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771-Carloman dies, and Charlemagne unites the Frankish Empire quickly. There is some speculation as to the cause of Carloman's death, but there is no evidence to indicate Charlemagne had any knowledge of wrong- doing.
775-Charlemagne begins new attacks against the Saxons and their leader Widukind.
782- In response to Widukind's attacks, Charlemagne orders the execution of 4500 Saxon prisoners in one day.
791-796 Charlemagne conquers the empire of the Avars (modern Hungary and Austria.)
800-Charles decides that the Papal situation in Rome needs his personal attention, so he and his entourage (including his children) went to Rome. After arriving, Charlemagne immediately called to order a trial for the 8 There was a rebellion in Rome against the Pope, and the trial could neither condemn the Pope or find him innocent. Then however, Pope Leo took an oath of innocence near the holy tomb of Saint Peter.
814-Charlemagne dies on January 28.
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