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Charles the Younger 
Birth: 772
Death: 4 December 811 Bavaria
Father: Charlemagne (747-814)
Mother: Hildegard (758-783)
Sex: Male Icon
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Charles the Younger Carolingian, Duke of Maine, King of the Franks, was born circa 772 to Charlemagne (747-814) and Hildegard (758-783) and died 4 December 811 in Bavaria of stroke. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814). Ancestors are from Belgium, Germany.
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Charles the Younger was the second son of Charlemagne and the first by his second wife, Hildegard of Swabia. When Charlemagne divided his empire among his sons, his son Charles was designated King of the Franks.

His elder brother, Pippin the Hunchback, was disinherited, and his younger brothers Carloman (renamed Pepin) and Louis the Pious received Italy and Aquitaine, respectively.

Charles was mostly preoccupied with the Bretons, whose border he shared and who insurrected on at least two occasions and were easily put down, but he was also sent against the Saxons on multiple occasions. Charles' father outlived him, however, and the entire kingdom thus went to his younger brother Louis the Pious, Pippin also having died.

Around 789 it was suggested by Charlemagne that Charles the Younger should be married to Offa's daughter Ælfflæd. Offa insisted that the marriage could only go ahead if Charlemagne's daughter Bertha was married to Offa's son Ecgfrith. Charlemagne took offence, broke off contact, and closed his ports to English traders. Eventually, normal relations were reestablished and the ports were reopened. Just a few years later, in 796, Charlemagne and Offa concluded the first commercial treaty known in English history.

His father associated Charles in the government of Francia and Saxony in 790, and installed him as ruler of the ducatus Cenomannicus (corresponding to the later Duchy of Maine). Charles was crowned King of the Franks at Rome December 25, 800, the same day his father was crowned Emperor.

On 4 December 811, in Bavaria, Charles had a stroke and died. He left no children.


Namesakes of Charles the Younger (c772-811)

  Birth place Death place Father Mother Joined with
Charles the Child (847-866) Charles the Bald (823-877) Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)
Charles the Simple (879-929) Louis the Stammerer (846-879) Adelaide de Frioul (850-901) Frederuna (887-917) +Eadgifu of Wessex (902-aft955)
Charles the Fat (839-888) Louis the German (c806-876) Hemma of Altdorf (808-876) Richardis of Swabia (c840-c895)+
Charles of Aquitaine (c827-863) Senlis Pepin I of Aquitaine (797-838) Ingeltrude de Madrie (808-876)
Charles de Provence (c845-863) Lothair (795-855) Ermengarde of Tours (?-851)
Charles of Lower Lorraine (989-aft991) Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993) Adelaide de Troyes (c955-c991)
Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993) Laon, France Orleans, France Louis IV (c920-954) Gerberga von Sachsen (913-969) Adelaide de Troyes (c955-c991)+Bonne d'Ardennes (?-?)
Charles (876-877) Charles the Bald (823-877) Richildis de Provence (c845-910)
Charles the Bald (823-877) Frankfurt am Main Avrieux Louis the Pious (778-840) Judith of Bavaria (795-843) Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)+Richildis de Provence (c845-910)
Charles the Younger (c772-811) Bavaria Charlemagne (747-814) Hildegard (758-783)




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