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.

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.

Equestrian statue: Charlemagne or Charles the Bald  Horse: Late Byzantine Empire (or possibly 9th century).

Equestrian statue: Charlemagne or Charles the Bald Horse: Late Byzantine Empire (or possibly 9th century).

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Charles the Bald

Charles the Bald

Charles the Bald in the Saint Emmeram Gospels, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. lat. 1400 folio 5v

Charles the Bald in the Saint Emmeram Gospels, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. lat. 1400 folio 5v

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.

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.

34th Great Grandfather -Charles, the Bald, Carolingen, King of West Francia, Emperor of Holy roman empire.  823 AD-877AD

34th Great Grandfather -Charles, the Bald, Carolingen, King of West Francia, Emperor of Holy roman empire. 823 AD-877AD

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Wanda packs lunch for daddy Magneto-the eggs are Charles' bald head

Wanda packs lunch for daddy Magneto-the eggs are Charles' bald head

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