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Charlemagne, Emperor of the West

Charlemagne, Emperor of the West

Male 0747 - 0814  (66 years)

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  • Name Charlemagne  
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    Suffix Emperor of the West 
    Born 02 Apr 0747  Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    History More is known about Charlemagne than most medićval 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.  [7
    Title 767  [1, 2
    He was crowed King of the Franks 
    History 768  [7
    When Pépin the Short died in 768, the Frankish lands were divided according to ancient Frankinsh law and tradition between Pépin's sons Carloman and Charles. During the next three years until Carloman's death in 771, relations between the two brothers were sometimes strained. In 774, Charles "the Great" or Karolus Magnus, more widely known as Charlemagne, conquered Lombardy and confirmed his father's donation of the Papal States. Charlemagne added Bavaria to his realm, and eventually defeated the Saxons and forced them to convert to Christianity. Charlemagne also waged war in Spain. He was returning from an expedition there in 778 when a mountain people called the Basques ambushed and wiped out his rear guard. This incident became the subject of the famous epic poem The Song of Roland, however, the ambushers were the Moors 
    Title 25 Dec 800  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7
    He was crowed Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III. 
    The Coronation of Charlemagne
    The Coronation of Charlemagne
    History 814 
    Charlemagne's Empire in 814
    Charlemagne's Empire in 814
    Died 28 Jan 0814  Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Aachen Cathedral, Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agency: choir of the Palatine Chapel 
    Charlemagne's Tomb
    Charlemagne's Tomb
    Person ID I12  Roy Family Genealogy | Boudreau Line, Roy Line
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 

    Father Pépin "the Short", King of the Franks,   b. 0715, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 0768, St. Denis, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Bertha "Broadfoot",   b. Abt 0720, Laon, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 0783  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 0740 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Himiltrude 
    Married 798  [7
    Children 
     1. Alpais, Abbess of St. Peter's, Rheims  [Birth]
     2. Pépin the Hunchback,   b. 769  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Desideria 
    Married 770  [7
    Annulled 771  [7
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hildegarde, Countess in Linzgau,   b. 0758,   d. 30 Apr 0783  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married 0771  Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Charles the Younger, Duke of Ingelheim ,   b. 772,   d. 811  (Age 39 years)  [Birth]
     2. Pépin, King of Italy and Lombardy,   b. Apr 0773, Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 0810, Milan, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     3. Adelaide,   b. 773  [Birth]
     4. Rotrud,   b. 775  [Birth]
     5. Bertha of France,   b. 776,   d. 826  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     6. Lothar,   b. 778  [Birth]
     7. Louis I "the Fair", Emperor of the West,   b. Aug 0778, Garonne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 0841, near Mainz Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
     8. Hildegarde  [Birth]
     9. Gisela  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Fastrada 
    Married 0783  [7
    Children 
     1. Theodrada, Abbess of Argenteuil  [Birth]
     2. Hiltrude  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Luitgard 
    Married 0794  [7
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Apr 0747 - Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0771 - Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 0814 - Aachen, Rhineland, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • 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).

    2. [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).

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

    4. [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).

    5. [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).

    6. [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 ).

    7. [S65] Web: Sewell Genealogy Site, (http://www3.sympatico.ca/robert.sewell/sitemapweb.html).