Charles, archbishop of Mainz

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Charles, of Aquitaine

Also Known As: "Carlo d'Aquitania Carolingiens", "Erzbischof"
Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Mayence, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Place of Burial: Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Pépin I, king of Aquitaine and Ringardis of Madrie
Brother of Pepin II, King of Aquitaine; Rothrude of Aquitaine and Mathilde of Aquitaine

Occupation: Archevãeque de Mayence, Arcivescovo
Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Charles, archbishop of Mainz

Charles (825/830 – 4 June 863) was the second son of Pepin I of Aquitaine and Engelberga.


He lived at the court of his uncle Lothair until 848, when, hearing of the deposition of his brother, he set out in March 849 with a band of followers to claim the Aquitainian realm. He was captured by Vivian, count of Maine at the Loire and sent to Charles the Bald. He was put in the monastery of Corbie as either a monk or a deacon.

He escaped in 854 to recruit an army to fight for his brother. He had little success and fled to the court of Louis the German, who made him the archbishop of Mainz and archchancellor on 8 March 856. He made a respectable bishop and died on 4 June 863 and was buried in St. Alban's Abbey, Mainz.


  1. Dictionnaire de Biographie Française. Roman d'Amat and R. Limousin-Lamothe (ed). Paris, 1967.
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Charles, archbishop of Mainz's Timeline

March 8, 856
- June 4, 863
Age 27
Magonza, Lotaringia, Germany
March 8, 856
- June 4, 863
Age 27
June 4, 863
Age 34
Mayence, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany