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.

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.

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.

Patène en serpentine aux poissons. Patène : Ier siècle av. J.-C./ap. J.-C. ; monture : cour de Charles le Chauve (seconde moitié du IXe siècle). Serpentine, or, verres et pierres précieuses. autrefois au trésor de l'Abbaye de Saint-Denis...Serpentine paten with fish. Paten: 1st century BCE/CE; mount: court of Charles the Bald (second half of the 9th century). Serpentine, gold, glass and gems. Before in Abbey of Saint-Denis's treasure. Musée du Louvre. Photo: Siren-Com.

Patène en serpentine aux poissons. Patène : Ier siècle av. J.-C./ap. J.-C. ; monture : cour de Charles le Chauve (seconde moitié du IXe siècle). Serpentine, or, verres et pierres précieuses. autrefois au trésor de l'Abbaye de Saint-Denis...Serpentine paten with fish. Paten: 1st century BCE/CE; mount: court of Charles the Bald (second half of the 9th century). Serpentine, gold, glass and gems. Before in Abbey of Saint-Denis's treasure. Musée du Louvre. Photo: Siren-Com.

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).

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

Musée du Louvre. Serpentine paten with inset golden fishes, from the Treasury of Saint Denis. Paten: 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE; mount: court of Charles the Bald. Gilt of the Caroñingian emperor Charles the Bald to Saint Denis

Musée du Louvre. Serpentine paten with inset golden fishes, from the Treasury of Saint Denis. Paten: 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE; mount: court of Charles the Bald. Gilt of the Caroñingian emperor Charles the Bald to Saint Denis

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