King of the Franks. Descendant of the Franconian upper middle class of the Carolingian dynasty and Lord of Neustria, Burgundia and Provence, he owes his ascent to the throne (751 AD) aimed at contrasting the advance of the Longobards thanks to the intervention of Pope Zacharias at the expense of his brother Carloman, relegated to a convent, and of the legitimate king Childeric III. After 754 AD, the policy of Pepin the Short in agreement with the new Pope Stephen II, was characterized by an interminable series of small wars aimed at stabilizing the territories threatened by the invaders and the definitive conquest of Aquitaine (768 AD). His successor was first-born son Charlemagne, future emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (800 BC) and King of the Longobards.
Bio by: Lucy & Chris