from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of the Franks (768–814) and founder of the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome. His court at Aix-la-Chapelle became the center of the Carolingian Renaissance.

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  • proper noun One of the kings of the Franks from 768 to 814, crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 until his death in 814.

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  • noun king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)


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French Charlemagne, from Latin Carolus Magnus, literally "Charles/Carl the strong".



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