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  Charles Martel
Charles, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished the power invested in her own descendants exclusively.
In 735, after the death of Eudes, Charles entered Aquitaine, quelled the revolt of Hatto and Hunold, sons of the deceased duke, and left the duchy to Hunold, to be held in fief (736).
It was an expedient that could be excused without, however, being justified, and it was pardoned to a certain extent by the amnesty granted at the Council of Lestines, held under the sons of Charles Martel in 743.
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 Charles I of Hungary
He was the grandson of King Charles II of Naples, son of Charles Martel and Clemencia, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I.
Known as Charles Robert prior to his enthronment as King of Hungary in 1309, Charles claimed the Hungarian crown as the great-grandson of King Stephen V of Hungary and under the banner of the Pope.
Charles died on July 16, 1342, and was laid beside the high altar at Székesfehérvár, the ancient burial place of the Arpads.
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 Charles Martel - LoveToKnow 1911
Charles was baptized by St Rigobert, bishop of Reims.
In 741 Charles divided the kingdom between his two sons, as though he were himself master of the realm.
Shortly after this division of the kingdom Charles died at Quierzy on the 22nd of October 741, and was buried at St Denis.
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 Charles Martel Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
To understand the historical importance of Charles Martel ("the Hammer"), it is necessary to appreciate the situation of the last Merovingian kings of Francia and to understand what historians generally refer to as the crisis of the mid-8th century, namely, the expansion of Islam and the sealing off of the Mediterranean.
It was thus the task of Pepin and his son Charles Martel to restore centralized government in the Frankish kingdom and to combat the expanding power of Islam.
Charles Martel died at the royal palace at Quierzy on Oct. 22, 741, and was buried at the abbey of St. Denis.
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 Charles Martel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Charles Martel (Charles the Hammer) (August 23, 686- October 22, 741) was born in Herstal, in what is now Wallonia, Belgium, the illegitimate son of Pepin II (635 or 640 - December 16, 714) and his concubine Alpaida or Chalpaida.
Although he was Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks, Martel (Martel means "the Hammer") is best remembered for winning the Battle of Tours (more correctly the Battle of Poitiers) in 732, which has been characterized as the salvation of Europe from the Arab menace.
Martel's Frankish army defeated an Arab army fighting to spread Islam, which had swept through southern Asia and north Africa, before conquering most of the Iberian peninsula and much of southern France.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Charles Martel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Charles Martel CHARLES MARTEL [Charles Martel] [O.FrCharles the Hammer], 688?-741, Frankish ruler, illegitimate son of Pepin of Heristal and grandfather of Charlemagne.
Pepin the Short PEPIN THE SHORT [Pepin the Short] (Pepin III), c.714-768, first Carolingian king of the Franks (751-68), son of Charles Martel and father of Charlemagne.
714, mayor of the palace (680-714) of the Frankish territory of Austrasia ; grandson of Pepin of Landen and father of Charles Martel.
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 Charles Martel - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
CHARLES MARTEL [Charles Martel] [O.Fr.,=Charles the Hammer], 688?-741, Frankish ruler, illegitimate son of Pepin of Heristal and grandfather of Charlemagne.
After the death of his father (714) he seized power in Austrasia from Pepin's widow, who was ruling as regent for her grandsons, and became mayor of the palace.
Charles Martel defeated the Spanish Muslims at the battle of Tours (732-33) and began the military campaigns that reestablished the Franks as the rulers of Gaul.
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 Charles Martel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Martel is primarily famous for his victory at the Battle of Tours.
Charles Martel (or, in modern English, Charles the Hammer) (23 August 686 22 October 741) was the Mayor of the Palace and duke of the Franks.
Martel's son Pippin the Younger kept his father's promise and returned and took Narbonne by siege in 759, and his grandson, Charlemagne, actually established the Marca Hispanica across the Pyrenees in part of what today is Catalonia, reconquering Girona in 785 and Barcelona in 801.
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 Charles Martel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Although he was Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks, Martel (''Martel'' means "the Hammer") is best remembered for winning the Battle of Tours in 732, which has been characterized as the salvation of Europe from the Arabs spreading their empire further than the Iberian Peninsula.
Martel's Frankish army defeated an Arab army, which had swept through southern Asia and north Africa, before conquering most of the Iberian peninsula and much of southern France.
Martel managed to inspire his men to stand firm against a force which must have seemed invincible to them, huge armoured horsemen, who in addition probably badly outnumbered the Franks.
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 Charles Martel Society - SourceWatch
The Charles Martel Society was founded in 2001 by William Regnery II, who "has made his mark as a major fundraiser in radical right circles.
The Charles Martel Society, with its journal Occidental Quarterly, has an editorial board stacked with leaders of anti-immigrant organizations and hate groups like Samuel Jared Taylor's New Century Foundation and the Council of Conservative Citizens.
"Charles Martel, the group’s namesake, is a famous figure in French history, and his defeat of the Arab Moorish armies at Tours in 732 is presumably the motivation for this terrorist group’s invocation of his name.
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 Charles Martel, Ruler of the Franks - Timeline Index
Charles Martel (in Latin, Carolus Martellus; in German, Karl Martell) - grandfather of Charlemagne - was the illegitimate son of Pippin II of Herstal and, after an intense power struggle, succeeded him as the "mayor of the palace" of Austrasia, the eastern part of Frankish territory.
Martel (the name means "hammer") succeeded in reuniting the Frankish realm, eventually acquiring Aquitaine and Burgundy.
Although Martel was in practice king of the Franks, he never took the title, always maintaining the fiction that the Merovingians still ruled.
