Charles the Bald or Charles II (13 June 823 – 6 October 877), Holy Roman Emperor (875–877) and King of West Francia (840–877), with the borders of his land defined by the Treaty of Verdun, 843, was the youngest son of the Emperor Louis the Pious by his second wife Judith, and grandson of Charlemagne.

Charles the Bald or Charles II (13 June 823 – 6 October 877), Holy Roman Emperor (875–877) and King of West Francia (840–877), with the borders of his land defined by the Treaty of Verdun, 843, was the youngest son of the Emperor Louis the Pious by his second wife Judith, and grandson of Charlemagne.

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Equestrian statue: Charlemagne or Charles the Bald  Horse: Late Byzantine Empire (or possibly 9th century).

Equestrian statue: Charlemagne or Charles the Bald Horse: Late Byzantine Empire (or possibly 9th century).

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First Bible of Charles the Bald(Vivian Bible) Evangelists & Prophets Carolingian ca. 860 CE Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale Ms. Lat. 1, folio 329v

First Bible of Charles the Bald(Vivian Bible) Evangelists & Prophets Carolingian ca. 860 CE Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale Ms. Lat. 1, folio 329v

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Apparition of Charles the Bald after his death and burial in Saint Denis.

Apparition of Charles the Bald after his death and burial in Saint Denis.

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Charles the Bald in the Vivian Bible, BnF MS Latin 1, folio 423

Charles the Bald in the Vivian Bible, BnF MS Latin 1, folio 423

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Charles the Bald

Charles the Bald

March 28, 845: Paris captured by the Vikings. Led by Ragnar Lodbrok of legend, 120 Viking ships beseiged and captured the city. After Charles the Bald paid a Danegeld of 700 pounds of silver, they left without burning the city, then went on to attack other parts of France.

March 28, 845: Paris captured by the Vikings. Led by Ragnar Lodbrok of legend, 120 Viking ships beseiged and captured the city. After Charles the Bald paid a Danegeld of 700 pounds of silver, they left without burning the city, then went on to attack other parts of France.

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Carolingian Art | of utrecht psalter carolingian psalter of charles the bald carolingian
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