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Charlemagne

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Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 28, 814 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 742
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 28, 814 (71)

About

Holy Roman Emperor from 800 to 814 and former ruler of the Frankish Kingdom. He was notably the first emperor to rule after Rome fell.

Before Fame

He became King of the Franks in 768 after the death of his father Pepin the Short, and was also King of Italy from 774 to 800.

Trivia

He helped introduce the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of cultural awakening with the Catholic Church.

Family Life

He had four spouses in his lifetime: Desiderata, Hildegard, Fastrada and Luitgard. He had many children and banished his eldest, and perhaps illegitimate son, Pippin the Hunchback in 792.

Associated With

He was a prominent Roman leader centuries after the reign of Julius Caesar.