from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Charles Martel Known as "the Hammer.” 688?-741. Frankish ruler of Austrasia (715-741) who in 732 halted the European invasion of the Moors. His grandson was Charlemagne.
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A chapel was erected on the spot occupied by his cell, and a priest named Othmar was placed there by Charles Martel as custodian of the saint's relics.
Charles Martel and the Bavarian Sonnichilde, demanded a share in the government.
Charles Martel is subverted by this important correction,
Yet the victory of the Franks was complete and final; Aquitain was recovered by the arms of Eudes; the Arabs never resumed the conquest of Gaul, and they were soon driven beyond the Pyrenees by Charles Martel and his valiant race.
The abuse had existed in the sixth century, but it developed to an alarming extent under Charles Martel (716 - 41), who adopted the system to reward his soldiers (see CHARLES MARTEL;