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  2. 4 days ago · Charles I (born 953—died May 21, 992?, Orléans, Fr.) duke of Lower Lorraine, head of the only surviving legitimate line of the Carolingian dynasty by 987, and an unsuccessful claimant for the French throne. Son of Louis IV of France and Gerberga, sister of Otto I of Germany, Charles was banished by his brother, King Lothar, in 977.

  3. Feb 14, 2024 · Charles II (or III), (born February 18, 1543, Nancy, Lorraine [Germany; now in France]—died May 14, 1608, Nancy) duke of Lorraine from 1545, whose reign is noted for its progress and prosperity. Charles was the son of Francis I of Lorraine and Christina of Denmark.

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  4. Feb 7, 2024 · January 989 See all related content → Adalbero Of Ardennes (died January 989) was an archbishop of Reims who, by declaring the Frankish crown to be elective rather than hereditary, paved the way for the accession of Hugh Capet in place of the Carolingian claimant, Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine.

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  5. Feb 8, 2024 · Louis's uncle, Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine, was the younger brother of Louis V's father, Lothair, and considered himself to be the rightful heir to throne, through his heredity. Many nobles agreed with him. Hugh Capet's grandfather was King Robert I, a descendant of the famous Robert the Strong.

  6. Feb 6, 2024 · King Charles is undergoing treatment for a form of cancer, with his son and heir William expected to step up alongside the monarch's siblings and other family members to help carry out public ...

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