Treaty of Ribemont

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Borders under the Treaty of Ribemont

The partitions of the Franconian Empire came to an end with the Treaty of Ribemont . This treaty was signed in 880 between the East Franconian King Ludwig III. (the younger) and the grandsons of Charles the Bald , Ludwig III. (France) and Karlmann , closed. An important part of the contract was that now the western part Lotharingiens to the eastern kingdom fell. The border between the western and eastern empires remained almost unchanged until the early modern period ( Peace of Westphalia 1648).

The reasons for the new treaty were efforts by Charles the Bald , who had also been emperor since 875, to completely incorporate the territory of Lotharingia. However, this project failed after he was in the battle of Andernach in 876 by Ludwig III. , the son of Ludwig the German , had been beaten. Instead, the sons of Ludwig the German conquered the entire western part of Lotharingia for the East Franconian Empire. This was then confirmed or specified in the Ribemont contract.


  • Manfred Scheuch: Historical Atlas Germany. Weltbild GmbH, Augsburg, ISBN 3-8289-0358-4 , p. 19.