Byzantine Empire (Eastern half or Rome) Survives long after fall of Rome (1000
Charlemagne - Christmas - 800 ad Holy Roman Empire
Born in the late 740s AD, he was the son of the Frankish king Pepin the Short.
When Pepin died, his kingdom, his kingdom was divided into two kingdoms
between him and his brother. His brother dies and he and he becomes the ole
ruler of the kingdom. In 800 AD, a rebellion against Pope Leo III erupted.
Charlemagne went to his aid in Rome and defeated the rebellion (Lombards).
It was the duty to defend the Pope and the Catholic Church. As a token of
thanks, Leo crowned Charlemagne on Christmas Day, declaring him the
emperor of the Romans. He contributed immensely in rebuilding the Roman
Empire. He became the first holy roman emperor since the collapse of the
Western Roman Empire
In the year 800AD, this Empire would emerge in central Western Europe ruled by
Charlemagne. Rose up from the Byzantine Empire
Crowned by a pope on Christmas day
Holy Roman Empire
The empire’s territory lay in central Europe. For much of its history, the
empire consisted of hundreds of smaller countries and cities. They
proclaimed itself to be the continuation of the western roman empire under
the doctrine of translation imperii. In 962 Otto I (not member of the