Charles I born
2 April 747 AD
Pepin the Short dethrones the last Merovingian king and takes the throne for himself.
Pope Stephen crowns Pepin the Short
Pepin the Short dies and his kingdom is divided up between Charles and his brother Carloman.
Charlemagne marries Desiderata, daughter of the Lombard King Desiderius
Carloman dies, and Charlemagne unites the Frankish Empire quickly
Conquest of Lombards
Intermittent war with the Saxons
775 AD - 0783
In response to Widukind's attacks, Charlemagne orders the execution of 4500 Saxon prisoners in one day
On April 30, Hildegarde dies in childbirth, and Charlemagne's mother Bertrada dies three months later.
Education program launched
Conquest of Bavaria
Conquest of Avars ( Hungary )
791 - 0795
On Christmas day, Charlemagne, after greatly helping Pope Leo III, is crowned Holy Roman Emperor
End of Saxon war in Denmark
Charlemagne dies on January 28