Person:Charles Martel (1)

Charles Martel
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Name[4] Charles Martel
Alt Name Karel Martel
Alt Name Charles Martel , Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] est 0688 Herstal, Liège, Belgium
Birth[4] abt 0690 Andenne, Namur, Belgium
Marriage est 0705 to Rotrude
Marriage not married
to Ruodhaid
Title (nobility)[4] 0717 Maire du Palais
Title (nobility)[4] Duc et Prince des Francs
Marriage 0725 to Swanachild
Death[3][4] 16 Oct 0741 Quierzy, Aisne, France
Reference Number? Q3301?
Title (nobility)? Duc d'Austrasie
Alt Death[1][3][4] 22 Oct 0741 Quierzy, Aisne, France
Other? Founder, House of Carolingian
Burial[3] Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

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Charles Martel (c. 688 – 22 October 741) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was the de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death. The son of the Frankish statesman Pepin of Herstal and a noblewoman named Alpaida, Charles successfully asserted his claims to power as successor to his father as the power behind the throne in Frankish politics. Continuing and building on his father's work, he restored centralized government in Francia and began the series of military campaigns that re-established the Franks as the undisputed masters of all Gaul. According to a near-contemporary source, the Liber Historiae Francorum, Charles was "a warrior who was uncommonly ...effective in battle". Much attention has been paid to his success in defeating an Arab raid in Aquitaine at the Battle of Tours. Alongside his military endeavours, Charles has been traditionally credited with a seminal role in the development of the Frankish system of feudalism.

At the end of his reign, Charles divided Francia between his sons, Carloman and Pepin. The latter became the first of the Carolingians kings. Charles' grandson, Charlemagne, extended the Frankish realms, and became the first Emperor in the West since the fall of Rome.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles Martel, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Charles Martel, King of the Franks, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 CHARLES “Martel”, son of PEPIN [II] "le Gros" or "d'Herstal" & his second [wife] Chalpais [Alpais] ([690]-Quierzy-sur-Oise, Aisne 16 or 22 Oct 741, bur église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Biographie a Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia, [[1]], trouvée 2016.

    Charles Martel (né vers 6901 né à Andenne, ville située à proximité de Namur, dans l'actuelle Belgique2 et mort le 16 ou le 22 octobre 7413 à Quierzy-sur-Oise4 dans l'actuel Aisne) fut le duc d'Austrasie, maire du palais de 717 à 741 et le souverain de facto du royaume des Francs (dux et princeps Francorum, duc et prince des Francs). Il est le fils de Pépin de Herstal, maire du palais d'Austrasie contrôlant les royaumes de Neustrie et de Bourgogne. Il est également le grand-père paternel de Charlemagne.