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Karl (Charles) MARTEL
(Abt 0690-0724)
Clairbert I (Heribert) OF LAON
(Abt 0690-)
(Abt 0695-)
Pepin "The Short" KING OF FRANKS
Bertrada "Broadfoot" COUNTESS OF LAON
(Abt 0720-0783)
Charlemagne Emperor Of The West


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3. Hildegarde OF SWABIA
6. Madelgard
7. Gersvind
8. Regina
9. Adalind

Charlemagne Emperor Of The West 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

  • Born: 2 Apr 742, Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Marriage (1): HIMILTRUDE about 768
  • Marriage (2): DESIDERIA in 771 1
  • Marriage (3): Hildegarde OF SWABIA in 771 in Aachen, Rhine Province, PRU 1
  • Marriage (4): FASTRADA in 783
  • Marriage (5): LUITGARD about 794 1
  • Marriage (6): Madelgard
  • Marriage (7): Gersvind
  • Marriage (8): Regina
  • Marriage (9): Adalind
  • Died: 28 Jan 813, Aix La Chapelle at age 70 15
  • Buried: Abt 29 Jan 813, Aachen, Rhine Province, PRU 16

bullet  General Notes:

Charles the Great ruled so many lands that he was called different titles by his many languaged peoples. Carolus Magnus, Karl der Grosse, Charlemagne, Charles the Great. He ruled during the dark ages, a bright star that scholars were inspired by for centuries.

Charles inherited only part of his kingdom from his father, less than half of France and the low countries. Before he died he had conquered half of Europe, Italy, Germany and Spain. He held the title, King of France, from 768 till his death in 814. He held the title King of the Lombards (Italy) from 774 to 800. He gained the title of King of Germany in 785. He was the Frankish Emperor from 800-814. In a Christmas Day ceremony in Rome in the year 800, he was crowned Roman Emperor of the West by Pope Leo III. A very religious man, he was the first to be called the Holy Roman Emperor. He dearly loved his children, and would not even allow his daughters to marry out of court. He built a palace swimming pool and loved to hunt. He valued learning and brought in many artists and scholars as well as opened schools. Most classical literature was preserved during this period thanks to him. (C-571, 1878, 2247)

Charles had four wives and up to five mistresses resulting in 16 children. :(C-1351)

He died on Jan. 28, 813/814 in Aachen, Rhine, Prussia and was buried at the Cathedral of Aachen known as Aix-la-Chapelle in France (now Germany). His palace and home were in Aix-la-Chapelle as well. A traditional story about Charlemagne's gravesite is that in the year 1000, Otto III opened Charlemange's Tomb and found him seated in a marble chair. He removed the marble thrown and it was used for the coronation of the Emperor's for hundreds of years after. (C-1372, 1419) 17


Charlemagne married HIMILTRUDE about 768.


Charlemagne next married DESIDERIA in 771.1


Charlemagne next married Hildegarde OF SWABIA, daughter of Geroud I COUNT OF SWABIA and Imma OF ALEMANIA, in 771 in Aachen, Rhine Province, PRU.1 (Hildegarde OF SWABIA was born in 758 in Aachen, Rhine Province, PRU and died on 30 Apr 783.)


Charlemagne next married FASTRADA in 783. (FASTRADA died in 794 1.)


Charlemagne next married LUITGARD about 794.1 (LUITGARD died in 800 1.)


Charlemagne next married Madelgard.


Charlemagne next married Gersvind.


Charlemagne next married Regina.


Charlemagne next married Adalind.



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