Essay on King Charlemagne 's Influence On The Middle Of The Dark Ages

1362 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
“Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.” A quote by King Charlemagne himself, a quote which I believe perfectly states how Charlemagne associated his great success with “The State”, as well his love of Church. Charlemagne was an extremely powerful leader as well as warrior, standing at just under 6’4”; he expanded his kingdom in Lombard conquest, as well in the Carolingian expansion of the south. Like many leaders at the time, Charlemagne was also a deeply religious man , yet he went a step further to show his love for church, he spent an entire winter in Rome, rebuilding the “Disturbed”, torn apart, and corrupted church there. Which I believe would influence his decision to initiate a new era of education right in the middle of the dark ages. So In this essay I will go over a brief biography of King Charlemagne, his involvement in the Church vs State debate, and lastly his contribution to the world and the legacy he left behind. Charlemagne was born around 742, the son of Bertrada of Laon and Pepin the Short, the location of his birth is unknown, but experts say that Liege and Aachen are most likely. Not much is known about his youth, apart from the fact that he had a penchant for languages, among which are Greek, Latin, and High German. After his father Pepin the Short passed away in 786, the power division in the kingdom was between him and his brother Carloman, this might have been an issue as the…

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