Charlemagne recieves Frankia

05 Dec 2022
by Samuel Taylor

On this day, the 5th of December 771, the King of the Franks Carloman I died a sudden and convenient death. Good news for his brother Charlemagne (who shared the title), for now the entire Kingdom fell under his control.

Carloman's death was set down as natural causes, with a severe nosebleed sometimes claimed as the cause. Must've been very severe.


Carloman and his brother never saw eye to eye, and at the time tensions were close to boiling over into outright war. So while unfortunate, his death came at a fairly good moment for everyone else living in Frankia. And without it, maybe Charlemagne wouldn't have become the greatly recognised figure that he is today...