Lothair the Lame

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Lothair the Lame (French: Lothaire le Boiteux, c. 848 – 865[1]) was a younger son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orleans.[2] As he was born crippled, his parents sent him away to a monastery early in life. In 861, he became a monk. In his last years he was abbot of Montier-en-Der and Saint-Germain of Auxerre.[3]


  1. ^ McKitterick 1999, p. 355.
  2. ^ Heidecker 2010, p. 126.
  3. ^ McKitterick 1999, p. 188.


  • Heidecker, Karl Josef (2010). The Divorce of Lothar II: Christian Marriage and Political Power in the Carolingian World. Translated by Guest, Tanis M. Cornell University Press. 
  • McKitterick, Rosamond (1999). The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians. Pearson Education Limited. 

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