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LOUIS (893–911)

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 50 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LOUIS (893–911), surnamed the " Child," king of the Franks, son of the emperor Arnulf, was born at Ottingen, designated by Arnulf as his successor in Germany in 897, and crowned on the 4th of February goo. Although he never received the imperial crown, he is sometimes referred to as the emperor Louis IV. His chief adviser was Hattb I., archbishop of Mainz; and during his reign the kingdom was ravaged by Hungarians and torn with internal strife. He appears to have passed his time in journeys from place to place, and in 910 was the nominal leader of an expedition against the Hungarians which was defeated near Augsburg. Louis, who was the last of the German Carolingians, died in August or September 911 and was buried at Regensburg. See Regino von Priam, " Chronicon," in the Monumenta Germaniae historica. Scriptores, Band i. (Hanover and Berlin, 1826) ; E. Dummler, Geschichte des ostfrankischen Reichs (Leipzig, 1887–1888) ; O. Dietrich, Beitrage zur Geschichte Arnolfs von Karnthen and Ludwigs des Kindes (Berlin, 189o) ; and E. Muhlbacher, Pie Regesten des Kaiserreichs unter den Karolingern (Innsbruck, 1881). (A. W. H.*)
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