Louis, abbot of Saint-Denis

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Louis, abbé de Saint-Denis

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Poitiers, Vienne, France
Death: November 9, 867 (63-71)
Immediate Family:

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

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

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