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Carolingian

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Carolingian, Frankish dynasty founded in the 7th century by Pepin of Landen, whose successors ruled as mayors under the Merovingians until A.D. 751, when Pepin III made himself king. His son Charlemagne, crowned emperor in 800, reigned in the golden age of the Carolingians. His son Louis (814–840) and the Treaty of Verdun (843) partitioned the empire.

See also: Charlemagne; Pepin the Short.

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