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Life Of Charlemagne

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Life Of Charlemagne
742-814
Who Was Charlemagne?
Charlemagne Merovingian was a prominent emperor of the Frankish Empire!
When was he crowned emperor?
Charlemagne was crowned emperor on Christmas Eve at mass. Pope Leo III was holding the mass.
The Pope crowned Charlemagne without notice.
He was then no longer king. Charlemagne was now the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
What Was Charlemagne Like?
What did he wear?
-Linen breeches
-Tunic
-Coat of otter skins
-Blue cloak
-Bedecked shoes
-Diadem of gold and gems
Charlemagne was a boundless man with a lofty stature. He was known to be a very good ruler. Charlemagne loved to bathe in hot springs and read. He was very interested in the liberal arts and promoted teaching in many ways.
Accomplishments
Political
Expanded Kingdom
Issued Money
Rebuilt Infrastructure
Developed Trade Routes
Created Laws
Cleansed From Thieves
Rebuilt Old Cities
Educational
Lowercase Letters
Founded Schools
Studied: Religion, Latin, Music, Literature, and Arithmetic
Accomplisments (Continued)
Cultural
Spread Christian Religion
Art and Philosophy
Sculptures and Metal Work
Chapels and Churches
Made Saxons Accept Christianity
How did Charlemagne die?
Charlemagne died of sickness at age 72.
He had a high fever for seven days and eventually passed on.
Was Charlemagne a Good Emperor?
Yes! He had many accomplishments and victories in his life.

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Life Of Charlemagne

  1. 1. Life Of Charlemagne 742-814
  2. 2. Who Was Charlemagne?Charlemagne Merovingian was a prominent emperor of the Frankish Empire!
  3. 3. When was he crowned emperor?Charlemagne was crowned emperoron Christmas Eve at mass. Pope LeoIII was holding the mass.The Pope crowned Charlemagnewithout notice.He was then no longer king.Charlemagne was now the emperorof the Holy Roman Empire.
  4. 4. What Was What did he wear? Charlemagne -Linen breeches Like? -TunicCharlemagne was a boundless man -Coat of otter skinswith a lofty stature. He was known to be a very good ruler. -Blue cloakCharlemagne loved to bathe in hot springs and read. He was very -Bedecked shoes interested in the liberal arts andpromoted teaching in many ways. -Diadem of gold and gems
  5. 5. Accomplishments Political Educational Expanded Kingdom  Lowercase Letters Issued Money  Founded Schools Rebuilt Infrastructure  Studied: Religion, Latin, Music, Literatu Developed Trade Routes re, and Arithmetic Created Laws Cleansed From Thieves Rebuilt Old Cities
  6. 6. Accomplisments (Continued) Cultural Spread Christian Religion Art and Philosophy Sculptures and Metal Work Chapels and Churches Made Saxons Accept Christianity
  7. 7. How did Charlemagne die? Charlemagne died of sickness at age 72.He had a high fever for seven days and eventually passed on.
  8. 8. Was Charlemagne a Good Emperor?Yes! He had many accomplishments and victories in his life.

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