The Legacy of Charlemain
Father of Europe, emperor of the Franconian Empire, kind-hearted family man and loyal friend. All of which was Charlemain, better known as Charlemagne. He is one of the most famous rulers in history. More than 1200 years decease, Charlemain still fascinates not only as an emperor, but also with his impressive personality. As one of humanity’s most powerful rulers, he stood out through generosity and justice. Charlemain was very eager to learn, even though he could hardly write. He was known as a genius of friendship, loving those around him and leaving behind large parts of his fortune to his people.
Unlike the usual for kings in the Middle Ages, Charlemain placed great emphasis on his outer appearance. According to his motto: “Details define character”, it was very important to him to always have nicely cut hair and a neatly trimmed beard. He always dressed elegantly, but did not like the unnecessary pomposity of the other nobles. Charlemain was not a friend of social constraints, which led to his unique and extremely popular personality. His charismatic character in the context of his above-average height led to Charlemain’s well-known epithet “the Great.”