[shahr-luh-meyn; French shar-luh-man-yuh]
- Charles the Great, a.d. 742–814, king of the Franks 768–814; as Charles I, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 800–814.
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The Austria-based restaurant was first noted by the scholar and monk Albuin, who was a devout follower of Charlemagne.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
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For instance, he points out, Charlemagne treated Saxony like his own personal punching bag.
On just one day in 782, “Charlemagne ordered no fewer than 4,500 Saxons decapitated” because they were oath-breakers.
In 1921 it is no more under control than it was in the days of Charlemagne or Attila or Xerxes.The Conquest of Fear
Charlemagne crushed the rebellious Saxon spirit and conquered Bavaria.Mountain Meditations
Charlemagne's livre was a Troyes1 pound of silver of definite fineness.The Paper Moneys of Europe
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Charlemagne was at this time building up his colossal empire.A Short History of Spain
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Charlemagne also made a law, that prohibited forcing any one to drink.Ebrietatis Encomium
- ?742–814 ad, king of the Franks (768–814) and, as Charles I, Holy Roman Emperor (800–814). He conquered the Lombards (774), the Saxons (772–804), and the Avars (791–799). He instituted many judicial and ecclesiastical reforms, and promoted commerce and agriculture throughout his empire, which extended from the Ebro to the Elbe. Under Alcuin his court at Aachen became the centre of a revival of learning
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