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Louis III of France

Louis III was the king of West Francia from 879 until his death in 882. The eldest son of king Louis II and his first wife Ansgarde of Burgundy, he succeeded his father and ruled jointly with his younger brother Carloman II, who became sole ruler after Louis's death. Louis's short reign was marked by military success. Louis was born while his father was King of Aquitaine and his grandfather Charles the Bald was ruling West Francia; some doubts were raised about his legitimacy, since his parents had married secretly and Ansgarde was repudiated at Charles' insistence. When Charles died in 877 and Louis the Stammerer died two years some Frankish nobles advocated electing Louis as the sole king, but another party favoured each brother ruling a separate part of the kingdom. In September 879 Louis was crowned at Ferrières Abbey. In March 880 at Amiens the brothers divided their father's kingdom, Louis receiving the northern part, called Neustria or sometimes Francia. Duke Boso, one of Charles the Bald's most trusted lieutenants renounced his allegiance to both brothers and was elected King of Provence.

In the summer of 880 Carloman II and Louis III marched against him and captured Mâcon and the northern part of Boso's kingdom. They united their forces with those of their cousin Charles the Fat ruling East Francia and Kingdom of Italy, unsuccessfully besieged Vienne from August to November. In 881 Louis III achieved a momentous victory against Viking raiders, whose invasions had been ongoing since his grandfather's reign, at the Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu. Within a year of the battle an anonymous poet celebrated it and the king, for both his prowess and piety in a short poem Ludwigslied composed in the Old High German. Louis III died on 5 August 882, aged around 18, at Saint-Denis in the centre of his realm. Whilst mounting his horse to pursue a girl, running to seek refuge in her father's house he hit his head on the lintel of a low door and fell, fracturing his skull. Since he had no children, his brother Carloman II became the sole king of West Francia and the victor of Saucourt was buried in the royal mausoleum of the Basilica of St Denis.

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Shelley Ryan

Shelley Ryan was an American gardener and cook best known as the host of the television show Wisconsin Gardener which aired on Wisconsin Public Television and other PBS Stations. "Gardening isn't about plants, compost or dirt," she said. "It's about people." Ryan was born in 1956 in Illinois, to Neil and Jane Ford. She moved to Middleton, Wisconsin as a young girl, graduated from Middleton High School, attended and graduated from UW-Madison. Ryan worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for a number of years before finding her true love in plants in the gardening world, she became a Master Gardener through UW Extension and worked at a number of different nurseries in the area before her idea of a television show for Public TV that would cover the wants and questions of the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Gardener is a half-hour show that Ryan hosted on Wisconsin Public Television. On the air since 1992, the program was one of the longest running gardening programs on North American television, with hundreds of episodes filmed.

Ryan produced the program for 21 years. The show led to creation of Wisconsin Public Television's Garden Expo, which draws 20,000 gardening enthusiasts to Madison every February. Over the years, Ryan was the voice of promotional spots for both Wisconsin Public Televsiion and Wisconsin Public Radio. Ryan published a cookbook, Love And Laughter: Growing And Eating Through the Seasons in 2005 through HenschelHAUS Publishing, she wrote columns and articles for Wisconsin Gardening Magazine, Country Market, Midwest Living magazine, Country Woman magazine, Fine Gardening magazine, local and regional publications. Ryan lived in Wisconsin with her husband. Ryan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Ryan retired from her role as host of "The Wisconsin Gardener" in April 2013 after completing work on the show's final season. At the time, she shared news with her fans. Wisconsin Gardener TV show Web site Shelley Ryan at Find a Grave

Charles de Schomberg

Charles de Schomberg, Duke d'Halluin, was a French soldier from the 17th century and Marshal of France. Charles de Schomberg was the son of Henri de Schomberg a Marshal of France, his first wife Françoise d'Espinay. Charles de Schomberg is best known for his victory against the Spanish at the Battle of Leucate on 28 September 1637. Following this victory, he was made a Marshal of France, he was Governor of Languedoc between 1633 and 1644. He became Governor of the Citadel of Metz and of the Trois-Évêchés between 1644 and his death in 1656, he was Colonel-general of the Cent-Suisses et Grisons between 1647 and 1656. He first married Duchess d'Halluin, who had divorced Henry de Nogaret de La Valette; this made him Duke of Halluin, but Henry de Nogaret de La Valette kept his title, which led to complicated situations at the French Court. Anne died without children in November 1641. Charles de Schomberg remarried on 24 September 1646 with Marie de Hautefort, Lady-in-waiting of Queen Anne of Austria and former confidante of King Louis XIII of France.

