Louis IV "d'Outremer" CAROLING, King of The West Franks, Holy Roman Emperor
(Abt 913-984)
Lothar D' ARLES, King of Italy
(Abt 930-999)
Lothaire CAROLING, King of the West Franks
Emma D' ARLES of Italy
Louis V CAROLING, King of the Franks


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Adélaïde (Blanche) D' ANJOU

Louis V CAROLING, King of the Franks

  • Born: Between 966 and 967, Laon, Aisne, Picardy, France
  • Married: 982, Vieux-Brioude, Haute-Loire, France
  • Died: 21 May 987

  Research Notes:

Rodulfus Glaber names Louis as son of King Lothaire, commenting that he "had not inherited the energy of his father". His father declared him associate king in 978, crowned 8 Jun 979. He was crowned king of Aquitaine on the day of his marriage in 982. Rodulfus Glaber records that his father "escorted his son home" after he was left by his wife and that "they lived together for some years".

The impression left by these texts is that Louis was in some way subnormal. He succeeded his father 2 Mar 986 as LOUIS V King of the Franks. He quarrelled with his mother, banished Adalbero Bishop of Laon, and besieged Reims.

Richer records that he died 22 May from injuries received when falling from his horse while hunting. The Historia Francorum Senonensis records the death in 987 of "Hludovicus, filius eius [=Hlotharius rex] iuvenis" and his burial "in basilica beati Cornelii martiris Compendio". The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 22 May of "Hludovicus iuvenis Rex".

  Marriage Information:

Louis married Adélaïde (Blanche) D' ANJOU, daughter of Foulques II "Le Bon" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou and Gerberga DU GÂTINAIS, in 982 in Vieux-Brioude, Haute-Loire, France. The marriage ended in divorce in 984. (Adélaïde (Blanche) D' ANJOU was born between 940 and 950 in Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France and died on 16 Oct 1026 in Arles, Bouches-Du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, France.)

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