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East Francia

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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.[lower-alpha 1]

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Kingdom of the East Franks
Francia orientalis (Latin)
843–962
East Francia in 843 after the Treaty of Verdun
East Francia in 843 after the Treaty of Verdun
CapitalVarious, including Frankfurt and Ratisbon (Regensburg)
Common languagesFrankish
Medieval Latin
Old High German
Old Frisian
Old Low German
Slavic
Religion
Demonym(s)East Frankish  East Frank
GovernmentMonarchy
King of the Franks 
 843–876
Louis the German (first)
 936–962 (title held until his death in 973)
Otto the Great
Historical eraMiddle Ages
843
870
 Disestablished
962
CurrencyPfennig
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Blank.png Francia
Blank.png Carolingian Empire
Holy Roman Empire Banner_of_the_Holy_Roman_Emperor_with_haloes_%281430-1806%29.svg
Kingdom of Germany Blank.png
Today part of
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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",[1] with East Francia becoming (or being) the Kingdom of Germany[lower-alpha 2] and West Francia becoming the Kingdom of France.[2][3]

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