They had no children

Mat Erpelding

Mathew Erpelding was a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives from the north Boise-based District 19 in the A seat from 2012 until 2019. Erpelding served as House Minority Leader from January 2017 until his December 2019 resignation. From 1993 to 1997, Erpelding attended Idaho State University, in Pocatello, graduating with a BA in psychology, he earned a master's degree in adult education and organizational learning from the University of Idaho. Rep. Erpelding co-owns Idaho Mountain Guides serving as instructor. Additionally, he teaches at Boise State University in the College of Innovation and Design as an adjunct instructor for the LEAD certification. Prior to his election in 2012, Rep. Erpelding was a social and behavioral sciences instructor at the College of Western Idaho. An accomplished mountain guide, Erpelding has guided mountains across the western United States, most notably summiting Denali four times. During the 2012 session of the Idaho Legislature, Erpelding served as an aide for Representative Brian Cronin.

He has been vice chair of the Ada County Democratic Party. In 2003 Erpelding founded Experiential Adventures LLC, which offers "clients hands on leadership experience in fun and progressive learning environments."In December 2019, Erpelding resigned from the Idaho House to take a position with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. Erpelding was elected as the Idaho House of Representatives Minority Leader by the House Democratic Caucus in December 2016.2016 Erpelding was unopposed in the Democratic Primary. Erpelding defeated Republican Mark Patten with 68.75% of the vote. 2014 Erpelding was unopposed in the Democratic Primary. Erpelding defeated Republican Mitchell Berger with 71.6% of the vote.2012 When Democratic Representative Cherie Buckner-Webb ran for Idaho Senate, Erpelding won the three-way May 15, 2012 Democratic Primary with 1,449 votes. Erpelding won the November 6, 2012 General election with 14,695 votes against Republican nominee Mike Washburn. Official page at the Idaho Legislature Campaign site

1561 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1561. August 21 – The Peresopnytsia Gospels are completed. September – Serbian Orthodox hieromonks Jovan Maleševac and Matija Popović begin to collaborate with the Protestant reformer Primož Trubar on printing the New Testament and other religious books in Cyrillic letters, at Urach in Germany. William Baldwin's Beware the Cat, written 1553), is first published anonymously in London, it is an early example of extended fiction in English, but it appears to have been suppressed and no copies survive. The Tian Yi Ge library in Ningbo is established by Fan Qin in Ming dynasty China. John Calvin – Institution of the Christian Religion Bartolomé de las Casas – History of the Indies Gabriele Fallopius – Observationes anatomicae Francesco Guicciardini – Storia d'Italia Sir Thomas HobyThe Book of the Courtier Julius Caesar Scaliger – Poetices Thomas Norton and Thomas SackvilleGorboduc See 1561 in poetry January 22 – Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher and statesman June – Samuel Harsnett, English religious writer and archbishop July 11 – Luís de Góngora y Argote, Spanish poet August 14 – Sir Christopher Heydon, English writer on astrology October 27 – Mary Sidney, English poet and translator Uncertain dates Gaspar Aguilar, Spanish poet and dramatist Bernardo de Balbuena, Spanish-born Latin American poet February 26 – Jorge de Montemayor, Portuguese novelist and poet March 19 – Lady Jane Seymour, English writer March 25 – Conrad Lycosthenes, Alsatian humanist and encyclopedist July 5 – Ambrosius Pelargus, German theologian October 21 – Johannes Vasaeus, Flemish teacher and historian October 28 – Jakob Beurlin, German Lutheran theologian December 10 – Caspar Schwenckfeld, German theologian and preacher Uncertain dates Marie Dentière, Genevan theologian Claude Garamond, French publisher