Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor Photos

Charlemagne (aka Charles the Great & Karl der Grosse, King of the Franks & Lombards) was, in 800 CE, crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III in Aachen where he held his Court throughout his reign. Charlemagne united most of western and central Europe, His Court was a center of culture, intellectual activity and Christianity. Charlemagne died in Aachen in 814 and his remains are enshrined in Aachen Cathedral.

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Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne , with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne , with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Arm Reliquary of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Reliquary for arm of Charlemagne from Liege at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne (prior to 1349), with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne (prior to 1349), with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Arm Reliquary of Charlemagne (1481) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Reliquary for arm of Charlemagne (c1165-70) from Liege at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Carrara marble sarcophagus carved with abduction of Proserpina , Rome, in which Charlemagne was originally buried, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Shrine of Charlemagne aka Karlsschrein where Charlemagne's remains were interred at Aachen Cathedral. Aachen, Germany.Shrine of Charlemagne aka Karlsschrein where Charlemagne's remains were interred at Aachen Cathedral. Aachen, Germany.Bejeweled talisman worn by Charlemagne in his coffin & later by Empress Josephine now in Tau Palace. Reims, France.
Carrara marble sarcophagus carved with abduction of Proserpina (1st quarter 3rdC), Rome, in which Charlemagne was originally buried, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Shrine of Charlemagne (1215) aka Karlsschrein where Charlemagne's remains were interred at Aachen Cathedral. Aachen, Germany.Shrine of Charlemagne (1215) aka Karlsschrein where Charlemagne's remains were interred at Aachen Cathedral. Aachen, Germany.Bejeweled talisman (9th c) worn by Charlemagne in his coffin & later by Empress Josephine now in Tau Palace. Reims, France.
Pattern-welded Iron dagger & wooden sheath aka Hunting Knife of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Charlemagne Discovers Aachen's Hot Springs lime & sandstone sculpture at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Imperial coronation of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III at Old St. Peter in Rome painting by Joseph Kehren after Alfred Rethes at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Victory in 796 CE of Charlemagne over Avars near Regensburg painting by Albrecht Altdorfer at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Pattern-welded Iron dagger (8thC) & wooden sheath (11thC?) aka Hunting Knife of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Charlemagne Discovers Aachen's Hot Springs lime & sandstone sculpture (1879) at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Imperial coronation of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III at Old St. Peter in Rome painting (1856) by Joseph Kehren after Alfred Rethes at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Victory in 796 CE of Charlemagne over Avars near Regensburg painting (1518) by Albrecht Altdorfer at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Crowning of Charlemagne by Pope Leon III mural by Henry-Léopold Levy at Pantheon. Paris, France.Mosaic of Pope Leo III at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Plaque integrated into mosaics stating that they were donated by Charlemagne in Palatine Chapel at Aachen Cathedral. Aachen, Germany.Bronze Charlemagne statue from Aachen's Market Fountain New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.
Crowning (800 CE) of Charlemagne by Pope Leon III mural (1874) by Henry-Léopold Levy at Pantheon. Paris, France.Mosaic of Pope Leo III (c800) (copy) at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Plaque integrated into mosaics stating that they were donated by Charlemagne (aka Emperor Charles the Great) in Palatine Chapel at Aachen Cathedral. Aachen, Germany.Bronze Charlemagne statue (1620) from Aachen's Market Fountain New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.
Facial detail of bronze Charlemagne statue from Aachen's Market Fountain at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Choir Hall Keystone with image of Charlemagne at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Print Mold of Charlemagne at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Carved stone figure of Charlemagne as founder of Benedictine convent in Müstair Switzerland at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Facial detail of bronze Charlemagne statue (1620) from Aachen's Market Fountain at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Choir Hall Keystone with image of Charlemagne (before 1414) (copy) at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Print Mold of Charlemagne (1755) at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.Carved stone figure of Charlemagne as founder of Benedictine convent in Müstair Switzerland (12thC) at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Detail of stone figure of Charlemagne as founder of Benedictine convent in Müstair Switzerland at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Charlemagne in imagined portrait by workshop of Albrecht Dürer of Nürnberg at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Emperor Charlemagne painting by Albrecht Dürer at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Charlemagne & his guards monument by Charles Rochet & Louis Rochet beside Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.
Detail of stone figure of Charlemagne as founder of Benedictine convent in Müstair Switzerland (12thC) at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Charlemagne in imagined portrait (1514) by workshop of Albrecht Dürer of Nürnberg at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Emperor Charlemagne painting (c1511-13) by Albrecht Dürer at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Charlemagne & his guards monument (1878) by Charles Rochet & Louis Rochet (shown Paris Expo 1878) beside Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.
Detail of Charlemagne monument by Charles Rochet & Louis Rochet beside Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.Modern glass bust of Charlemagne at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen awarded to Clinton for service to European unification at Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock, AR.Charlemagne ship figurehead by Toulon dockyard at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.
Detail of Charlemagne monument (1878) by Charles Rochet & Louis Rochet (shown Paris Expo 1878) beside Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.Modern glass bust of Charlemagne at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany.International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen awarded to Clinton for service to European unification at Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock, AR.Charlemagne ship figurehead (1851) by Toulon dockyard at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.
Charlemagne ship figurehead by Toulon dockyard at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.Ceramic plate showing Charlemagne by Albert Anker with Théodore Deck from Sèvres at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Gilded silver Chapel Reliquary with Virgin Mary & Child, Charlemagne & St. Catherine at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Legends of Charlemagne & Life of St James the Greater stained glass windows at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.
Charlemagne ship figurehead (1851) by Toulon dockyard at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.Ceramic plate (1870-5) showing Charlemagne by Albert Anker with Théodore Deck from Sèvres at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Gilded silver Chapel Reliquary with Virgin Mary & Child, Charlemagne & St. Catherine at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Legends of Charlemagne & Life of St James the Greater stained glass windows at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.
City Hall, built under Louis XII with 19thC restoration, with facade displaying equestrian statue of Louis XII & historic figures such as Joan of Arc & Charlemagne. Compiègne, France.Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg on a defended hill first deeded by Charlemagne in 774 & later the site of monastery. France.Charlemagne sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Art Deco aluminum grill great lawgivers of history: Charlemagne, Akhenaton, Moses, King John, Julius Caesar & Thomas Jefferson at Houston City Hall. Houston, TX.
City Hall, built under Louis XII with 19thC restoration, with facade displaying equestrian statue of Louis XII & historic figures such as Joan of Arc & Charlemagne. Compiègne, France. Style: Late Gothic.Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg on a defended hill first deeded by Charlemagne in 774 & later the site of monastery. France.Charlemagne sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Art Deco aluminum grill great lawgivers of history: Charlemagne, Akhenaton, Moses, King John, Julius Caesar & Thomas Jefferson at Houston City Hall. Houston, TX.

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