- Battle of Thimeon
The Battle of Thimeon was a German victory over the
Vikingsnear Thimeon(near modern Charleroi) north of the Sambrein February 880.
In 879, Vikings (probably
Norsemen) from Englandsettled on the river Scheldt. After celebrating Christmas at Frankfurt am Mainthat year and signing the Treaty of Ribemontwith Louis III and Carloman IIof West Francia, Louis the Youngermarched an army northward on the Viking settlement. The battle was a rout for the Vikings, 5,000 of whom were killed, but the German king also sustained a heavy loss: his only surviving son, the illegitimate Hugh, was killed in action.
*" [http://www.medievalsources.co.uk/fulda.htm The Annals of Fulda] ". (Manchester Medieval series, Ninth-Century Histories, Volume II.)
Reuter, Timothy(trans.) Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992.
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