В 842 г. родился французский язык

Who registered this birth? Impassioned historical annals did. In his work written in Latin, historian Nithardus cited the text of the so called Oaths of Strasbourg – an alliance agreement between Charles II the Bald, king of West Francia, and Louis II the German, king of East Francia. The text of the document contains the ancient sample of Old French. It is the earliest evidence of the fact that universal language of the Roman Empire started yielding to the languages of new nations.