Pepin III Biography

King, General(c. 714–768)
Pepin III, father of Charlemagne, was the first King of the Franks and played an integral role in the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire.

Synopsis

Pepin III, son of Charles Martel father of Charlemagne, was the first King of the Franks. While his rule was not as great as either his father's or son's, he played an integral role in the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire and began the work of subduing the Saxons, which was taken up and finished by his son Charlemagne.

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