The Frank Kings

3 Kings of the Franks

Clovis

  • Clovis was a king who took power by force
  • He ruled the western and eastern parts of a river
  • Clovis was the first Frankish King and was first a pagan, but then was a christian

Pepin the Short

  • Started Merovingian Dynasty


  • Protected a church

  • Defeated Lombard

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Charlemagne

Charlemagne

  • Defended a pope
  • Taller than his father, Pepin the Short
  • Doubled size of Frankish Empire

Clovis

  • Went against Roman Empire
  • Took land to make a country for the Franks
  • Maker of his own rules for the country
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Charlemagne

  • Charlemagne brought school, system, art, and laws
  • Left responsibility with his grandsons
  • King of Holy Roman Empire

Pepin the Short

  • Pepin is the father of Charlemagne
  • Pepin the Short is called the Short because he is only 5 feet tall
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