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How did Charlemagne create a large empire?

Charlemagne mostly enlarged his empire through military  conquest, most notably through a long and successful series of  campaigns against the Saxons, and his conquest of Ba (MORE)

Who did Charlemagne marry?

Charlemagne married at least four times, possibly five. His wives were:possibly Himiltrude, of whom little is known, and with whom he had two childrenDesiderata, daughter of K (MORE)

Why was Charlemagne a successful ruler?

Charlemagne built the Kingdom of the Franks into the largest empire in the history of medieval Europe. He fostered education, built schools, and issued new, and rather wise, l (MORE)

How did Charlemagne get his name?

Charlemagne is from French, and means Charles the Great. Charlemagne's name, at the time of his life, was represented in Latin as Carolus. His name comes form a Germanic word (MORE)

Did Charlemagne have a wife?

Charlemagne had several wives, most of whom predeceased him. He may have been married to a woman named Himiltrude, but the details are not known.His first recorded marriage w (MORE)

Who was Charlemagne and why is he important?

Charlemagne is believed to have been born about the year 742. He became King of the Franks in 768, and Emperor of the Carolingian Empire in 800. He died in 814. He was the so (MORE)

Where did Charlemagne live?

Charlemagne ruled the Kingdom of the Franks, and later was made emperor. His palace was at Aachen, and that was where he spent the most time.
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When did Charlemagne become king of the Franks?

Charlemagne became king over half the kingdom of his father in A.D.  768, and three years later over the other half as well, when his  brother died. Then on Christmas day in (MORE)

What was Charlemagne king of?

Charlemagne was king of the Franks from 768 to 814. By the end of his reign his country include nearly all of modern France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, (MORE)