Pepin Carolingian of Italy

Pepin Carolingian of Italy

Birth
Aachen, Stadtkreis Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 8 Jul 810 (aged 37)
Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Verona, Provincia di Verona, Veneto, Italy
Plot Pepin grave beside the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore di Verona
Memorial ID 143372059 View Source
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King of the Lombards
Pepin I Carolingian acceded the throne as King of Italy in 781.
Pepin was baptized at Rome, 12 Apr 781, by Pope Hadrian I. Apparently by a daughter of Duke Bernard, who was the younger brother of Pepin the Short. Pepin's name was Carloman at birth. However, when his brother Pepin the Hunchback betrayed their father, the royal name Pepin passed to him. After his father's conquest of the Lombards, he was crowned in 781 by Pope Hadrian I with the Iron Crown of Lombardy.
Fought against the Avars, the Slavs, and the Saxons.