Eudes


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Eudes

(yo͞odz, Fr. öd) or

Odo

(ō`dō), c.860–898, count of Paris, French king (888–898). The son of Robert the StrongRobert the Strong,
d. 866, French warrior, marquess of Neustria; father of the French kings Eudes and Robert I and ancestor of the Capetians. He joined the rebellious nobles against Charles II, Emperor of the West. They invited Louis the German to invade France (858).
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, he was an antecedent of the Capetian royal house in France. He defended Paris against the Norsemen (885), and after the deposition of Emperor of the West Charles IIICharles III
or Charles the Fat,
839–88, emperor of the West (881–87), king of the East Franks (882–87), and king of the West Franks (884–87); son of Louis the German, at whose death he inherited Swabia (876).
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 (Charles the Fat), he was elected by the nobles to succeed Charles in the West Frankish kingdom (France). He continued to battle the Norsemen, but his energies were increasingly diverted by the rising tide of sentiment favorable to the legitimate Carolingian heir, Charles IIICharles III
(Charles the Simple), 879–929, French king (893–923), son of King Louis II (Louis the Stammerer). As a child he was excluded from the succession at the death (884) of his half-brother Carloman and at the deposition (887) of King Charles III (Charles the
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 (Charles the Simple), who in 893 was elected king by a party of nobles. The resulting warfare between the two rival kings, neither of whom controlled much territory, continued intermittently. When Eudes died, Charles was recognized as king.
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