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Charlemagne (also Charles the Great; from Latin, Carolus Magnus), son of King Pippin the Short and Bertrada of Laon, was king of the Franks from 768 to 814 and king of the Lombards from 774 to 814. He was crowned Imperator Augustus in Rome on 25 December 800 by Pope Leo III and is therefore regarded as the first Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles I). Through military conquest and defense, he solidified and expanded his realm to cover most of western Europe. His rule is associated with the peak of the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of central authority in western Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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The First Holy Emperor

Statue of Charlemagne

in the centre of Liège, Belgium

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