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941–86, French king (954–86), son and successor of King Louis IV. During the early part of his reign he was dominated by Hugh the GreatHugh the Great,
d. 956, French duke; son of King Robert I and father of Hugh Capet. Excluded from the succession on his father's death by his brother-in-law Raoul, he supported the candidacy of Louis IV, the Carolingian heir, after Raoul's death (936).
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. Even after Hugh's death he was involved in conflict with the great feudal lords and controlled only a small part of France. He alienated his protector, Holy Roman Emperor Otto II, by his unsuccessful attempt to occupy Lotharingia (Lorraine) in 978. Otto retaliated by invading France. Although Lothair renounced all claims to Lotharingia at a meeting with Otto in 980, he tried to regain it after Otto's death in 983. He died during the campaign and was succeeded by his son Louis V.


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Lothair II,

d. 869, king of Lotharingia (855–69), second son of Emperor of the West Lothair I. He inherited the region bounded by the Rhine, Scheldt, Alps, and North Sea, which became known as LotharingiaLotharingia
, name given to the northern portion of the lands assigned (843) to Emperor of the West Lothair I in the first division of the Carolingian empire (see Verdun, Treaty of).
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 (Lorraine). He was joined to Theutberga, the sister of one of his father's vassals, in an arranged marriage; after the death of Lothair I he repudiated her and married his mistress Waldrada, by whom he had a son. Theutberga appealed to Bishop HincmarHincmar
, 806–82, Frankish canonist and theologian, archbishop of Reims (from 845). He was a supporter of Carolingian Emperor Louis I and a counselor of his son Charles II (Charles the Bald).
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, a counselor to King Charles the Bald of the West Franks (later Emperor of the West Charles II). Charles, Lothair's uncle, hoped to annex Lotharingia if Lothair should die without an heir, which was likely since Theutberga was barren. Hincmar supported Theutberga and with the aid of Pope Nicholas INicholas I, Saint,
c.825–867, pope (858–67), a Roman; successor of Benedict III. He was a vigorous and politically active pope who arbitrated both temporal and religious disputes.
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 forced Lothair to reinstate her. When Lothair died suddenly his lands were divided between his uncles, Charles the Bald and Louis the GermanLouis the German,
c.804–876, king of the East Franks (817–76). When his father, Emperor of the West Louis I, partitioned the empire in 817, Louis received Bavaria and adjacent territories.
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, by the Treaty of Mersen (870).
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Lothair, who is deaf, brings a bonus; he knows more than 20 words in sign language.
In 1136 the German emperor Lothair III sent Anselm of Havelberg as political envoy to Constantinople, during which time he concluded, with Metropolitan Niketas of Nicomedia, "that the differences between the two traditions were not as great as they had thought." (28) Several other formal dialogues took place following the Anselm-Niketas statement, which at first appeared promising but were ultimately overshadowed by the continued political conflict between the two sides that was exacerbated by the growing threat of the Turkish advance.
A similar throne--actually one much closer to the Byzantine models familiar to the Carolingians in its niche-like form--appears in the illumination depicting the enthroned Emperor Lothair I (reigned 840-55), grandson of Charlemagne and heir to the Italian portion of his empire, in the Gospels of Emperor Lothair I (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, MS.
Blandings Castle was now used by the Ministry of Agriculture; Disraeli's Brentham in Lothair was crumbling behind barbed wire in the care of the War Office; while Mansfield Park had become a girls' school.
Nancy lives with her father Lothair Coningsby, her brother Ralph, and her unmarried Aunt Sybil.
Beginning with a discussion of Benjamin Disraeli's Lothair (1870), Chapter 6 examines the ways in which William Dean Howells and Henry James "borrow from anti-Catholic plots and characters" in the 1870s to confront the specters of Romanism and Hawthornian romance, and to fashion their own brand of psychological realism.
He was succeeded by his son Lothair and grandson Louis M whose death aged twenty in 987 leaving no heir ended the line of Charlemagne.
For example, the scholarship on the treatment of jurisdiction by the Bolognese jurist Azo and his followers is extensive, and in it Skinner would have discovered that the story about the Emperor Henry VI (not Henry IV) and the glossator Lothair is apocryphal.
And in both Benjamin Disraeli's Lothair and Henry James's The American, the female character who turns away from life and marriage to the death-in-life of the convent does so by joining the Carmelites.
(27) The evidence for female influence over mysticism in this period is overwhelming, and in novels written by men, the occurrence of the mystical female demonstrates how a masculinity in crisis sought female deities to salvage them: Ayeshavn Bulwer Lytton's A Strange Story (1862); Rider Haggard's She (1887); Arabella Donne in Hardy's Jude the Obscure (1896); the Duchess of Towers in George du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson (1892); Theodora in Disraeli's Lothair (1870); Lewis Carroll's Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.
Two of Charlemagne's grandsons, Louis the German and Charles the Bald, cemented their alliance of East Franks and West Franks against their brother, Emperor Lothair I, by taking the Oath of Strasbourg in 842.