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Louis V
(often called: Louis le Fainéant, meaning "Louis The Lazy"
(966-987)

King of France




LOUIS V., Le Fainéant, son of Lothaire and grandson of Louis IV., the last of the Carolingian dynasty, was born in 966, succeeded Lothaire in March 986, and died in May 987. He was succeeded by Hugh Capet.







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