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Charlemagne

Male 748 - 814  (65 years)


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  • Name Charlemagne  
    Alternate birth 2 Apr 747  [1, 2
    Born 2 Apr 748  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 814  Aachen, Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I8789  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Pepin III "The Short", King of Franks,   b. 714, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768, Saint-Denis, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Berthe "Broadfoot" of Laon,   d. 8 Jun 783 
    Family ID F4958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hildegarde of Vinzgouw,   b. Between 2 May 757 and 30 Apr 761,   d. 30 Apr 783  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married Bef 30 Apr 771  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Pépin, King of Italy,   b. Apr 773,   d. 8 Jul 810, Milan, Lombardy, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +2. Louis I "The Pious", Holy Roman Emperor,   b. Between Apr 778 and Aug 778, Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 840, Petersaue, Ingelheim am Rhein, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F2012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Karolus Magnus; Charles the Great; Karl der Große.

      Tradition says he was born in 742. A few sources say 748.

      Using Ahnentafel numbering, the ten proven ancestors of Charlemagne look like this:

      1. Charlemagne
      2. Pepin the Short, father
      3. Bertrade of Laon, mother
      4. Charles Martel, father's father
      5. Rotrude, father's mother
      6. Caribert of Laon, mother's father
      7. ---
      8. Pepin of Herstal, father's father's father
      9. Alpaida, father's father's mother
      10. ---
      11. ---
      12. ---
      13. Bertrada of Prüm, mother's father's mother
      14. ---
      15. ---
      16. Ansegisel, father's father's father's father
      17. Begga, father's father's father's mother

      The ancestry shown on this tree for Bertrada of Prum (#13), Ansegisel (#16), and St. Begga (#17) is well-informed speculation, mostly from the work of Christian Settipani as reported by English-speaking genealogists. Arnulf (582-640), bishop of Metz, is widely accepted as father of Ansegisel, but beyond that it's pretty much a set of hypotheses put together from circumstantial evidence by very smart people.

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Encyclopedia Britannica.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S91] The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England, by Stewart Baldwin and Todd A. Farmerie.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.