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  • Drogo, Bishop of Metz (801 - 855)
    Drogo/ Dreux/ Drogon (June 17, 801-December 8, 855), son of Charlemagne & Regina Please see Charlemagne Project for Source Details As one of the few children to outlive his father, Drogo's prospect...
  • Hildegard of Vinzgouw (c.758 - 783)
    Hildegard, 3rd partner & 2nd wife of Charlemagne Birth, Parents & Siblings [Charlemagne] m secondly (Aix-la-Chapelle 771 before 30 Apr) HILDEGARD, daughter of GEROLD Graf im Kraichgau [Udalrich...
  • Carloman I, King of the Franks (751 - 771)
    Carloman I (28 June 751 – December 4, 771) was the king of the Franks from 768 until his death in 771. He was the second surviving son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon and was a younger brot...
  • Pépin II, lord of Péronne (c.817 - c.848)
    He was Seigneur de Senlis, de Peronne and de Saint-Quentin, and a Lay Abbot. He was living in Italy until 834 when he went to France to the court of Louis the Pious. In 840 he was a count in the Paris ...
  • Pépin III, King of the Franks (714 - 768)
    From the English Wikipedia page on Pepin III The Short: and in French: and in Dutch: and in German: üngere Pepin or Pippin (714 – 24 September 768), called the Short, and often known as Pepin...

The Carolingian dynasty (known variously as the Carlovingians, Carolings, or Karlings) was a Frankish noble family with its origins in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the 7th century AD. The name "Carolingian", Medieval Latin karolingi, an altered form of an unattested Old High German *karling, kerling (meaning "descendant of Charles", cf. MHG kerlinc),[1] derives from the Latinised name of Charles Martel: Carolus.[2] The family consolidated its power in the late 7th century, eventually making the offices of mayor of the palace and dux et princeps Francorum hereditary and becoming the de facto rulers of the Franks as the real powers behind the throne. By 751, the Merovingian dynasty which until then had ruled the Franks by right was deprived of this right with the consent of the Papacy and the aristocracy and a Carolingian, Pepin the Short, was crowned King of the Franks.

Source: Carolingian Dynasty

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The goal of this project is to resolve duplicates, standardize naming conventions, and ensure the quality of the profiles in the family tree of the Carolingian dynasty.

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