Crown of Charlemagne.. The Crown of Charlemagne was the ancient coronation crown of Kings of the Franks, and later Kings of France after 1237. Coronation Crowns, Family Trees, Royal Crowns, Families History, Charlemagne Crowns, Holy Grail, Crowns Jewels, Ancient Coronation, Royal Jewels
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The octagonal crown fashioned from pure gold is studded with 144 precious stones and just as many pearls yet it is a priceless artifact for other reasons. The crown almost certainly once graced the head of the first German emperor Otto I more than 1,000 years ago. For hundreds of years it has been one of the most potent symbols of the Holy Roman Empire, the German kingdom which stretched across most of Central Europe.
Charlemagne - also known as Charles the Great, was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans from 800 to 814. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture through the medium of the Catholic Church. Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms, Charlemagne helped define both Western Europe and the European Middle Ages.
Charlemagne's Sword. Charlemagne 2 April 742/747/748 – 28 January 814), also known as Charles the Great or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, and from 800 the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state he founded is called the Carolingian Empire.