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  1. Charlemagne, also called Charles I, byname Charles the Great, (born April 2, 747?—died January 28, 814, Aachen, Austrasia [now in Germany]), king of the Franks (768–814), king of the Lombards (774–814), and first emperor (800–814) of the Romans and of what was later called the Holy Roman Empire. Around the time of the birth of Charlemagne—conventionally held to be 742 but likely to ...

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    Charlemagne (/ ˈ ʃ ɑːr l ə m eɪ n, ˌ ʃ ɑːr l ə ˈ m eɪ n / SHAR-lə-mayn, -⁠ MAYN, French: [ʃaʁləmaɲ]) or Charles the Great (Latin: Carolus Magnus; German: Karl der Große; 2 April 747 – 28 January 814), a member of the Carolingian dynasty, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and the first Holy Roman Emperor from 800.

  3. Oct 14, 2021 · From there Charlemagne began to carve out his empire. At the time it would be known as the Carolingian Empire, it wasn't until the 13th century that it would become known as the Holy Roman Empire ...

  4. Charlemagne was crowned “emperor of the Romans” by Pope Leo III in 800 CE, thus restoring the Roman Empire in the West for the first time since its dissolution in the 5th century. Charlemagne was selected for a variety of reasons, not least of which was his long-standing protectorate over the papacy.

  5. Feb 17, 2018 · Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire. After the fall of the Roman Empire in Western Europe, Charlemagne built an empire that extended more than 800 miles from east to west. Though he ruled in an era many scholars describe as a “ Dark Age ," Charlemagne made the capital of his vast kingdom a center of learning. Charlemagne was a Frank.

  6. Answer (1 of 4): To begin with the HRE was formed out of East Francia after the death of the last Carolingian ruler. The procedure set there was that the rulers of the autonomous stem duchies (Franconia, Bavaria, Swabia, Saxony and Lotharingia) came together and elected one of them to Emperor.

  7. Germany was part of the Holy Roman Empire dating to Charlemagne's coronation in 800. However, it had a mostly decentralized structure since the 1200s, although the states still cooperated in naming a Holy Roman Emperor, usually the Habsburg ruler of Austria.