Charlemagne (747-814)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
1100434
Gender
male
Regnal Name
Charles I
Nicknames
Carolus Magnus
Charlemagne
Charles the Great
Karl der Grosse
Titles
King of the Franks 768-814
King of the Lombards 774-814
Holy Roman Emperor 800-814
Born
c. April 2, 747

Timeline

c. 2 Apr 747

Birth of Charlemagne

774

Archbishop of Mainz consecrates church of Lorsch Abbey in presence of Charlemagne

790

Construction of Palatine Chapel

25 Dec 800

Charlemagne is crowned Roman Emperor at St. Peter's Basilica

28 Jan 814

Death of Charlemagne

1165

Frederick Barbarossa transfers the remains of Charlemagne to a golden shrine