Historical Figures

Pepin I (803 - 838)

Second son of Louis le Débonnaire and Queen Ermengarde, he was made king of Aquitaine at the age fourteen years old. In agreement with his brothers, Lothair and Louis II the German, he revolted against the emperor, his father, to oppose the new division ensuring a portion of his inheritance to Charles the Bald, his half-brother. Regretting his gesture, he came to the aid of his father in 834. On his premature death in 838, the emperor gave the kingdom of Aquitaine to Charles the Bald, although Pepin had left a son, known as Pepin. II of Aquitaine.