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For the remaining years of his reign until 814

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For the remaining years of his reign until 814, Charlemagne's campaigns were limited. He mostly  remained in his palace at Aachen. Still, having been crowned Emperor, his relations with  Constantinople were awkward, in that Byzantium was slow to recognize him as a Western  imperial colleague. Thus, through 813, Frankish forces made inroads on the declining Byzantine  possessions in the Adriatic and in Italy, until Emperor Michael I sent emissaries prepared to  recognize the Carolingian as  basileus,  emperor. In September of that year, he had his son Louis  the Pious crown himself Emperor. The last decade of Charlemagne's rule was not as accomplished as his earlier years. His key  concerns were establishing Carolingian succession and the division of lands amongst his sons.  He had three, for whom he designed a plan in 806. According to the  Divisio Regnorum,
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  • Louis, oldest son, oldest son Lothair, enlarged Lombard lands, defensive manner. Slavs, Danish King Godefred

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