Charlemagne, Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great, king of Franks and Emperor of Western Europe, was born in 742, and became a famous commander in one of the great centres of power of history: The Sacred Roman Empire.
Charlemagne’s empire was based on fighting strength of the Franks, a confederation of barbarian tribes from the land of the Rhin in Germany. They fulfilled the emptiness of power after the fall of theRoman Empire. Their insatiable ambition, sometimes increased due to the goal of extending Christendom, led them toFrance,Germany,Italyand many other territories.
An aggressive conqueror, wise politician, state man, and fortunate General, Charlemagne set the shape of the vast empire that, in different ways, has reached the XX century.