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Charlemagne Ppt

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Charlemagne Ppt

  1. 1. Charelmagne Main Achievements
  2. 2. Who was Charlemagne? <ul><ul><li>Pepin III's son and the inheritor of the Carolingian throne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born in: c. 742 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Died in: c. 814 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowned king of the Franks in 768 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Declared Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III in 800 AD </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Political Achievements <ul><li>United Christian Lands of Western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded his empire by defeating the Lombards in Italy, the Avars in central Europe, and the Saxons in Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>Brought order to the chaotic situation in Europe that lasted for about 400 years. </li></ul><ul><li>He established a strong system of government by appointing counts, and the Missi Dominici . </li></ul><ul><li>Drove back the Moors across the Pyrenees and added the &quot;Spanish March&quot; (a buffer zone between Muslim and Christian Europe) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Cultural Achievements <ul><li>1.  Started a cultural rebirth (renaissance) in Western Europe by : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building libraries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsoring the collection and copying of old Roman manuscripts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting education by appointing scholars such as Alcuin to create a curriculum based on the Roman model. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2.  Helped spread the beliefs and values of the church. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He produced a readable Bible and sometimes even forced people in his Empire to convert. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Effects of his Achievements <ul><ul><li>Charlemagne was crowned and declared Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III. This shows the close relationship that developed between the Church and the Carolingian rulers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. He became a role model for many kings in medieval Europe and his name became associated with the cultural rebirth of Europe. </li></ul></ul>