Charlemagne and islam charlemagne was the grandson of charles martel (690-741 ad) king of the franks even though the western (roman) empire fell into ruin in the fifth century, the church of the west’s influence was felt well into the middle ages. But i would change the comparison, can a frankish army during the reign of charlemagne defeat a roman army during the reign of caesar that would also be a tough answer to give the roman army during trajan's reign saw less war than in the days of caesar. What little is known about charlemagne’s youth suggests that he received practical training for leadership by participating in the political, social, and military activities associated with his father’s court. The 496 ad conversion of the frankish king, clovis i, to roman catholicism was an important factor in continuing the influence of the church of rome in the regions of western europe that would later become the modern-day countries of france and germany. Charlemagne is best known for his war campaigns, most famous of which are those against the saxons and the avars apart from that, this article will also tell of the structure of the frankish kingdom, as well as charlemagne's government in general.
The battle of tours gore places the frankish army at 15,000–20,000, although other estimates range from 30,000 to 80,000 in spite of wildly varying estimates of the muslim force, he places that army as around 20,000–25,000 gave the frankish leader notice of the impending danger knocking on the heartland of his realm, and appealed. The fact that charlemagne destroyed the religious site left intact by earlier frankish leaders marks the beginning a new strategy of engagement with the saxons a sense of holy war hovers over the scene, as the annalist describes the miracle of water god sent to charlemagne’s army. Over the course of a thirty-two year campaign, charlemagne fought against and conquered the saxons, time and time again, only to have them rebel when the frankish army withdrew supposedly in a fit of exasperation, charlemagne ordered the execution of 4,500 saxon prisoners in a single day — known as the massacre of verden. Charlemagne (742-814), or charles the great, was king of the franks, 768-814, and emperor of the west, 800-814 he founded the holy roman empire, stimulated european economic and political life, and fostered the cultural revival known as the carolingian renaissance.
Pepin appealed to the pope in rome, who was the spiritual leader of the roman catholic church the pope was a very powerful man, and the people would accept the pope's decision charles, with his frankish army, brought leo back to rome and restored him as pope a year later on christmas day 800, charles was in rome charlemagne enjoyed. Charlemagne, frankish emperor charlemagne, or charles the great, carolingian king of the franks, came to rule over most of europe and assumed (800) the title of roman emperor he is sometimes regarded as the founder of the holy roman empire. Charlemagne was king (768-814) and emperor (800-814) of the franks he is seen as one of the greatest conquerors in history he conquered the lombard kingdom, saxony, bavaria and the spanish march.
From here charlemagne turned west via hildesheim to hlitbeki (modern-day lübbecke, 45 km east of osnabrück) to support another frankish army fighting the saxons in that area in 776 ad, a rebellion, under the leadership of widukind, destroyed the fortress of eresburg. Charlemagne arguably the founder of the frankish empire in western europe, charlemagne was the elder son of pepin the short (714 - september 24, 768, reigned 751 - 768, the brother of the lady bertha (mother of roland), the first carolingian king, and his wife bertrada of laon (720 - july 12, 783. The frankish king charlemagne brought an end to the independence of the frisians east of the lauwers as well, expanding the frankish empire further to the east the war began with a campaign against the east frisians and was then continued against the saxons , where the saxon wars would last thirty-two years.
Charlemagne, or charles the great, king of the franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified western europe through military power and the blessing of the church his belief in the need for education among the frankish people was to bring about religious, political, and educational reforms that would change the history of europe. Europe was entering its fourth century of the dark ages when charlemagne was born in ad 742, a time marked by frequent warfare, few important cultural achievements and the virtual cessation of. The leadership role played by charlemagne in the expansion of the frankish kingdom and the church introduction this paper examines the most distinguishable leadership role played by charlemagne in the expansion of the frankish kingdom and the church.