Louis, abbé de Saint-Denis

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Birthplace: Poitiers, Vienne, France
Death: Died in France
Immediate Family:

Son of Roricon I, comte du Maine and Rotrude, daughter of Charlemagne & Hildegard
Brother of Rotrudis du Maine and Adeltrude
Half brother of Roricon II du Maine, son of Roricon I, father of Roricon III; Bilichilde ii du Maine, daughter of Roricon II & Bilichilde, sister of Roricon III; Gauzlin du Maine, évêque de Paris; Adeltrude du Maine and Godfrey, Count of Maine, son of Roricon I & Rotrude

Occupation: Abbott of Saint-Denis, Saint-Riquier, and Saint-Wandrille
Managed by: Constance Christine Wynne
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About Louis

Louis (Abbot of Saint-Denis)(circa 800 – 867) was the illegitimate son of Rotrude, daughter of Charlemagne, and Rorgon I of Maine.

He was elevated, with Lupus Servatus, to the Abbey of Saint-Pierre of Ferrières in the Gâtinais. He became an abbot in 838 and Abbot of Saint-Denis in 840 or 841.

He was the archchancellor first of his uncle Louis the Pious and then of his cousin Charles the Bald. In 844, Charles made him abbot of three foundations: Saint-Denis, Saint-Riquier, and Saint-Wandrille.

In 858, he and his half-brother Joscelin were captured by the Vikings and only liberated with the payment of a large ransom. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_(Abbot_of_Saint-Denis)]

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Poitiers, Vienne, France
November 9, 867
Age 67