Division of the Carolingian Empire in 843 & 870 CE

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Michael Griffith
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published on 18 April 2021
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Map of the Carolingian empire following its division in the 9th Century CE. The Treaty of Verdun in 843 CE partitioned the Kingdom of the Franks into West Francia (green), East Francia (orange), and Middle Francia (yellow) and allocated them to Charles the Bald, Louis the German, and Lothair I respectively. The Treaty of Mersen (Meerssen) in 870 CE dissolved Middle Francia by establishing an independent Kingdom of Italy, ruled by Louis II, and by apportioning its northern regions to East and West Francia.

From Muir's Historical Atlas, 1911 CE.

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Michael Griffith
Michael is an educator and history enthusiast based in the United States. He holds a degree in history and education.

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Griffith, M. (2021, April 18). Division of the Carolingian Empire in 843 & 870 CE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13842/division-of-the-carolingian-empire-in-843--870-ce/

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Griffith, Michael. "Division of the Carolingian Empire in 843 & 870 CE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13842/division-of-the-carolingian-empire-in-843--870-ce/.

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Griffith, Michael. "Division of the Carolingian Empire in 843 & 870 CE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2021. Web. 23 Sep 2021.