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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 Germany, Belgium, France.

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 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)


Siblings


Offspring of Charlemagne and Himiltrude (c742-c780)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Pippin the Hunchback (c769-811) 769 811 Prüm
Amaudru (c770-)

Offspring of Charlemagne and Hildegard (758-783)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rotrude (775-810) 770 6 June 810 Rorgon of Maine (c770-839)

Charles the Younger (c772-811) 772 4 December 811 Bavaria
Adelaide (c773-774) 774 Pavie, Lombardy, Italy 774 Italy
Pepin of Italy (773-810) 773 Vermandois, Normandy, France 8 July 810 Milan, Lombardy, Italy Bertha of Gellone (-)
Ingeltrude (?-?)

Louis the Pious (778-840) 778 Chasseneuil, France 20 June 840 Ingelheim am Rhein Theodelinde of Sens (?-?)
Ermengarde of Hesbaye (c778-818)
Judith of Bavaria (795-843)

Lothair (778-c779) 778 France 779
Bertha (779-823) 779 823 Angilbert (c750-814)

Gisela (781-808) 781 Milan 808
Hildegarde (783-783) 783 France 783 France

Offspring of Charlemagne and Gersuinda (750-aft800)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Adaltrude (774-) 774

Offspring of Charlemagne and Madelgarde de Lommois (c760-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ruodhaid (c775-852) 775 24 March 852 France

Offspring of Charlemagne and Fastrada of Ingelheim (765-794)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Theodrada (784-) 784 9 January 849 Argenteuil
Hiltrude (787-) 787

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