The Franks
Updated: 2/14/2020
The Franks
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  • The King of the Germanic people, the Franks converted to Christianity after a battle, Clovis beleved he had been saved by god.
  • The Mayor of the palace Charels Martel nicknamed "The Hammer" was the most important official in the king’s household. He was known for his military strenght.
  • Pepin the Short son of Charels Martel (The Hammer) dethrowned Clovis and his dynasty. He was anionted by the Pope.
  • Charlemagne son of Pepin the Short. Was a powerful Frankish king. He spread Christianity "at the tip of a sword" meaning citizens would either convert or die.
  • Roland nephew of Charlemagne who made the ultimate sacrifice and died in battle being a rear gaurd warrior during Charlemagne's time.
  • Louis son of Charlemagne. Divided the empire by giving the thrown to his three sons.
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