ThE FrAnKs

The most powerful Germanic tribe

who were the franks?

The Franks were a group of Germanic tribes, during the 3rd century AD, who lived among the middle and lower Rhine River. The Franks came to Rome around 253 and soon established themselves in two principal groups , the Salian and the Riparian. The Salian lived along the longer stretches of the Rhine, while the Riparians' inhabited lived along the middle course of the river.

This means war!

-5th century: invaded Rome during a time of hardships; Didn't mean to ruin the empire, but the empire was falling anyway.

-December 406 AD: a group of Germanic tribes entered Gaul and settled there.

-Charles Martel halted the Islamic advance into Europe at the battle of Poitiers in 732.