Charles the Great (Charlemagne) - King of Franks, Emperor



Charles the Great (Charlemagne) - King of Franks, Emperor


<I000632> Charles the Great, Emperor CHARLEMAGNE
<I001437> Father: Pippin III ("The Short"), King of FRANKS
<I001438> Mother: Bertha of LAON
BIRTH: 2 APR 742, Ingelheim, Germany
DEATH: 28 JAN 814, Aachen (9 a.m.)
Family 1:
<I002461> 1. Alpais
<I003709> 2. Duodene
Family 2:
<I002252> Regina _____
<I002251> 1. Hughues L"ABBE
Family 3:
<I000633> Hildegard of SWABIA
<I000631> 1. Pippin (or Pepin), King of LOMBARDY
<I002293> 2. Princess ROTRUDE
<I000778> 3. Louis I "The Pious", King of AQUITAINE
<I003698> 4. Lady BERTHE

Notes

Charles died after four years of failing health, from pleurisy, and is buried in the chapel at Aachen (now part of the cathedral)(Aachen = Aix la Chapelle). A contemporary account states that he was almost seven feet in height, in an era when few men were even six feet - "large and strong, and of lofty stature, though not disproportionately tall...the upper part of his head was round, his eyes very large and animated, nose a little long, hair fair, and face laughing and merry." He was warm, outgoing and athletic. {Popular account: "Charlemagne," Harold Lamb (Doubleday, 1954).}


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