Charlemagne

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Charlemagne

Charlemagne

Charlemagne helped encourage education. He repaired churches and monasteries to open schools. He invited scholars from other parts of Europe to teach in the empire. He requested scholars copy ancient texts to send to other parts of Europe.System of government-Feudal system. The Holy Roman Empire was integrated with the Roman Catholic Church.

During 800 a rebellion against Pope Leo III begun and Charles the great went to his aid in Rome and defeated the rebellion. As a token of thanks, Leo crowned Charlemagne on Christmas Day that year, declaring him emperor of the Romans. It legitimized his rule over the italian territories.He was also known as defensor of Christianity because he also supported the church and helped for the production of an accurate Bible.

After being crowned by the Pope Leo III Charlemagne’s empire became known as Holy Roman Empire. it was holy because consecrated by the Pope, it was roman because it was the succession of the roman empire for time period and size (and because charlemagne hoped that his empire was as great and successful as the roman empire was). It was called Empire because of the big size which included different populations.

It was holy because consecrated by the Pope, it was roman because it was the succession of the roman empire for time period and size (and because charlemagne hoped that his empire was as great and successful as the roman empire was). It was called Empire because of the big size which included different populations.

Empire

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Birth & Death

April 2, 747-January 28, 814He was king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and first emperor of the romans and what later was called the Holy Roman Empire. Son of Bertrada of Laon and Pepin the Short. One brother: CarlomanHe had multiple wives and 18 children.

The population in 962 was about ten or more people per square kilometer. The Holy Roman Empire was about 470.000 square kilometer big. More people lived in the West than in the East. From the 11th to the 14th Century the population nearly tripled to about 12 million inhabitants. Because of the Black death one third of the people who lived in the Holy Roman Empire died.

Conquest of Lombardy 773-774-The Lombard king wanted the land back which angered Charlamagne who is married to the daughter of the Lombard king. Charlamagne invaded and became the new king of Lombard.Saxon Wars 771-804-Consisted of 18 major battles which concluded in saxony incorporated into the Frankish Empire and pagon saxons were forced to accept ChristianityFrankish-Avar war 791-796-Charlamagne and his son attcked the Avars or huns which accumalated their wealth by raiding their neighbors. These wars were very long and bloody.Frankish-Byzantine war 801-810-Charlamagne and the Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I fought on both land and sea for control of Venetia and the Dalmation Coast.Bohemian war 805-806-The Frankish forces took over the Slavic regions of Bohemia


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