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Charles the Bald or Charles II (13 June 823 – 6 October 877), Holy Roman Emperor (875–877) and King of West Francia (840–877), with the borders of his land defined by the Treaty of Verdun, 843, was the youngest son of the Emperor Louis the Pious by his second wife Judith, and grandson of Charlemagne.

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Bald Eagle, in Flight, Alaska. [we saw dozens on the Coast between Anchorage & Seward.] Inspiring

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King Ragnar of Lodbrock "Hairy Breeches" Sigurdsson King of Denmark and King of Sweden. March 28, 845: Paris captured by the Vikings. Led by Ragnar Lodbrok of legend, 120 Viking ships beseiged and captured the city. After Charles the Bald paid a Danegeld of 700 pounds of silver, they left without burning the city, then went on to attack other parts of France. 31th G GRANDFATHER

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Most historians prefer to use the term "Frankish Kingdoms" or "Frankish Realm" to refer to the area covering parts of today's Germany and France from the 5th to the 9th century. The size of the empire at its zenith around 800 AD was 1,112,000 km2, with a population of between 10 to 20 million people.[2] @Wikipedia

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Judith of Flanders (or Judith of France) (c. 843 – 870)[1] was the eldest daughter of the Frankish King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Bald and his wife Ermentrude of Orléans. Through her marriages to two Kings of Wessex, Æthelwulf and Æthelbald, she was twice a queen. Her first two marriages were childless, but through her third marriage to Baldwin, she became the first Countess of Flanders and an ancestress of later Counts of Flanders.

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