Charlemagne (2nd 4th 742 - 28. 1. 814) - Frankish king, conqueror and propagator of Christianity. He was crowned the first Roman Emperor since the fall of the ancient Roman Empire. The year of his birth is not proved, says also the year of the 747th
Under Charles the Great Frankish empire reached its peak. Belligerent king attacked in several ways: organized campaign against the Avars, years fought with neighboring Germanic tribes. Slavs in the current Czech territory he failed to undergo military, under the threat of another onslaught of him but rather led away fees. Karel was not only a mere warrior. Empire raised powerlessness, cultural, evangelise, promoted education, engineering, introduced a new organizational system centrally managed administrative units. Under Roman Emperor was crowned by Pope Leo III. December 25 of the year 800. Under the reign of Charles I, the Great, the Frankish empire became powerful counterweight Byzantium.