Charles II

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Charles II ( the Bald) (823–77) King of the West Franks (843–77) and Holy Roman Emperor (875–77). Younger son of Emperor Louis I, he was involved in the ambitious disputes of his elder brothers. The Treaty of Verdun (843) made him king of the West Franks, in effect the first king of France. Continuing family conflict, rebellion and Viking attacks resulted in territorial losses. Yet, after the death of Emperor Louis II, Charles was recognized as Holy Roman Emperor.

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Charles II (Emperor of the West)

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