(“Charles the Great”) a.d. 742–814, king of the Franks 768–814; as Charles I, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 800–814.
?742–814 ad, king of the Franks (768–814) and, as Charles I, Holy Roman Emperor (800–814). He conquered the Lombards (774), the Saxons (772–804), and the Avars (791–799). He instituted many judicial and ecclesiastical reforms, and promoted commerce and agriculture throughout his empire, which extended from the Ebro to the Elbe. Under Alcuin his court at Aachen became the centre of a revival of learning
king of the Franks (742-814), literally “Carl the Great,” from French form of Medieval Latin Carolus Magnus (see Charles + Magnus).
The first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire; his name means “Charles the Great.” Charlemagne was king of France in the late eighth and early ninth centuries and was crowned emperor in 800. He is especially remembered for his encouragement of education.
Note: Throughout the Middle Ages, Charlemagne was considered a model for Christian rulers.
a city in S Belgium. noun a town in SW Belgium, in Hainaut province: centre of an industrial region. Pop: 200 608 (2004 est)
a square and district in central London, England: major railroad terminals. noun a district of London, in the city of Westminster: the modern cross (1863) in front of Charing Cross railway station replaces the one erected by Edward I (1290), the last of twelve marking the route of the funeral procession of his queen, Eleanor
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Charles Austin, 1874–1948, and his wife Mary, 1876–1958, U.S. historians. Daniel Carter, 1850–1941, U.S. artist and naturalist: organized the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. James Andrew, 1903–85, U.S. cooking teacher and food writer. noun the hair growing on the lower parts of a man’s face any similar growth in animals a tuft of long […]
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Charles, 1792–1871, English mathematician: invented the precursor of the modern computer. noun Charles 1792–1871, English mathematician and inventor, who built a calculating machine that anticipated the modern electronic computer Babbage (bāb’ĭj) British mathematician who is considered a pioneer of computer science. In 1837 Babbage described an idea for the analytical engine, a machine that could […]