Emperor Charlemagne (Biographical details)

Emperor Charlemagne (ruler; royal/imperial; German; French; Male; c. 742; 768; 800 - 814; 814; 814; ; ruled as King of the Franks; ruled as Emperor)

Also known as

Charlemagne; Charles I; Charles the Great; Carolus Magnus; Karl der Grosse

Biography

Son of Pepin the Short (q.v.), succeeded him as King of the Franks in 768, first with his brother Carloman I until 771, then as sole ruler. In 800 Charles became emperor after his coronation by Pope Leo III (q.v.) in Rome.