Charles Martel

[ mahr-tel; French mar-tel ]
/ mɑrˈtɛl; French marˈtɛl /

noun

a.d. 690?–741, ruler of the Franks 714–741 (grandfather of Charlemagne).

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British Dictionary definitions for Charles Martel

Charles Martel
/ (mɑːˈtɛl) /

noun

grandfather of Charlemagne. ?688–741 ad, Frankish ruler of Austrasia (715–41), who checked the Muslim invasion of Europe by defeating the Moors at Poitiers (732)
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