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Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor

Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor

Male 747 - 814  (66 years)

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  • Name Charlemagne  
    • More is known about Charlemagne than most medieval rulers because of a biography written by Einhard, a friend of his son Louis the Pious. This biography describes Charlemagne as more than six feet tall, with piercing eyes, fair hair, a thick neck, and a potbelly. He was strong, fond of exercise, and had an alert mind and a forceful personality. Charlemagne could read and speak Latin, the language of educated people of the time. However, he never learned to write it. [4]
    Born 2 Apr 747  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Reign From 767 to 814  [1, 5
    Land/House 768 
    Reign From 800 to 814  [1, 2, 4, 5, 9
    Died 28 Jan 814  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Buried Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I12  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2020 

    Father Pépin "the Short", King of the Franks,   b. 714/15, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Bertha "Broadfoot",   b. Abt 720, Laon, Hauts-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 783  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 740 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Himiltrude  [4
    Married 798  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 50 years - She was ?? 
    Children 
    +1. Alpais, Abbess of St. Peter's, Rheims [Natural,Natural]
     2. Pépin the Hunchback,   b. 769 [Natural,Natural]
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Desiderata of the Lombards  [4
    Married 770  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years - She was ?? 
    Annulled 771  [4
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hildegarde, Countess in Linzgau,   b. 758,   d. 30 Apr 783  (Age 25 years)  [1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
    Married 771  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 8, 9
    Age at Marriage He was 23 years - She was 13 years 
    Children 
     1. Charles the Younger, Duke of Ingelheim ,   b. 772,   d. 811  (Age 39 years)
    +2. Pépin, King of Italy and Lombardy,   b. Apr 773, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 810, Milan, Lombardy, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     3. Adelaide,   b. 773
     4. Rotrud,   b. 775
    +5. Bertha of France,   b. 776,   d. 826  (Age 50 years)
     6. Lothar,   b. 778
    +7. Louis I "the Pious", Holy Roman Emperor,   b. Aug 778, Haute-Garonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 841, near Mainz Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     8. Hildegarde
     9. Gisela
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Fastrada  [4
    Married 783  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 35 years - She was ?? 
    Children 
     1. Theodrada, Abbess of Argenteuil
     2. Hiltrude
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Luitgard  [4
    Married 794  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 46 years - She was ?? 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 unknown partner 
    Children 
     1. Rotrude
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death: Weis (1982) gives his death place as Aix la Chapelle. [1]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 747 - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 771 - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 814 - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Agency: choir of the Palatine Chapel, Aachen Cathedral - - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Charlemagne, Emperor of the West and the King of the Franks
    Charlemagne, Emperor of the West and the King of the Franks
    Throne of Charlemagne from his Tomb
    Throne of Charlemagne from his Tomb
    Statue of Charlemagne
    Statue of Charlemagne

  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), Secondary Source.

    2. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011), Secondary Source.

    3. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    4. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008), Secondary Source.

    5. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002), Secondary Source.

    6. [S61] Moriarty, G. Andrews. The Origin of the Carolingians, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Registervolume XCVIII, October 1944 ), Secondary Source.

    7. [S62] Kelley, David H. Genealogical Research in England: A New Consideration of the Carolingians, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CI, April 1947), Secondary Source.

    8. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941), Tertiary Source.

    9. [S64] Langston, Aileen Lewers and J. Orton Buck Jr. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume II, (Cottonport, Louisiana:Order of the Crown of Charlemagne , 1974 ), Tertiary Source.

    10. [S304] Wikipedia, Secondary Source.
      Desiderata of the Lombards