Charles the Bald Carolingian, King of Aquitaine, King of Italy, Holy Roman Emperor, King of West Francia, was born 823 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Louis the Pious (778-840) and Judith of Bavaria (795-843) and died 877 in Avrieux, France of unspecified causes. He married Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869) 842 JL . He married Richildis de Provence (c845-910) 870 JL . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814). Ancestors are from France, Germany, Belgium.


Offspring of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Judith (844-870) 844 870 Æthelwulf of Wessex (c795-858)
Æthelbald of Wessex (-860)
Baldwin I of Flanders (c835-879)

Louis the Stammerer (846-879) 1 November 846 10 April 879 Ansgarde of Burgundy (826-c881)
Adelaide de Frioul (850-901)

Charles the Child (847-866) 847 29 September 866
Lothar (848-865) 848 865
Carloman (849-876) 849 876
Rotrud (852-912) 852 912
Ermentrud (854-877) 854 877
Hildegard (856-?) 856
Gisela (857-874) 852 874

Offspring of Charles the Bald and Richildis de Provence (c845-910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rothilde (871-929) 871 929 Hugues of Brugues (?-892)
Roger du Maine (c860-900)

Drogo (872-873) 872 873
Pippin (873-874) 873 874
Unknown (875-875) 875 875
Charles (876-877) 876 877
Some sources add a 6th daughter with Ermentrude, Godehilde (864-907), who may have married a count of Maine.


Offspring of Louis the Pious and Theodelinde of Sens (?-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Arnulf of Sens (c794-?) 794 841
Alpais (793-855) 793 855

Offspring of Louis the Pious and Ermengarde of Hesbaye (c778-818)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lothair (795-855) 795 29 September 855 Ermengard of Tours (801-851)
Doda (?-?)

Pepin I of Aquitaine (797-838) 797 13 December 838 Ingeltrude de Madrie (808-876)

Adelaide (c799-?) 799
Rotrude (800-860) 802 23 August 860 Gerard d'Auvergne (-841)

Hildegard (c802-841) 802 Maine Error: Invalid time. Rather de Limoges (?-841)

Louis the German (c806-876) 806 28 August 876 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Hemma of Altdorf (808-876)

Offspring of Louis the Pious and Judith of Bavaria (795-843)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Gisela (c820-aft874) 820 874 Eberhard di Friuli (c815-866)

Charles the Bald (823-877) 823 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 877 Avrieux, France Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)
Richildis de Provence (c845-910)


second cousin

Charles the Bald (823-877)

Namesakes of Charles the Bald (823-877)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Charles of Lower Lorraine (989-aft991)Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993)Adelaide de Troyes (c955-c991)
Charles the Child (847-866)Charles the Bald (823-877)Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)
Charles Martel (686-741)Herstal, BelgiumQuierzy-sur-Oise, FrancePepin of Herstal (635-714)Alpaida (c640-714)Rotrude of Treves (690-724)+Swanachild of Agilolfings (c700-)+Roudhaid (c700-)
Charles the Fat (839-888)Louis the German (c806-876)Hemma of Altdorf (808-876)Richardis of Swabia (c840-c895)+
Charles the Younger (c772-811)BavariaCharlemagne (747-814)Hildegard (758-783)
Charles de Provence (c845-863)Lothair (795-855)Ermengard of Tours (801-851)
Charles the Bald (823-877)Frankfurt am Main, GermanyAvrieux, FranceLouis the Pious (778-840)Judith of Bavaria (795-843)Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)+Richildis de Provence (c845-910)
Charles the Simple (879-929)Louis the Stammerer (846-879)Adelaide de Frioul (850-901)Frederuna (887-917) +Eadgifu of Wessex (902-aft955)
Charles of Aquitaine (c827-863)SenlisPepin I of Aquitaine (797-838)Ingeltrude de Madrie (808-876)
Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993)Laon, FranceOrleans, FranceLouis 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)

Footnotes (including sources)

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  Robin Patterson, rtol

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