Definition of Louis the Pious
1. Noun. Third son of Charlemagne and king of France and Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (778-840).
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Church and State, which for a short time were united in Charlemagne, had, as early as the reign of Louis the Pious, become separated. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The Empire fell to Louis the Pious, sole survivor of his three sons. ... The division that Louis the Pious made at Aix in 817 among his three sons, Lothair, ..."
3. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"STRUGGLES BETWEEN THE SONS OF Louis THE Pious (840) Louis [the German], the emperor's son, ... The death of Louis the Pious and the strife between his sons. ..."
4. A History of Germany in the Middle Ages by Ernest Flagg Henderson (1894)
"Evil reign of Louis the Pious. External enemies. Louis's piety. ... THE reign of Louis the Pious fills one of the saddest periods of German history. ..."
5. A History of Germany: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Friedrich Kohlrausch (1844)
"Louis the Pious, 814-840—Division of the ... Louis the Pious did not resemble his ancestors. However, his personal appearance was by no means insignificant, ..."
6. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"Louis the Pious and the Popes of his Time.—Charlemagne's weaker son Louis the Pious, AD 814-840, was not in a position to carry out the work his father had ..."