CHARLES III


CHARLES III
   surnamed THE SIMPLE
   became king of France in 893; his reign one long struggle against the Normans, which ended by conceding Normandy to Rollo; was conquered by Hugh Capet, a rival for the crown, at Soissons, and dethroned in 922; died in captivity, 929.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.