Charles the Fat

Charles the Fat[1] (13 Juin 839 – 13 Januar 888), forby kent as Charles III, wis the Carolingian Emperor frae 881 tae 888.

Charles the Fat
Sceau de Charles le gros.jpg
A seal of Charles III with the inscription KAROLVS MAGS ("Carolus Magnus")
Carolingian Emperor
Keeng o Wast Francie
PredecessorCarloman II
SuccessorOdo (King of West Francia)
Ranulf II (King of Aquitaine)
Keeng o Italy
Reing879 – 26 December 887
PredecessorCarloman o Bavarie
SuccessorBerengar I
Keeng o East Francie
Ring20 Januar 882 – 17 November 887
PredecessorLouis the Younger
SuccessorArnulf (Keeng o East Francie)
Rudolph I (Keeng o Burgundy)
Born13 Juin 839
East Francie
Dee'd13 Januar 888(888-01-13) (aged 48)
Donaueschingen, Carolingian Empire
BuirialReichenau Island, Loch Constance
SpouseRichgard (862–888)
IssueBernard (illegitimate)
FaitherLouis the German


  1. Charles' nickname "the Fat" is a twelft-century concoction. Charles' actual girth is unkent.