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Definitions for Charlemagne
ˈʃɑr ləˌmeɪncharle·magne

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Charlemagne, Carolus, Charles, Charles I, Charles the Greatnoun

    king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)

Wiktionary

  1. Charlemagnenoun

    One of the kings of the Franks from 768 to 814, crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 until his death in 814.

  2. Etymology: Charlemagne, from Carolus Magnus, literally "Charles/Carl the strong".

Wikipedia

  1. Charlemagne

    Charlemagne ( SHAR-lə-mayn, -⁠MAYN, French: [ʃaʁləmaɲ]) or Charles the Great (Latin: Carolus Magnus; 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 Emperor of the Romans from 800. Charlemagne succeeded in uniting the majority of western and central Europe and was the first recognized emperor to rule from western Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire around three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state that Charlemagne founded was the Carolingian Empire. He was canonized by Antipope Paschal III—an act later treated as invalid—and he is now regarded by some as beatified (which is a step on the path to sainthood) in the Catholic Church. Charlemagne was the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon. He was born before their canonical marriage. He became king of the Franks in 768 following his father's death, and was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman I until the latter's death in 771. As sole ruler, he continued his father's policy towards protection of the papacy and became its sole defender, removing the Lombards from power in northern Italy and leading an incursion into Muslim Spain. He also campaigned against the Saxons to his east, Christianizing them (upon penalty of death) which led to events such as the Massacre of Verden. He reached the height of his power in 800 when he was crowned Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day at Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Charlemagne has been called the "Father of Europe" (Pater Europae), as he united most of Western Europe for the first time since the classical era of the Roman Empire, as well as uniting parts of Europe that had never been under Frankish or Roman rule. His reign spurred the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of energetic cultural and intellectual activity within the Western Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church viewed Charlemagne less favourably, due to his support of the filioque and the Pope's preference of him as emperor over the Byzantine Empire's first female monarch, Irene of Athens. These and other disputes led to the eventual split of Rome and Constantinople in the Great Schism of 1054.Charlemagne died in 814 after contracting an infectious lung disease. He was laid to rest in the Aachen Cathedral, in his imperial capital city of Aachen. He married at least four times, and had three legitimate sons who lived to adulthood. Only the youngest of them, Louis the Pious, survived to succeed him. Charlemagne is the direct ancestor of many of Europe's royal houses, including the Capetian dynasty, the Ottonian dynasty, the House of Luxembourg, the House of Ivrea and the House of Habsburg.

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    Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was a medieval ruler who reigned between 768–814 A.D. as King of the Franks and Lombards. He became the first Emperor of the Romans in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. He engineered a significant expansion of his territories, consequently unifying much of western and central Europe, which led to the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of cultural and intellectual revival. Charlemagne is a key figure in the historical period known as the Middle Ages, shaped the European identity and influenced the subsequent course of European history.

Wikidata

  1. Charlemagne

    Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The oldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon, Charlemagne became king in 768 following the death of his father. He was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman I. Carloman's sudden death in 771 under unexplained circumstances left Charlemagne as the undisputed ruler of the Frankish Kingdom. Through his military conquests, he subdued the Saxons and the Bavarians and pushed his frontier into Spain. He expanded his kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. Charlemagne continued his father's policy towards the papacy and became its protector, removing the Lombards from power in Italy, and leading an incursion into Muslim Spain. He also campaigned against the peoples to his east, forcibly Christianizing them along the way, eventually subjecting them to his rule after a protracted war. Charlemagne reached the height of his power in 800 when he was crowned as "Emperor" by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Charlemagne

    i. e. Charles or Karl the Great, the first Carlovingian king of the Franks, son and successor of Pepin le Bref (the Short); became sole ruler on the death of his brother Carloman in 771; he subjugated by his arms the southern Gauls, the Lombards, the Saxons, and the Avares, and conducted a successful expedition against the Moors in Spain, with the result that his kingdom extended from the Ebro to the Elbe; having passed over into Italy in support of the Pope, he was on Christmas Day 800 crowned Emperor of the West, after which he devoted himself to the welfare of his subjects, and proved himself as great in legislation as in arms; enacted laws for the empire called capitularies, reformed the judicial administration, patronised letters, and established schools; kept himself in touch and au courant with everything over his vast domain; he died and was buried at Aix-la-Chapelle (742-814).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHARLEMAGNE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Charlemagne is ranked #44730 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Charlemagne surname appeared 480 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Charlemagne.

    83.9% or 403 total occurrences were Black.
    9.7% or 47 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.7% or 18 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Charlemagne in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Charlemagne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Charlemagne in a Sentence

  1. Alcuin:

    Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God (Vox Populi, Vox Dei), since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. -- Letter to Charlemagne, 800 AD.

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