Treaty of Verdun
The Treaty of Verdun, signed in August 843, was the first of the treaties that divided the Carolingian Empire into three kingdoms among the three surviving sons of Louis the Pious, who was the son of Charlemagne. The treaty, signed in Verdun-sur-Meuse, ended the three-year Carolingian Civil War. The exact date of the meeting is unknown, although it probably happened shortly before August 10, as confirmed by a contemporary letter.
|Date||c. 10 August 843|
|Participants||Lothair I, Louis the German, Charles the Bald|
|Outcome||Divided territories of the Carolingian Empire into three kingdoms; Influenced inheritances and conflicts in Western Europe as late as the 20th century.|