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 Pepin The Short

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Pepin The Short

Birth
Death 24 Sep 768 (aged 53–54)
Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 21102 View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 2 Apr 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21102
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/21102/pepin_the_short : accessed ), memorial page for Pepin The Short (714–24 Sep 768), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21102, citing Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .