OnthisDayNHistory: Charlemagne & Carloman

#onthisday December 4th 771 Charlemagne inherited the Kingdom of Middle Francia from his little brother, thus expanding his own kingdom of West Francia. Basically granting Charlemagne possession of almost half of western Europe, this inheritence gave way to what we know today as the Carolingian Empire, predecessor to the Holy Roman Empire

The brothers rivaled each in power, and came close to outright war, but Carloman’s unfortunate death prevented what might have been a bloody conflict between brothers. Carloman was buried in Reims. His wife fled with their sons to Italy for protection.

In 774 AD, four years after Carloman’s death, Charlemagne was designated by the pope as the worthy successor to the Roman Empire. The pope crowned him Emperor, thus restoring the Western Roman Empire 300 years after its collapse. 

Pictured in this essay are the brothers together, Carloman’s mint, Charlemagne, and his empire at its greatest extent.

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