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    Charles Martel was born on August 23, 686 AD, Herstal, Belgium. He was a merciless warlike ruler who went by as Charles the Hammer. He got his nickname from his victory at Poitiers in 732. Charles was Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks. Some facts about him: He rewarded his followers, but crushed his opponents. He gifted his followers by providing land from defeated opponents and from the church. He was considered a generous donator to monasteries, but he greatly doubted bishops and abbots because they belonged to aristocratic families. He thought to himself that by taking Church property, the owners wouldn’t be involved in politics that would overthrow him from power and to strengthen him as a Christian ruler. He was an expert…

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    Charlemagne Achievements

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    Charlemagne, known as Charles the Great or King of the Franks, was a strong leader who united Western Europe through his military power. His major goals or achievements were the Carolingian Empire, Saxons War, and establishing centralized imperial rule. I consider that Charlemagne is a good leader and will go down in history. The first of Charlemagne’s accomplishments was the Carolingian Empire. Charles the Great ruled after his father Charles Martel. Charlemagne built a court and capital at…

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    In 732 AD, Charles Martel defeated the Muslim army at the Battle of Tours, (modern-day France). This victory over the Muslims helped maintain Christianity in Europe and stopped the Muslims from expanding any further (Doc C). It wasn't until 751 AD that the Merovingian Dynasty was replaced by the Carolingian empire. The immense expansion of the Franks started when Charlemagne took control of the dynasty in 768 AD. During Charlemagne's period of authority over the Franks, he was crowned “Holy…

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    Charlemagne Research Paper

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    Introduction: Charlemagne was the King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans from 800 until his death in 814. He expanded his kingdom to an empire, uniting most of west Europe. The Carolingian Renaissance is associated with his reign, a time when art and culture was revived through the Catholic Church, which encouraged a common European identity. Chapter 1 who is Charlemagne? He is the King of Franks; he was the greatest ruler in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.…

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    Learning is always a great opportunity, learn the history of our past is even better. I had the opportunity to learn about the history of Europe. I got to know the man Charlemagne or also known as (the father of Europe). Charlemagne, born in France in April 742 DC parents Pepin the short and Bertrada of Laon. His father, the first of the Carolingians to become King. And his mother, his mother was a normal woman with no royal lineage. He was one of the most famous and powerful leaders who…

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    Charlemagne is believed to have been born about the year 742. He has been considered by many people an ideal ruler, and a model for other rulers. Charlemagne, also known as Charles I, was the son of King Pepin the Short. Later when he became King of the Franks, his country already occupied nearly all of modern France, all of Belgium and the Netherlands, most of Switzerland, and large areas of Germany. To expand the country even more he added Saxony, Bavaria, large parts of Austria, the Kingdom…

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    Charlemagne, who was also known as Charles the Great was born around 742. He was referred to as the “Father of Europe” and the man who spurred the Carolingian Renaissance that united the Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire (Biography.com Editors). His father was Pepin the Short, who was the reigning King of the Franks. After the death of Charlemagne’s father, the Frankish kingdom was divided between Charlemagne and his younger brother Carloman. After the death of his…

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    The Carolingian dynasty was a Frankish noble family which descended directly from the Merovingian dynasty which came before it. The Merovingian dynasty was founded by Childeric I, king of the Franks from 457-481 AD, who, thanks to his many military outings against the Visigoths, Saxons and Alemanni, managed to establish a foot hold of territory for the dynasty that his son, Clovis I, would create a few years later. It wasn’t until Childeric and his wife, Basina, Queen of Thuringia’s son, Clovis…

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    Charles “the Great” was the name he was called. He was Charlemagne Charles “the Great.” Charlemagne was not only the King of the Franks, he also declared himself the King of the Lombards, and he was crowned Emperor of the Romans. Charlemagne was a Frank. He was a german-speaking invader of Rome. His crowning was a way for the Pope to unite Christian, Germans and Romans traditions: “This crowning of the ‘German ruler’ as an emperor represents the merging of German christian and Roman traditions…

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    “The Right Action is better than Knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.”(Snell) This quote was spoken by the Great Charles I or as otherwise known as Charlemagne. Charlemagne was born in 742. His Father was Pepin the Short and his mother was Bertrada (Facts). Little is known about Charlemagne's childhood; in 754, however, he participated in the anointment of Pepin as king by Pope Stephen II. He was educated at the palace school primarily by Fulrad, the abbot of…

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