Destined from childhood to life in a monastery, Carloman revolted against his father who was then imprisoned in Senlis. Under orders from Pope Adrian II, Charles freed his sons and obliged them to follow him in his expedition against Girart de Roussillon in 870. Carloman abandoned his father and, with an army of deserters, sacked the regions of Reims and Belgium. He was captured by his father in 870. Through the mediation of Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims, Charles demanded the excommunication of his son. This was approved by a majority of the bishops. In 873, Charles the Bald ordered for Carloman to be blinded and imprisoned in Corbie. After being blinded, Carloman escaped and took refuge in the kingdom of his uncle, Louis the German . He retired to the Abbey of Echternach, where he died in 876, childless.
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Namesakes of Carloman (849-876)