Louis the Child

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Louis the Child,

893–911, German king (900–911), son and successor of King Arnulf. He was the last of the German line of the Carolingians. The archbishop of Mainz was regent for him. During his reign the Magyars began devastating raids into Bavaria, Saxony, and Thuringia; these invasions together with internal weakness brought on a revival of autonomous ducal power. Louis was succeeded by Conrad I.