King of the Franks
Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was King of the Franks in the late 8th century.
At first, Charlemagne had to co-rule the Frankish Kingdom with Carloman I (his brother). In 771, Carloman died, giving Charlemagne the full power of the throne. He united much of Europe, conquering Italy. He worked with the Pope as his protector. He led both an invasion on Muslim Spain and an attack of the Saxons. His people forced Christianization on the conquered, with penalty of death for those who don't comply. Charlemagne was named Holy Roman Emperor by the pope.
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Charlemagne was a famous King of the Franks, who was born on April 7, 742. As a person born on this date, Charlemagne is listed in our database as the 4th most popular celebrity for the day (April 7).
People born on April 7 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Charlemagne is the 129th most popular Aries.
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