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Charlemagne: Famous Last Words

Posted in Famous Last Words on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

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Charlemagne was King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans in the late 8th and early 9th centuries, noted for the expansion of the Frankish kingdom during his 46-year reign and the revival of art, religion and culture known as the Carolingian Renaissance.

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King Charlemagne, king of the Franks and Emperor of Rome

Born in Liege around 742 AD, he crowned his only surviving son, Louis the Pious, King of Aquitaine, as his co-emperor in 813. The following January he fell ill and took to his bed. He died on 28 January after taking Holy Communion, his last words said to be

“Lord, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.”

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