King of the Franks (768–814) and founder of the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome. His court at Aix-la-Chapelle became the center of the Carolingian Renaissance.
(person) A.d. 742-814; king of the Franks (768-814): emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (800-814)
One of the kings of the Franks from 768 to 814, crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 until his death in 814.
Origin of charlemagne
FrenchCharlemagne, from LatinCarolus Magnus, literally "Charles/Carl the strong".
Charlemagne Sentence Examples
Under Charlemagne and his successors it was not used.
He sent an embassy to Charlemagne in 768 and was deposed in 774, whereupon he fled to Bamburgh and afterwards to the Picts.
Under Charlemagne, the Jews, who had begun to settle in Gaul in the time of Caesar, were more than tolerated.
After the death of Charlemagne the Moravian princes took advantage of the dissensions of his successors to enlarge their territories and assert their independence, and Rastislaus (c. 850) even formed an alliance with the Bulgarians and the Byzantine emperor.
The cycle of Guillaume has more unity than the other great cycles of Charlemagne or of Doon de Mayence, the various poems which compose it forming branches of the main story rather than independent epic poems. There exist numerous cyclic MSS.