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IN CONTEXT

Focus

Foundations of medieval Christendom

Before

496 ce Frankish King Clovis converts to Christianity.

507 Clovis defeats Visigoths to gain dominance over Gaul.

754 Pope Stephen II recognizes Pippin III as King of the Franks.

768 Pippin dies and the Kingdom of the Franks is divided between Charlemagne and his brother Carloman.

771 Death of Carloman leaves Charlemagne as sole ruler over the Frankish kingdom.

After

843 Frankish realm is divided again by Treaty of Verdun.

962 Otto I, Duke of Saxony, is crowned Emperor by the pope. He unites Germany and Italy to form what was later called the Holy Roman Empire.

On Christmas Day, 800 an extraordinary ...

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