Charlemagne has been called the “Father of Europe” (Pater Europae)- As he united most of Western Europe for the first time. This page gives the collection of Famous Charlemagne Quotes. Please read below to know more about Charlemagne.
Charlemagne lived between 2 April 748 – 28 January 814. Numbered as Charles I, Charlemagne was king of the Franks from 768, king of the Lombards from 774, and emperor of the Romans from 800. During the Early Middle Ages, he united the majority of western and central Europe. He was the first recognized emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier.
Charlemagne reached the peak of his power in 800 when he was crowned “Emperor of the Romans” by Pope Leo III on a Christmas Day at Rome. He died in 814 and was laid to rest in his imperial capital city of Aachen. Charlemagne’s youngest son, Louis the Pious came to power after his death.