.

One particular foe was Adalberon, archbishop of Reims whom Otto I had elevated to the powerful archbishopric of Reims. During Lothair's time, Adalberon had tried to negotiate an alliance between the two houses; but the deal had gone bad, and Lothair had tried him for treason in 986. Lothair died at around the same time. Louis V inherited the throne, Lothair's widow, Emma, married a descendant of Otto I, and Louis V received Adalberon again.

Louis died in late May of 987, either accidentally or of poisoning by his mother; at the time of his death, he was again trying Adalberon for treason. He left no legitimate heirs, so his uncle Charles, the Duke of Lower Lorraine, was advanced as the hereditary successor to the throne. But the clergy, including both Adalberon and Gerbert (who later became Pope Sylvester II), argued eloquently for Hugh Capet, who was not only of noble blood but had proven himself through his actions and his military might. Capet was elected to the Frankish throne and Adalberon crowned him, all within two months of Louis V's death. Thus the Carolingian dynasty ended and the Capetian began.

Sources

This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.

Gwatkin, H.M., Whitney, J.P. (ed) et al. The Cambridge Medieval History: Volume III. Cambridge University Press, 1926.

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Louis V of France

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louis V (c. 967 – 21 May 987), called the Indolent or the Sluggard (from French Louis le Fainéant, meaning "Louis Do-Nothing"), was the King of France from 986 until his early death. The son of King Lothair and his wife Emma, a daughter of the Lothair II of Italy, he was the last Carolingian monarch.

Louis was crowned in June of 979 but did not actually assume power until Lothair's death in 986. Louis V was the last Carolingian king of France and reigned in Laon from March 2, 986 until his own death, at the age of 20, in 987. It may be because he reigned for only one year that medieval biographers awarded him the title qui nihil fecit — "who did nothing".

He married Adelaide of Anjou in 980 in Brioude, where they were immediately crowned King and Queen of Aquitaine. The couple was mismatched, as the age difference was great between the two, and they had no children together. She soon divorced him and fled his house in 982 to Arles.

He inherited a battle between his father's line of elected kings, which had been interrupted twice by the Robertian kings, and the house of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. As defender of Rome, Otto had the power to name the clergy in Carolingian territory, and the clergy he had named were not supporting the Carolingians.

One particular foe was Adalberon, archbishop of Reims whom Otto I had elevated to the powerful archbishopric of Reims. During Lothair's time, Adalberon had tried to negotiate an alliance between the two houses; but the deal had gone bad, and Lothair had tried him for treason in 986. Lothair died at around the same time. Louis V inherited the throne, Lothair's widow, Emma, married a descendant of Otto I, and Louis V received Adalberon again.

Louis died in late May of 987, either accidentally or of poisoning by his mother; at the time of his death, he was again trying Adalberon for treason. He left no legitimate heirs, so his uncle Charles, the Duke of Lower Lorraine, was advanced as the hereditary successor to the throne. But the clergy, including both Adalberon and Gerbert (who later became Pope Sylvester II), argued eloquently for Hugh Capet, who was not only of noble blood but had proven himself through his actions and his military might. Capet was elected to the Frankish throne and Adalberon crowned him, all within two months of Louis V's death. Thus the Carolingian dynasty ended and the Capetian began.

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From Wikipedia:

Louis V (c. 967 – 21 May 987), called the Indolent or the Sluggard[citation needed] (from French Louis le Fainéant, meaning "Louis The Lazy"), was the King of Western Francia from 986 until his early death. The son of King Lothair and his wife Emma, a daughter of Lothair II of Italy, he was the last Carolingian monarch.

Louis was crowned in June of 979 but did not actually assume power until Lothair's death in 986. Louis V was the last Carolingian King of Western Francia and reigned in Laon from March 2, 986 until his own death, at the age of 20, in 987. It may be because he reigned for only one year that medieval biographers awarded him the title qui nihil fecit — "who did nothing".

He married Adelaide of Anjou in 980 in Brioude, where they were immediately crowned King and Queen of Aquitaine. The couple was mismatched—Louis was thirteen years old and Adelaide was thirty-three and on her third marriage—and they had no children together. She soon divorced him and fled his house in 982 to Arles.

He inherited a battle between his father's line of elected kings, which had been interrupted twice by the Robertian kings, and the house of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. As defender of Rome, Otto had the power to name the clergy in Carolingian territory, and the clergy he had named were not supporting the Carolingians.

One particular foe was Adalberon, archbishop of Reims whom Otto I had elevated to the powerful archbishopric of Reims. During Lothair's time, Adalberon had tried to negotiate an alliance between the two houses; but the deal had gone bad, and Lothair had tried him for treason in 986. Lothair died at around the same time. Louis V inherited the throne; Lothair's widow, Emma, married a descendant of Otto I; and Louis V received Adalberon again.

Louis died in late May of 987, either accidentally or of poisoning by his mother; at the time of his death, he was again trying Adalberon for treason. He left no legitimate heirs, so his uncle Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine, was advanced as the hereditary successor to the throne. But the clergy, including both Adalberon and Gerbert (who later became Pope Sylvester II), argued eloquently for Hugh Capet, who was not only of noble blood but had proven himself through his actions and his military might. Capet was elected to the Frankish throne and Adalberon crowned him, all within two months of Louis V's death. Thus the Carolingian dynasty ended and the Capetian began.

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Louis the Indolent -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_V_of_France

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Louis V 'le Fainâeant' de France, Roi de Francie Occidentale's Timeline

967
967
Compiègne (França)
979
June 979
Age 12

In 977, Emma was accused by her brother-in-law, Charles of Lower Lorraine, of infidelity with Ascelin, Bishop of Laon. The Queen and Bishop were exonerated by the Synod of Sainte-Macre, led by Adalberon, Archbishop of Rheims, and Charles was forced to flee Western Francia. Emma, to ensure her son's succession, then persuaded Lothair to crown Louis as associated King; Lothair did so, but refused to let him have any real power.

980
980
Age 13
Brioude, Auvergne, France

Upon his marriage to Adelaide of Anjou, they were made King and Queen of Aquitaine.

982
982
Age 15
Brioude, Auvergne, France
987
May 21, 987
Age 20
Compiègne, 60159, Oise, Picardie, France,

Louis died at age 20, either by accident or possibly by poisoning by his mother. He left no legitimate heirs, so his uncle Charles, the Duke of Lower Lorraine, was advanced as the hereditary successor to the throne. But the clergy, including both Adalberon and Gerbert (who later became Pope Sylvester II), argued eloquently for Hugh Capet, who was not only of noble blood but had proven himself through his actions and his military might. Capet was elected to the Frankish throne and Adalberon crowned him, all within two months of Louis V's death. Thus the Carolingian dynasty ended and the Capetian began.

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