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Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor

Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor

Male 747 - 814  (66 years)

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  • Name Charlemagne  
    • More is known about Charlemagne than most medieval rulers because of a biography written by Einhard, a friend of his son Louis the Pious. This biography describes Charlemagne as more than six feet tall, with piercing eyes, fair hair, a thick neck, and a potbelly. He was strong, fond of exercise, and had an alert mind and a forceful personality. Charlemagne could read and speak Latin, the language of educated people of the time. However, he never learned to write it. [4]
    Born 2 Apr 747  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Reign From 767 to 814  [1, 5
    Land/House 768 
    Reign From 800 to 814  [1, 2, 4, 5, 9
    Died 28 Jan 814  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Buried Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 Siblings 
    Person ID I12  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 

    Father Pépin "the Short", King of the Franks,   b. 714/15, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Bertha "Broadfoot",   b. Abt 720, Laon, Hauts-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 783  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 740 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Himiltrude  [4
    Married 798  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 50 years - She was ?? 
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Desiderata of the Lombards 
    Married 770  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years - She was ?? 
    Annulled 771  [4
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hildegarde, Countess in Linzgau,   b. 758,   d. 30 Apr 783  (Age 25 years)  [1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
    Married 771  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 8, 9
    Age at Marriage He was 23 years - She was 13 years 
    Children 9 children 
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Fastrada  [4
    Married 783  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 35 years - She was ?? 
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Luitgard  [4
    Married 794  [4
    Age at Marriage He was 46 years - She was ?? 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 unknown partner 
    Children
     1. Rotrude
     
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death: Weis (1982) gives his death place as Aix la Chapelle. [1]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 747 - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 771 - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 814 - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charlemagne, Emperor of the West and the King of the Franks
    Throne of Charlemagne from his Tomb
    Statue of Charlemagne

  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    2. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011).

    3. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    4. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    5. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    6. [S61] Moriarty, G. Andrews. The Origin of the Carolingians, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Registervolume XCVIII, October 1944 ), Secondary Source.

    7. [S62] Kelley, David H. Genealogical Research in England: A New Consideration of the Carolingians, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CI, April 1947).

    8. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941).

    9. [S64] Langston, Aileen Lewers and J. Orton Buck Jr. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume II, (Cottonport, Louisiana:Order of the Crown of Charlemagne , 1974 ), Tertiary Source.

    10. [S304] Wikipedia, Desiderata of the Lombards.