On this date in 768, Carloman I and Charlemagne were crowned Kings of The Franks......
AS SEEN IN:
"Pippin: His Life And Times"
AS PLAYED BY:
TV DIMENSION: ToobStage*
Charlemagne (possibly 742 – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death in 814. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III on 25 December 800. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture through the medium of the Catholic Church. Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms, Charlemagne helped define both Western Europe and the European Middle Ages. He is numbered as Charles I in the regnal lists of Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and France.
Today he is regarded not only as the founding father of both French and German monarchies, but also as a Pater Europae (father of Europe): his empire united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Romans, and the Carolingian renaissance encouraged the formation of a common European identity.
In Earth Prime-Time, he met the Time Lord known as "The Doctor".
"I was deep in the Ardennes, trying to find Charlemagne.
He had been kidnapped by an insane computer."
"Charlemagne lived centuries ago!"
"I've got a very good memory."
* As this was a musical, they were probably visited by the dimension-hopping demon, Mr. Sweet (TV Crossover Hall Of Fame member from 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'.)
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