Charlemagne (747-814)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
30
Names
Charlemagne nickname
King of the Franks title
Carolus Magnus nickname
Charles I regnal name
King of the Lombards title
Charles the Great nickname
Holy Roman Emperor title
Karl der Grosse nickname
Dates
747-814
Birth
c. April 2, 747
Death
January 28, 814
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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