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Boso Of Provence
BOSO (c. 841 – January 11, 887) was a Frankish nobleman of the Bosonid family who was related to the Carolingian dynasty and who rose to become King of Lower Burgundy and Provence
Provence
. CONTENTS * 1 Family * 2 Service of Charles the Bald
Charles the Bald
* 3 Out of favour * 4 Independent rule * 5 Marriages and issue * 6 Notes FAMILYBoso was the son of Bivin of Gorze , Count
Count
of Lotharingia
Lotharingia
, by Richildis of Arles, the daughter of Boso the Elder by his wife Engeltrude. His maternal aunt Teutberga was the wife of Lothair II
Lothair II
, King of Lotharingia. Boso was also the nephew of the Boso, Count
Count
of Valois, for whom he was named, and of Hucbert , lay abbot of St. Maurice\'s Abbey , to which Boso succeeded in 869
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Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor
LOUIS II, sometimes called THE YOUNGER (825 – 12 August 875), was the King of Italy
King of Italy
and Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor
from 844, co-ruling with his father Lothair I
Lothair I
until 855, after which he ruled alone. Louis's usual title was imperator augustus ("august emperor"), but he used imperator Romanorum ("emperor of the Romans") after his conquest of Bari
Bari
in 871, which led to poor relations with the Eastern Roman Empire
Eastern Roman Empire
. He was called imperator Italiae ("emperor of Italy") in West Francia
West Francia
while the Byzantines called him Basileus Phrangias ("Emperor of the Franks")
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Holy Roman Emperor
The HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (historically Romanorum Imperator " Emperor
Emperor
of the Romans") was the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
. The title was almost without interruption held in conjunction with the rule of the Kingdom of Germany . From an autocracy in Carolingian times the title evolved into an elected monarchy chosen by the prince-electors . The Holy Roman Emperor
Emperor
was widely perceived to rule by divine right by Roman Catholic rulers in Europe
Europe
, and he often contradicted or rivaled the Pope
Pope
, most notably during the Investiture controversy . In theory, the Holy Roman Emperor
Emperor
was primus inter pares (first among equals) among other Catholic monarchs
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Papacy
The POPE ( Latin
Latin
: papa from Greek : πάππας pappas, a child's word for "father"), also known as the PONTIFF (from Latin
Latin
pontifex maximus "greatest bridge-builder"), is the Bishop
Bishop
of Rome
Rome
, and therefore ex officio the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church
Catholic Church
. The primacy of the Roman bishop is largely derived from his role as the apostolic successor to Saint Peter
Saint Peter
, to whom Jesus
Jesus
is supposed to have given the keys of Heaven
Heaven
and the powers of "binding and loosing", naming him as the "rock" upon which the church would be built. The Pope
Pope
is also head of state of Vatican City
Vatican City
, a sovereign city-state entirely enclaved within Rome
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Pope John VIII
POPE JOHN VIII (Latin : Ioannes VIII; died 16 December 882) was Pope from 14 December 872 to his death in 882. He is often considered one of the ablest pontiffs of the 9th century. He devoted much of his papacy attempting to halt and reverse the Muslim gains in southern Italy and their march northwards, which was "destroying the economy of papal patrimony ." CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links * 5 Further reading EARLY LIFE AND CAREERHe was born in Rome
Rome
and as a young man witnessed the Arab raid against Rome
Rome
by the Muslim Aghlabids
Aghlabids
. Among the reforms achieved during his pontificate was a notable administrative reorganisation of the papal Curia
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Troyes
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Troyes
Troyes
altarpiece (detail) Victoria and Albert Museum , London TROYES (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a commune and the capital of the department of Aube
Aube
in north-central France. It is located on the Seine
Seine
river about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris. This area is known as the Champagne region of Northern France. Many half-timbered houses (mainly of the 16th century) survive in the old town. Troyes has been in existence since the Roman era, as AUGUSTOBONA TRICASSIUM, which stood at the hub of numerous highways, primarily the Via Agrippa
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Provence
PROVENCE (/prəˈvɒns/ ; French pronunciation: ​ ; Provençal : Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm , pronounced ) is a geographical region and historical province of southeastern France
France
, which extends from the left bank of the lower Rhône
Rhône
River to the west to the Italian border to the east, and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the south. It largely corresponds with the modern administrative région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur , and includes the départements of Var , Bouches-du- Rhône
Rhône
, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
and parts of Alpes-Maritimes
Alpes-Maritimes
and Vaucluse
Vaucluse
. The largest city of the region is Marseille
Marseille

