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Charlemagne KING OF FRANKS

Charlemagne KING OF FRANKS

Male 742 - 814  (70 years)

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  • Name Charlemagne KING OF FRANKS  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 2 Apr 742  Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 King Of France 768-814. "Emperor Of The West". Holy Roman Emperor 25 Dec 800. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15
    Fact 1 
    Fact 10 Defeated Pagan Saxons After 30 Years Of War. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 10 
    Fact 11 Founded The Holy Roman Empire; Crowned By Pope Leo III In 800. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 11 
    Fact 12 Controlled Power Of Nobles & Extended Law Over A Troubled Domain. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 12 
    Fact 13 Patron Of Culture And Extender Of Civilization. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 13 
    Fact 2 King Of The Lombards 774. 'Emperor Of The Romans' From 800 To 814. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 2 
    Fact 3 First Germanic Ruler To Assume The Title Of Emperor. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 3 
    Fact 4 Created A Vast Empire In The West The Western Part Of Ancient Roman Empire + New Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 4 
    Fact 5 The 'Empire' He Revived Lasted In One Form Or Another For A Thousand Years. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 5 
    Fact 6 From 768 To 771, Charlemagne Shared Kingdom With His Brother, Carloman. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 6 
    Fact 7 Gained Wide Acclaim For His Military Success; Waged Over 50 Campaigns. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 7 
    Fact 8 Subjugated Neigboring Germans, & Waged War Vs. Avars, Slavs, Byzantines, & Moors Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 8 
    Fact 9 Aided The Pope By Defeating Lombards & Becoming Their King. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Fact 9 
    Name Charlemagne Holy Roman Emp  [8, 9
    Died Between 28 Jan 813 and 814  Aix-La-Chapelle (Aachen), Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17
    Person ID I69134  KinshipTree
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 

    Father Pepin III The Short KING OF FRANKS,   b. 714, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768, Abbey Of St Denys, Paris, Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Bertrada CTS OF LAON,   b. 720, Laon, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 783  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married France Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Alt. Marriage 740  [5, 18, 19
    Alt. Marriage 
    Family ID F20406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Luitgard UNKNOWN 
    Married 794  [10
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fastrada UNKNOWN 
    Married 783  [10
    Children 
     1. Hiltrude FRANCE,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location  [unknown]
     2. Theodrada Of Argenteuil FRANCE,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Gersvind UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. Adaltrude FRANCE  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Himiltude UNKNOWN 
    Married 768  [10
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Madelgard UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. Ruothild Of Faremoutiers FRANCE,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Desideria 
    Married 770  Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 UNKNOWN 
    Partners Abt 764  [5
    Children 
     1. Alpais DE AQUITAINE,   b. Abt 764,   d. Aft 852  (Age ~ 89 years)  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Hildegarde CTS DE VINZGAU,   b. 758, Savoy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 783, Thionville, Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 771  Aachen ( Aix-La-Chapelle), Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Alt. Marriage 771  Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Alt. Marriage 
    Children 
     1. Charles The Younger DUC DE INGELHEIM,   b. 772, Of Aachen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 811  (Age 39 years)  [unknown]
     2. Adelaide FRANCE,   b. 773, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [unknown]
     3. Pepin I De Lombardy KING OF ITALY,   b. Apr 773, Of Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 810, Milan, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [unknown]
     4. Lothar FRANCE,   b. 778, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [unknown]
     5. Louis I The Pious De Aquitaine KING OF FRANCE,   b. Aug 778, Casseneuil, Lot-Et-Garonne, Aquitaine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 840, Near Ingelheim, Rhinehessen, Hesse Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [unknown]
     6. Bertha FRANCE,   b. 779, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [unknown]
     7. Gisela FRANCE,   b. , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [unknown]
     8. Hildegard FRANCE,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location  [unknown]
     9. Rotrud FRANCE,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 9 Regina UNKNOWN,   b. Abt 770, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Hugo Le Abbe HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE,   b. Abt 794, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 844, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 10 Regina (DE FRANCE),   b. 770, Of Aachen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Partners Abt 792  [5, 22, 23, 24
    Children 
     1. Hugh L' Abbe ABBOT OF ST. QUENTIN,   b. 794, Of Aachen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 844  (Age 50 years)  [unknown]
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F24637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charlemagne, Emperor Of The Holy Roman Empire, King of the Franks was king of the Franks from AD 768 to 814 and 'Emperor of the Romans' from 800 to 814. He became a key figure in the development of western Europe's medieval civilization. By his almost constant military campaigns, Charlemagne created a vast empire in the West which included much of the western part of the old Roman Empire as well as some new territory. He was the first Germanic ruler to assume the title of emperor, and the 'empire' he revived lasted in one form or another for a thousand years. Culturally and politically, he left his mark on the newly rising civilization of the West. Probably no ruler of the early Middle Ages better deserved the title of 'The
      Great.'

