Louis the Pious

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Noun1.Louis the Pious - third son of Charlemagne and king of France and Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (778-840)Louis the Pious - third son of Charlemagne and king of France and Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (778-840)
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Born in 823, the son of Emperor Louis I the Pious by his second wife Judith of Bavaria, and grandson of Charlemagne; his birth provoked civil war among his half-brothers over their inheritance rights to Louis I's realm, but he won the support of his brother Louis the German (842), and received the western third of the Frankish empire by the Treaty of Verdun (843); soon engaged in war with the Vikings and Bretons (844), he also reasserted royal authority over the counts, and executed two of the most rebellious; made king of Aquitaine (region of southwest France) (c.