History: Treaty of Verdun

Posted on Sun 13 August 2023 in history

843 CE- After the death of Charlemagne, his son Louis the Pious, 814- 840 CE , succeeded him to the throne, however the stability of the Empire soon came into question as competing influences vied for the throne. In 843 CE after the death Louis the Pious, his three sons signed the Treaty of Verdun, an agreement to divide the Carolingian Empire into three major sections. Charles the Bald, 843- 877 CE , ruled the western Frankish lands, which are now a part of France. Louis the German, 843- 876 CE , came to control the Eastern lands, or modern day Germany, and Lothair, 840- 855 CE , gained the middle kingdom from the North~Sea down to Italy.