      Charlemagne was the son of Pepin the Short, and the grandson of Charles Martel. From 768 to 771, Charlemagne shared Pepin's kingdom with his brother, Carloman. When Carloman died, Charlemagne became sole ruler. He took up with energy
      the work begun by his father and grandfather. His first step was to repress his hostile neighbors. Charlemagne gained wide acclaim for his outstanding military ability, persistence, and success. He waged more than 50 campaigns against neighboring Germanic peoples on all sides, and against the Avars, Slavs, Byzantines, and Moors.

      Charlemagne's first great war was against the Lombards, a Germanic people who had invaded Italy in the late 500's. They had been a source of trouble to the popes ever since. In conquering them, Charlemagne followed Pepin's policy of friendship and cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church. This also served Charlemagne's own interests, because he became ruler of the Lombard kingdom in Italy.

      The long Saxon war was the most important of Charlemagne's military ventures. The Saxons, who held the whole northwestern part of Germany, were pagans. Their defeat after 30 years of war prepared the way for the religious conversion and civilization of Germany.

      By means of other wars, Charlemagne put down a rebellion in Aquitaine, added Bavaria to his kingdom, and established several border states to protect his outlying conquests. In eastern Europe, he defeated the Slavs and Avars and made possible
      eastward migration by the Germans.

      Charlemagne had built a vast and sprawling state that shared borders with such different peoples as the Slavs, Byzantines, and Moslems. He defended the Roman Catholic Church and constantly extended its power. He was far more powerful than the imperial successors of Constantine, the first Christian emperor in the West, and he ruled a much more extensive area. Because of his great holdings, he decided to revive the Roman Empire, but as a new empire that was European and Christian in
      Character. The relations of the popes with the Byzantine, or Eastern Roman, emperors in Canstantinople had been breaking down since the middle 700's. An alliance between the Roman Catholic Church and the Franks, accomplished by proclaiming Charlemagne emperor, made good sense. Pope Leo III placed the imperial crown on Charlemagne's head on Christmas Day, 800. The most important effect of this act was that it revived the idea of empire in the West, an idea which caused both harm and good in succeeding centuries.

      Einhard, Charlemagne's secretary and friend, described the emperor as large and strong of body, fond of active exercise, genial but dignified, and sensible and moderate in his way of life. Charlemagne clearly recognized his duties and responsibilities, and was a tireless worker. He could not reverse the long trend toward decentralized government. But he could and did control the power of the nobles and maintain a considerable degree of law and order in a troubled age. His administrative methods helped raise the standard of living.

      Charlemagne's greatest contribution was his work as a patron of culture and extender of civilization. The Palace School, set up at his capital in Aachen under the leadership of the English scholar Alcuin (735-804), stimulated interest in education,
      philosophy, and literature. Most of the leading scholars were churchman, so this vast cultural activity greatly strengthened the church and had far-reaching and lasting results. In this way, Charlemagne, by means of his power and eminence, gave western Europe a unified culture so strong that it survived the terrible invasions and disorders of the next 200 years.

      Source: 'The World Book Encyclopedia', 1968, C291-292. 'Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists ...',
      Frederick Lewis Weis, 1993, p cvi.

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