LOTHAIR (941–986) ,
See also:king of France, son of
See also:Louis IV., succeeded his
See also:father in 954, and was at first under the guardianship of Hugh the
See also:Great, duke of the Franks, and then under that of his maternal
See also:Bruno, archbishop of Cologne . The beginning of his reign was occupied with
See also:wars against the vassals, particularly against the duke of
See also:Normandy . Lothair then seems to have conceived the design of recovering
See also:Lorraine . He attempted to precipitate matters by a sudden attack, and in the
See also:spring of 978 nearly captured the emperor
See also:Otto II. at
See also:Aix-la-Chapelle . Otto took his revenge in the autumn by invading France . He penetrated as far as
See also:Paris, devastating the
See also:country through which he passed, but failed to take the
See also:town, and was forced to retreat with heavy loss . Peace was concluded in 980 at Margut-sur-Chiers, and in 983 Lothair was even chosen
See also:guardian to the
See also:young Otto III . Towards 98o, however, Lothair quarrelled with Hugh the Great's son, Hugh
See also:Capet, who, at the instigation of
See also:Adalberon, archbishop of Reims, became reconciled with Otto III . Lothair died on the 2nd of
See also:March 986 . By his wife Emma, daughter of Lothair, king of 'Italy, he
See also:left a son who succeeded him as Louis V . See F . Lot,
See also:Les Derniers Carolingiens (Paris, 1891) ; and the Recueil
See also:des actes de Lothaire et de Louis V., edited by L .
Halphen and F . Lot (1908) .
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