Definition of Charlemagne in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːləmeɪn/
(742–814), king of the Franks 768–814 and Holy Roman emperor (as Charles I) 800–14; Latin name Carolus Magnus; known as Charles the Great. As the first Holy Roman emperor Charlemagne promoted the arts and education, and his court became the cultural centre of the Carolingian Renaissance, the influence of which outlasted his empire.

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