Charlemagne King Of The Franks

Charlemagne was born in 742 and died in 814. He was the son of Bertrada of Laon and Pepin the Short. In 771, Charlemagne became King of The Franks, a Germanic tribe in present-day Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and western Germany. Charlemagne's goal was to unite all Germanic peoples in the kingdom, and convert his people to Chritianity.
Once Charlemagne came into power, he sought to unite all the Germanic peoples into one kingdom. In order to unite everyone and convert his subjects to Christianity, Charlemagne spent the majority of his reign engaged in military campaigns. Soon after becoming king, he conquered the Lombards, the Avars, the Bavarias and others.
In Charlemagne's role to be defender of Christianity, he gave money and land to the Christian Church and protected the popes. To express Charlemagne's power and to reinforce his relationship with the Church, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans on December 25, 800.

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