Louis III of France

King of France

Louis III of France (863/865 – 5 August 882) was the King of Western Francia. He was the second son of King Louis the Stammerer and Ansgarde. He and his brother Carloman, both became king together and ruled together after his father's death in 879.

Louis III
King of France
King Louis III
Reign879 – 882
PredecessorLouis the Stammerer
BrotherCarloman II of France
Bornc. 863-865
Died5 August 882
Saint Denis
FatherLouis the Stammerer

Louis won an important battle against the Viking pirates at the Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu, in 881. He died in August 882 at Saint Denis after falling from his horse. Because he had no children, his brother Carloman became the sole king.