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The Carolingian Empire divided because the tradition at that time was that a kingdom was divided among the sons of the king. The imperial title could be divided or not, so there could be co-emperors, but there were a number of kingdoms within the empire. These kingdoms went to war with one another for various reasons, and after a lot of changes, the empire was divided with the largest pieces being the Kingdom of the Franks and the Holy Roman Empire. Both of these changed their methods of monarchic succession.

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Why was Charlemagnes empire split?

It was partitioned among his three sons following Germanic inheritance rules.

Where was charlemagnes empire?

Charlemagne's empire, which is called the Carolingian Empire, included the following present day territories:France, except for BrittanyBelgiumthe NetherlandsLuxembourgMost of GermanySwitzerlandmost of Austriapart of Croatiathe northern half of Italythe eastern parts of the Spanish PyreneesIn addition, there are areas to the east of these that are considered tributary.There is a link below to a map of Charlemagne's empire

Was Charlemagnes father pepin the short?

Yes Pepin the short was his father

Why did Charlemagnes empire not survive?

Under Frankish law, a kingdom did not pass to a single heir, but was distributed among the heirs. Under the Carolingian Empire, this was modified only to the point of having the empire go to a single heir, but there were numerous kingdoms controlled by different kings. The various kings quarrelled, and the overall emperor was only able to get support from his own kingdom, not from the empire as a whole, so the empire passed to a powerless state. Later, it was revived, but France remained separate from it; in this revived form, it was called the Holy Roman Empire.

Why did Charlemagnes empire dissolve after his death?

It did not really dissolve. It was - in complete accordance with the Frankish custom of the time - divided between his three sons. The western part was more or less what was to become France; the eastern part covered most of what was to become the Holy Roman Empire. Only the third part (in the middle) more or less 'dissolved' over time into a number of Principalities that linked themselves to either France or to the Holy Roman Empire.

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What helped unite Charlemagnes empire?

A strong and efficient government.

What was Charlemagnes impact on Europe?

He united most of Western Europe under the Carolingian Empire.

What was the main strength and the main weakness of Charlemagnes's empire?

He created modern Plumbing and Jonny On the Spot.

Why was Charlemagnes empire split?

It was partitioned among his three sons following Germanic inheritance rules.

What did Charlemagnes empire do in A.D. 800 that the European Union is doing today?

they are calling the goverment to go to the renissance

Did charlemagnes empire not only occupied current-day France but also stretched into Germany austria and northern Ireland?

The answer is false his empire did not strech into germany Austria and northern Ireland.

Who was Charlemagnes father?

Charlemagnes fathers name was Pepin the Short Charlemagnes grandfather was Charles Martel which means Charles the Hammer

Who divide the roman empire into two?

Diocletian divided the empire

What happened to charlemagnes empire when louis died?

When he died in 814, his empire went to his only legitimate son, Louis the pious. After Louis' death in 840, it was divided amongst Louis' three sons; Lothair, Louis and Charles the Bald.

Why did Charlemagne empire break up after his death?

Charlemagnes was a great and powerful leader, as well as a warrior. However, when he died a lot of warriors fought for his power. In the meanwhile, his empire grew weaker and weaker. When they finally selected a leader, it was too late.

What was Charlemagnes greatest accomplishements?

One possibility would be the formation of the Holy Roman Empire (which was unfortunately neither Holy, Roman, nor an Empire).

Is Charlemagnes father pepin the short?