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Charlemagne (747-814)

"Charlemagne (English: /ˈʃɑːrləmeɪn, ˌʃɑːrləˈmeɪn/; French: [ʃaʁləmaɲ]) or Charles the Great[a] (2 April 748[b] – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was king of the Franks from 768, king of the Lombards from 774, and emperor of the Romans from 800. During the Early Middle Ages, he united the majority of western and central Europe. He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state that Charlemagne founded is called the Carolingian Empire. He was later canonized by Antipope Paschal III." - (en.wikipedia.org 05.11.2019)

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Background

official King
official Emperor
died Aachen 28.01.814
was buried Aachen
son of Pepin the Short (714-768) [father of], Bertrada die Jüngere (-783) [mother of]
brother of Carloman I (751-771)
Husband of Hildegard (Karolinger) (-783)
father of Pippin der Bucklige (-811)
father of Louis the Pious (778-840) [son of], Hildegard (Karolinger) (-783) [mother of]
father of Karl der Jüngere (-811) [son of], Hildegard (Karolinger) (-783) [mother of]
brother of Carloman I (751-771)

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Karl der Große als Gründer des Klosters LiesbornFigur von Karl dem Großen
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Aachen6.083787918090850.776206970215Place of death // Burial placedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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