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Charlemagne"Father of Europe"

Charlemagne (c.742-814), also known as Karl and Charles the Great, was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from 768 to 814. In 771, Charlemagne became king of the Franks, a Germanic tribe in present-day Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and western Germany. He embarked on a mission to unite all Germanic peoples into one kingdom, and convert his subjects to Christianity. A skilled military strategist, he spent much of his reign engaged in warfare in order to accomplish his goals. In 800, Pope Leo III (750-816) crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans. In this role, he encouraged the Carolingian Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual revival in Europe. When he died in 814, Charlemagne’s empire encompassed much of Western Europe, and he had also ensured the survival of Christianity in the West. Today, Charlemagne is referred to by some as the father of Europe.


He had outstanding warfare skill. Hewas never defeated in a battle He emphasized Christianity, law, and education amoung his people. And made most of Western Europe. Some people even reffer him as "Father of Europe"In 800, Pope Leo III (750-816) crowned Charlemagne emperor of the RomansHe succsseded in defeating the muslims in the Battle of Tours with the help of his grandfather Charles Martel

Lasting Impact

His Impact in our world today was making most of Western Europe Christian




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