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Charlemagne (742–814)

  • By: Samuel Epes Turner
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

First emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

Charlemagne (Charles the Great) is considered by many to be the “father of Europe.” His political, military and cultural leadership decisively reshaped the early medieval West, uniting most of Western Christendom, contributing to the preservation ...

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