Kingdom of West Francia Timeline

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  • 450 CE - 751 CE
    Merovingian Dynasty in Francia.
  • c. 458 CE - 481 CE
    Reign of Childeric I establishes Frank presence; region known as Francia.
  • 511 CE
    Francia is divided into four regions.
  • 588 CE
    Francia is consolidated into three regions.
  • c. 635 CE - 714 CE
    Reign of Pepin of Herstal.
  • 718 CE - 741 CE
    Reign of Charles Martel.
  • 751 CE - 768 CE
    Reign of Pepin the Short, founder of Carolingian Dynasty.
  • 800 CE - 814 CE
    Reign of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 814 CE - 840 CE
    Reign of Louis the Pious.
  • 840 CE - 843 CE
    Civil war breaks out between sons of Louis the Pious.
  • 841 CE
    Viking chief Asgeir raids West Francia.
  • 843 CE
    Treaty of Verdun ends civil war; establishes East Francia, Middle Francia, West Francia.
  • 843 CE - 987 CE
  • 843 CE - 877 CE
    Reign of Charles the Bald in the Kingdom of West Francia.
  • 845 CE
  • 851 CE - 852 CE
    Asgeir returns to raid region of West Francia.
  • 854 CE - 858 CE
    Viking raids on West Francia allegedly led by Bjorn Ironside and Hastein (although this attribution is more likely legendary rather than historical).
  • 876 CE
    Viking raids involving Rollo.
  • 877 CE - 879 CE
    Reign of Louis the Stammerer in the Kingdom of West Francia.
  • 879 CE - 884 CE
    Reign of Carloman II of West Francia in the Kingdom of West Francia.
  • 882 CE
    Odo of West Francia is made Count of Paris.
  • 885 CE - 886 CE
    Viking siege of Paris. Odo of West Francia successfully defends the city.
  • 888 CE - 898 CE
    Reign of King Odo of France.
  • 893 CE - 923 CE
  • 893 CE - 898 CE
    Odo, King of West Francia, defends his reign against supporters of Charles the Simple.
  • 907 CE
    Charles the Simple marries Freduruna of Lotharingia; further involvement in Kingdom of Lotharingia's affairs.
  • c. 907 CE - c. 917 CE
    Freduruna's relative Hagano becomes Charles the Simple' nearly exclusive counselor.
  • 911 CE
    Treaty of Saint Clair sur Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo; establishes Normandy, ends Viking raids on the Seine.
  • 919 CE
    Marriage of Charles the Simple to Eadgifu of Wessex.
  • 920 CE
    Birth of Charles the Simple's and Eadgifu's son Louis (later Louis IV of France).
  • 922 CE - 923 CE
    Reign of Robert I of France.
  • 923 CE
    Battle of Soissons between forces of Charles the Simple and Robert I; Robert's forces victorious.
  • 923 CE - 929 CE
    Charles the Simple is imprisoned.
  • 923 CE - 936 CE
    Reign of Rudolph of France.
  • 929 CE
    Death of Charles the Simple, King of West Francia.
  • 936 CE - 954 CE
    Reign of Louis IV of France.
  • 954 CE - 986 CE
    Reign of Lothair of France.
  • 986 CE - 987 CE
    Reign of Louis V of France.
  • 987 CE - 996 CE
    Reign of Hugh Capet; unites Francia, founds Kingdom of France.