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East Francia (Latin: Francia orientalis) or the Kingdom of the East Franks (Regnum Francorum orientalium) was a successor state of Charlemagne's empire ruled by the Carolingian dynasty until 911. It was created through the Treaty of Verdun (843) which divided the former empire into three kingdoms.
Kingdom of the East Franks
Francia orientalis (Latin)
|Various, including Frankfurt and Ratisbon (Regensburg)
Old High German
Old Low German
|East Frankish • East Frank
|King of the Franks
|Louis the German (first)
• 936–962 (title held until his death in 973)
|Otto the Great
|Today part of
Part of a series on the
|History of Germany
The east–west division with the Treaty of Verdun in 843, enforced by the Germanic-Latin language split, "gradually hardened into the establishment of separate kingdoms", with East Francia becoming (or being) the Kingdom of Germany and West Francia becoming the Kingdom of France.
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