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Charlemagne, a figure of great splendor,  who became the model for Kings and Emperors

Charlemagne, a figure of great splendor, who became the model for Kings and Emperors

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female physician in the United States in 1849.

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female physician in the United States in 1849.

Charlemagne — Buste-reliquaire de Charlemagne dans la chambre des trésors de la crypte de la chapelle palatine d'Aix-la-Chapelle. Don de Charles IV en 1349, il contient la calotte crânienne de l'empereur

Charlemagne — Buste-reliquaire de Charlemagne dans la chambre des trésors de la crypte de la chapelle palatine d'Aix-la-Chapelle. Don de Charles IV en 1349, il contient la calotte crânienne de l'empereur

Reliquary Cross  Date: 13th century Culture: Byzantine or Russian Medium: Silver with traces of gilding, niello, granulated hinge, and a pearl

Reliquary Cross Date: 13th century Culture: Byzantine or Russian Medium: Silver with traces of gilding, niello, granulated hinge, and a pearl

GUJARAT, early 16th century   The mounts: NAPLES, circa 1640

GUJARAT, early 16th century The mounts: NAPLES, circa 1640

The Imperial Crown made for the coronation of Otto I, showing one of four enamel plaques representing King Solomon as the symbol of Wisdon, West German, late 10th century with later additions

The Imperial Crown made for the coronation of Otto I, showing one of four enamel plaques representing King Solomon as the symbol of Wisdon, West German, late 10th century with later additions

On this day in 742, the Frankish King Charlemagne was born in Liège. Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became King in 768 upon the death of his father Pepin. Charlemagne initially co-ruled with his brother Carloman I until his death in 771, which left Charles as sole King. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day 800. His military conquests created an empire which united a lot of modern Europe and he is thus known as the ‘father of Europe’.

On this day in 742, the Frankish King Charlemagne was born in Liège. Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became King in 768 upon the death of his father Pepin. Charlemagne initially co-ruled with his brother Carloman I until his death in 771, which left Charles as sole King. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day 800. His military conquests created an empire which united a lot of modern Europe and he is thus known as the ‘father of Europe’.

Frederick I Barbarossa (1122-1190) Holy Roman Emperor, King of Italy, Germany and Burgundy.  My 29th, 30th and 31st GGF.

Frederick I Barbarossa (1122-1190) Holy Roman Emperor, King of Italy, Germany and Burgundy. My 29th, 30th and 31st GGF.

The golden jug «of Charlemagne», Carolingian period  © - The golden jug «of Charlemagne»The goldsmithery is of Western Europe.

The golden jug «of Charlemagne», Carolingian period © - The golden jug «of Charlemagne»The goldsmithery is of Western Europe.

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