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Frankish Empire divided, Middle Francia shaded green


="2" Capital ="width:50%;" Aachen


="2" Languages Old Dutch
Old Frisian
Old French
Old Low German
Old High German
Old Italian

="2" Religion Christianity

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Kingdom of Middle Francia

843–855
 

 

Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Treaty of Verdun 843
 •  Treaty of Prüm 855

Middle Francia (Latin: Francia media{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) was an ephemeral (843–855) Frankish kingdom.

It was created after an intermittent civil war by the Treaty of Verdun in 843, given to Lothair I, the eldest son and successor of Louis the Pious. Lothair received Middle Francia and because of his seniority he was also given the Imperial title. His realm contained the imperial cities of Aachen, the residence of Charlemagne, as well as Rome.

It was in its turn divided at the death of Lothair in 855, into three portions which would later become nominally part of the Holy Roman Empire: Lotharingia, the kingdom of Arles and the kingdom of Italy.

Middle Francia was situated between the realms of East and West Francia, and comprised the Frankish territory between the rivers Rhine and Scheldt, the Frisian coast of the North Sea, the former Kingdom of Burgundy (except for a western portion, later known as Bourgogne) and Provence, as well as parts of Italy.


Middle Francia sections
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