Clovis and Charlemagne

Clovis and Charlemagne

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  • Who was Clovis???
  • Clovis was a very cruel leader. He did not believe in God and was losing many battles. But one day his wife told him to pray to God. Once he did he started to win many battles.
  • I need to know what kind of leader Charlemagne was. HELP.
  • Charlemagne was a Christian ruler. He was very cruel, but a great leader. In 800 A.D. the Pope crowned him to "Holy Roman Empire" status. This made Charlemagne angry for what ever reason and he had many conflicts with the Pope. Once he died, his three grandsons divided the Empire.
  • What were their religious beliefs?
  • Well, Clovis was polytheistic but he became Christian when he started to win his battles. Charlemagne was always Christian and he tried to make anyone who wasn't Christian, Christian.
  • Now I need to know what Charlemagne's interaction with the Saxons like.
  • Charlemagne wanted to change everyone into a Christian. So when he met the Saxons, he wanted to change them into a Christian.
  • That's cool. Now what was Charlemagne's relationship with the Pope?
  • Charlemagne was crowned the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope. This annoyed him because he didn't want the pope to give him his power. This resulted in many vonflicts between the two.
  • How did Charlemagne educate his people?
  • Charlemagne had a very secure empire so he was able to educate his people.
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