The emperors: constantine and charlemagne olivia colville church history i/ hist 610 december 8, 2016 burckhardt’s analysis to be anachronistic, since he viewed constantine largely through a post- maxentius,17 and maximian (the latter at one time attempted to assassinate constantine in his bed-chambers and was thwarted from doing so. Charlemagne, king of the franks the wars and campaigns of charlemagne charlemagne was a king of the franks, and he became the first holy roman emperor he is known for expanding the territory and power of his kingdom of the franks, and for subjugating the germanic saxons. Charlemagne even required all free men in his realm to swear an oath obligating them to be faithful in obeying and serving the ruler managing subjugated lands although conquest was not new in frankish history, charlemagne's success as a conqueror gave some urgency to the governance of conquered peoples. Curée himself cited charlemagne during his explanatory speech, “charlemagne governed france as a man superior to most others of his time: amidst universal ignorance, he showed a universal genius he was a shrewd legislator, a great man of state and an untiring conqueror, all in equal measure.
A fecund ruler, he sired at least 18 children by motley wives and concubines, including charles the younger, pippin the hunchback, drogo of metz, hruodrud, ruodhaid, and not forgetting hugh this. Pope leo iii crowned the frankish king, charlemagne, emperor of the romans on christmas day, 800 in st peter's basilica in rome, making him the most powerful ruler of his time painting by. Yet for all that, charlemagne still deserves the appellation great as an adept military leader, an innovative administrator, a promoter of learning, and a significant political figure, charlemagne stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries and built a true empire.
The carolingian empire (grey) at its greatest extent, c 814 as his grandson charlemagne) he was absolute ruler of virtually all of today's continental western europe north of the pyrenees only the remaining the itinerant court being a typical characteristic of all western european kingdoms at this time some main residences can. Einhard: the life of charlemagne translated by samuel epes turner to sit on his throne and play the ruler, to give ear to the ambassadors that came from all quarters, and to dismiss them, as if on his own responsibility, in words that were, in fact, suggested to him, or even imposed upon him nor was t ere any shrinking from other. - charlemagne, or charles the great, reigned during a time of much turmoil and upheaval in europe during middle ages charlemagne’s background and family history contributed much to his rise to power. Charlemagne has been called the father of europe (pater europae), as he united most of western europe for the first time since the classical era of the roman empire and united parts of europe that had never been under frankish rule.
It was a precedent which showed that if charlemagne, the greatest ruler of the middle ages, needed the pope for his crown, then surely all other kings did as well this coronation went a long way toward the papacy controlling monarchs for rest of the middle ages. A vivid life of charlemagne, written ca ad 830 by a member of his court to ask other readers questions about the life of charlemagne, please sign up be the first to ask a question about the life of charlemagne this is such a lovely little biography, and a lot of fun to read the middle section. Below is the list of top ten greatest rulers of all time 10 suleiman i this individual was known by many names like (the magnificent), (the sultan) and many more he had ruled the ottoman empire for more than 60 years this made him the only sultan to have ruled for such a long period before his rule, the empire was not progressing at such.