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Life Of Charlemagne
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?
-Coat of otter skins
-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.
Developed Trade Routes
Cleansed From Thieves
Rebuilt Old Cities
Studied: Religion, Latin, Music, Literature, and Arithmetic
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.