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Duke
A DUKE (male) ( British English
British English
: /djuːk/ or American English
American English
: /duːk/ ) or DUCHESS (female) can either be a monarch ruling over a duchy or a member of the nobility , historically of highest rank below the monarch . The title comes from French duc, itself from the Latin dux , 'leader', a term used in republican Rome to refer to a military commander without an official rank (particularly one of Germanic or Celtic origin), and later coming to mean the leading military commander of a province. The title dux survived in the Eastern Roman Empire
Eastern Roman Empire
where it was used in several contexts signifying a rank equivalent to a captain or general. Later on, in the 11th century, the title Megas Doux
Megas Doux
was introduced for the post of commander-in-chief of the entire navy
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Bourges
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once
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King Of Aquitaine
The DUCHY OF AQUITAINE (Occitan : Ducat d'Aquitània, IPA: , French : Duché d'Aquitaine, IPA: ) was a historical fiefdom in western, central and southern areas of present-day France
France
to the south of the Loire River
Loire River
, although its extent, as well as its name, fluctuated greatly over the centuries, at times comprising much of what is now southwestern France
France
( Gascony
Gascony
) and central France. It originated in the 7th century as a duchy of Francia
Francia
, ultimately a recreation of the Roman provinces of Aquitania Prima and Secunda
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Pavia
PAVIA (Italian: ( listen ); Lombard : Pavia; Latin : Ticinum; Medieval Latin
Medieval Latin
: Papia) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy , northern Italy, 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Milan
Milan
on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po . It has a population of c. 73,000. The city was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards from 572 to 774. Pavia
Pavia
is the capital of the fertile province of Pavia
Pavia
, known for agricultural products including wine, rice, cereals, and dairy products. Although there are a number of industries located in the suburbs, these tend not to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of the town
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Missus Dominicus
A MISSUS DOMINICUS (plural MISSI DOMINICI), Latin
Latin
for "envoy of the lord " or PALACE INSPECTOR, also known in Dutch as ZENDGRAAF (German : Sendgraf), meaning "sent Graf
Graf
", was an official commissioned by the Frankish king or Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor
to supervise the administration, mainly of justice, in parts of his dominions too remote for frequent personal visits. As such, the missus performed important intermediary functions between royal and local administrations. There are superficial points of comparison with the original Roman corrector , except that the missus was sent out on a regular basis. Four points made the missi effective as instruments of the centralized monarchy: the personal character of the missus, yearly change, isolation from local interests and the free choice of the king
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Louis III Of France
LOUIS III (863/65 – 5 August 882) was the king of West Francia
West Francia
from 879 until his death in 882. The eldest son of king Louis the Stammerer and his first wife Ansgarde of Burgundy , he succeeded his father and ruled jointly with his younger brother Carloman II , who became sole ruler after Louis's death. Louis's short reign was marked by military success. BIOGRAPHYLouis was born while his father was King of Aquitaine
King of Aquitaine
and his grandfather Charles the Bald
Charles the Bald
was ruling West Francia
West Francia

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Carloman II
CARLOMAN II (c. 866 – 12 December 884) was the King of West Francia from 879 until his death. A member of the Carolingian dynasty
Carolingian dynasty
, he and his elder brother, Louis III , divided the kingdom between themselves and ruled jointly until the latter's death in 882. Thereafter Carloman ruled alone until his own death. He was the second son of King Louis the Stammerer and Queen Ansgarde . Upon Louis the Stammerer's death, some Frankish nobles advocated electing Louis III as the sole king, but eventually both brothers were elected kings. Carloman was crowned in September 879 at Ferrières-en-Gâtinais . Although some doubts were cast upon the legitimacy of their birth, the brothers obtained recognition and in March 880 divided their father's realm at Amiens
Amiens
, Carloman receiving southern Kingdom of Burgundy
Kingdom of Burgundy
and Kingdom of Aquitaine
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Tarentaise Valley
The TARENTAISE VALLEY (French : Vallée de la Tarentaise) is a valley of the Isère River in the heart of the French Alps , located in the Savoy
Savoy
region of France
France
. The valley is named for the ancient town of Darantasia, the capital of the pre-Roman Centrones tribe. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Transport * 3 Notes * 4 External links DESCRIPTIONAt the foot of the valley, in the west, is the city of Albertville . Going east up the valley, Moûtiers is reached, then Aime
Aime
, and finally the last large town, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Bourg-Saint-Maurice

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Besançon
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. BESANçON (French and Arpitan : French pronunciation: ( listen ); archaic German : Bisanz, Latin
Latin
: Vesontio) is the capital of the department of Doubs
Doubs
and the former capital of Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
, a region in eastern France
France
close to the border with Switzerland
Switzerland
. Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
has since been merged with the neighbouring region of Burgundy
Burgundy
to become Bourgogne-Franche-Comté , the capital of which is Dijon
Dijon

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