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 Carolingian Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles tried to annex his realm too, but was defeated decisively at Andernach, and the Kingdom of the eastern Franks was divided between Louis the Younger, Carloman of Bavaria and Charles the Fat.
Charles the Bald died in 877 crossing the Pass of Mont Cenis, and was succeeded by his son, Louis the Stammerer as King of the Western Franks, but the title of Holy Roman Emperor lapsed.
Charles, suffering what is believed to be epilepsy, could not secure the kingdom against Viking raiders, and after buying their withdrawal from Paris in 886 was perceived by the court as being cowardly and incompetent.
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 Charles Martel of Anjou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Martel (September 8, 1271 – August 12, 1295, Naples) of the Angevin dynasty, also known as Charles I Martel, Charles Martel d'Anjou, and (in Italian) Carlo Martello was the eldest son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary, the daughter of King Stephen V of Hungary.
The 18-year-old Charles Martel was set up by Pope and ecclesiastical party as the titular King of Hungary 1290–1295 as successor of his maternal uncle, the childless Ladislaus IV of Hungary against whom the Pope had already earlier declared a crusade.
Charles Martel was, however, successful in asserting his claims in parts of Croatia, a kingdom then in personal union with Hungary.
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 Charles Martel: Biography of Charles Martel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Martel was mayor of the palace during the reigns of Chilperic and Thierry IV, exercising the whole regal power.
On the death of Thierry in 737, Charles carried on the government as duke of the Franks.
His son, Pepin, was founder of the Carlovingian line of monarchs, taking their name from Charles Martel.
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 Culpepper Connections' Family Tree - Person Page 8371
His byname, Martel, means "the hammer." Charles was the illegitimate son of Pepin of Herstal, the mayor of the palace of Austrasia.
Plectrude imprisoned Charles and tried to govern in the name of her grandchildren, but Charles escaped, gathered an army, and defeated the Neustrians in battles at Amblève near Liège (716) and at Vincy near Cambrai (717).
Charles' health began to fail in the late 730s, and in 741 he retired to his palace at Quierzy-sur-Oise, where he died soon after.
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 Charles "the Hammer" Martel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Charles, whose surname means the hammer, was the son of Pepin of Herstal and the grandfather of Charlemagne.
Charles drove the Muslims out of the Rhone valley in 739, when they had again advanced into France as far as Lyon, leaving them nothing of their possessions north of the Pyrenees beyond the Aude River.
Charles, worried about maintaining the Franc authority, Charles Martel mounts a frightfully succesful campaign in Bavaria against the Allemanians and the Frisons, and he destroys their temples.
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 Charlemagne's Biography
Charles gave the conquered Saxons a choice between baptism and death, and had 4500 Saxon rebels beheaded in one day; after which he proceeded to Thionville to celebrate the nativity of Christ.
Charles led an army across the Pyrenees, besieged and captured the Christian city of Pamplona, treated the Christian but incalculable Basques of northern Spain as enemies, and advanced even to Saragossa.
He had in him the blood or teaching of the wise and cautious Pepin III, and of the ruthless Charles Martel, and was something of a hammer himself.
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On July 1, 1969, at Caernarfon Castle in Wales, Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was invested as the prince of Wales, the traditional.
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 battle of poitiers 732 battle of Moussais, Charles Martel Eudes of Aquitaine, Abd. er-Rahman, medieval warfare
Poitiers I was fought between Clovis and the Huns in 507 at Vouillé (west of Poitiers), Poitiers II was fought in 732 between Charles Martel and Eudes of Aquitaine against Abd.
Eudes was defeated and Bordeaux fell to the invaders and was sacked.
Charles ordered a general mobilization of all his forces, including troops from north and east of the Rhine.
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 History of FRANCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Such direct involvement in the dynastic politics of Europe is a significant departure for the papacy.
The only empire which has ever united France and Germany (apart from a few years under Napoleon) is the one established in the 8th century by Charlemagne, the grandson of Charles Martel and son of Pepin III.
Charles - whose name Charlemagne is a version of the Latin Carolus Magnus (Charles the Great) - inherits the western part of the Frankish empire, a coastal strip from southwest France up through the Netherlands into northern Germany, on the death of his father in 768.
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 Charles Martel
In the general anarchy Charles succeeded in escaping, defeated the Neustrians at Amblève, south of Liége, in 716, and at Vincy, near Cambrai, in 717, and forced them to come to terms.
According to the Frankish custom he proclaimed a king in Austrasia in the person of the young Clotaire IV, but in reality Charles was the sole master -- the entry in the annals for the year 717 being "Carolus regnare coepit." Once in possession of Austrasia, Charles sought to extend his dominion over Neustria also.
In October 732 -- just 100 years after the death of Muhammad -- Charles gained a brilliant victory over Abdur Rahman, who was called back to Africa by the revolts of the Berbers and had to give up the struggle.
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 Carloman, son of Charles Martel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
754) was the son of Charles Martel, major domo or mayor of the palace and duke of the Franks, and his wife Chrotrud.
On Charles' death (741), he and his brother Pippin the Short succeeded to their father's legal positions, Pippin in Neustria and Carloman in Austrasia.
He was a member of the family later called the Carolingians and it can be argued that he was instrumental in consolidating their power at the expense of the ruling Merovingian kings of the Franks.
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In the year 732 AD the then king of the Franks, Charles Martel, and his small but dedicated band of Christian warriors faced an invading Moslem horde at Tours, France.
Martel and his men defeated the vastly superior force and sent them on their way back to Spain, thus saving Europe for Christianity.
The Charles Martel Brigade, named for this great leader, has been created to face this threat and overcome it, not by terror or force of arms, but by reason and the strength of spirit.
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