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 Karl der Große

Charlemagne

Glossary term

Karl der Große
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After the death of Pepin III. the Short (714-768) was shared by his sons Carloman (751-771) and Charlemagne (742-814) ascended the throne. After the early death of his brother Charles became the sole ruler of the Frankish empire. In many battles, he extended his kingdom as the largest since the Roman Empire through the present-day France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and laid the foundation for a Christian West. In 800 he was inspired by Pope Leo III. (D. 816), crowned Roman Emperor. In addition to trade, commerce and agriculture, he promoted the development of culture and the sciences, and also created a comprehensive legal order. He also promoted by numerous laws and donations of vineyards and the wine, of which numerous documents attest to most monasteries in over 50 locat...
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