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CARLOMAN (d. 884)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 343 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARLOMAN (d. 884), king of France, was the eldest son of King Louis II., the Stammerer, and became king, together with his brother Louis III., on his father's death in 879. Although some doubts were cast upon their legitimacy, the brothers obtained recognition and in 88o made a division of the kingdom, Carloman receiving Burgundy and the southern part of France. In 882 he became sole king owing to his brother's death, but the kingdom was in a very deplorable condition, and his power was very circumscribed. Carloman met his death while hunting on the 12th of December 884. See E. Lavisse, Histoire de France, tome ii. (Paris, 1903).
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